Dr Mikhaeel specialises in the treatment of lymphoma and colorectal cancer with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He trained in clinical oncology in Guy's & St Thomas' Hospital, University College London, and Mount Vernon Hospital before his appointment as a consultant in 2001.
Dr Mikhaeel has a unique expertise as one of few clinicians treating lymphoma with both chemotherapy and radiotherapy. He is an early implementer of advanced radiotherapy techniques in lymphoma radiotherapy. He introduced 3D conformal radiotherapy to Guy's & St Thomas', one the first centres in the UK to offer this treatment. He specialises in Image-Guided IMRT in lymphoma to improve targeting of radiation and reduce side effects. He also has a large NHS colorectal cancer practice as the main oncologist treating this cancer with chemotherapy and radiotherapy in Lewisham Hospital.
His research interest is focused on advanced radiotherapy technology and PET scanning for lymphoma and its use to predict prognosis and tailor treatment to the need of the individual. He published extensively in this field and has been an invited speaker in many international conferences. He is a member of the UK National Cancer Research Institute - Lymphoma studies group and is the Chief Investigator on a national study of PET scanning and chemotherapy in non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He is a local principle investigator on many clinical trials in colorectal cancer and lymphoma.