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Dr. Michel Mikhael, Neonatology

Dr. Michel Mikhael joined CHOC Children’s Hospital in 2012 and currently serves as an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at UC Irvine. His philosophy of care is to provide family centered care and apply evidence-based practices. He has special interest in periatology, extremely low birth weight neonates and sepsis. He is board certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine by the American board of Pediatrics.

Dr. Mikhael attended medical school at Cairo University School of Medicine in Egypt, completed his pediatrics residency at Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn, NY, then fellowship training in neonatal perinatal medicine at University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX


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1798 N. Garey Ave.
Pomona, CA 91767

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27700 Medical Center Rd. 5th Floor
Mission Viejo, CA 92691

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1201 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868

Administrative Appointments

  • Neonatology, CHOC Children’s Specialists


  • Fellowship – Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
  • Internship
    Cairo University Teaching Hospitals, Cairo, Egypt
  • Medical School
    Cairo University School of Medicine, Cairo, Egypt
  • Residency – Pediatrics
    Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital, Brooklyn, New York

Honors and Awards

  • Children’s Clinical Research Advisory Committee (CCRAC) Award
    Children’s Medical Center of Dallas
  • The Sassine Rahi award for Excellence in Neonatology
    Maimonides Infants and Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn

Professional Organizations

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Egyptian Medical Syndicate


Mikhael M, Brown LS, Rosenfeld CR. Serial Neutrophil Values Facilitate Predicting the Absence of Neonatal Early-Onset Sepsis. J Pediatr March 2014.

Rastogi S, Mikhael M, Filipov P, Rastogi D. Effects of Ventilation on Hearing Loss in Preterm Neonates: Nasal Continuous Positive Pressure Does Not Increase the Risk of Hearing Loss in Ventilated Neonates. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol March 2013.

Our neonatologists commonly treat the following conditions in newborns and babies:

  • Michel Mikhael MD
    • Office: 714-509-4373
    • Specialty: Neonatology
    • Board Certified: Pediatrics, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
    • On Staff at: CHOC Children's Hospital

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