Joseph Mikhael, MD, MEd, FRCPC, FACP

Dr. Mikhael is a consultant hematologist at Mayo Clinic Arizona. He is a Professor at the Mayo College of Medicine, and is heavily involved in education. He is the Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at Mayo Clinic in Arizona and he is the Associate Chair of Education for the Department of Medicine. Dr. Mikhael also serves as the Mayo enterprise wide Deputy Director – Education of the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. He has been recognized with numerous awards in education including being in the Mayo Clinic Resident and Fellow Association Hall of Fame as Educator of the Year.

He specializes clinically in plasma cell disorders, namely multiple myeloma, amyloidosis and Waldenstrom’s macroglobulinemia. Dr. Mikhael is currently the principal investigator of many clinical trials, primarily in multiple myeloma. His other clinical research interests also include pharmaco-economics, communication skills and media relations. He has published over 100 peer reviewed articles in these fields. He lectures internationally on a regular basis. He is an active member of the International Myeloma Working Group, and serves on the editorial board of JCO.

Dr. Mikhael is also deeply involved in training future researchers, as he mentors junior hematologists nationwide. He is the senior co-chair of the American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute (CRTI). This is a week-long intense course designed to train up and coming clinical researchers in blood diseases and cancer.

Dr. Mikhael did his medical school and internal medicine training at the University of Ottawa, Canada. He then did his Hematology training at the University of Toronto, followed by a masters’ degree in education and a Multiple Myeloma fellowship at Princess Margaret Hospital. He was a staff physician at the Princess Margaret Hospital and Toronto General Hospital from 2004 until 2008 when he moved to Arizona to work at Mayo Clinic.

Dr. Mikhael also serves as the Medical Director of Development for Mayo Clinic in Arizona.