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Dr. Michel Mikhael

Neonatology
Orange, CA
42 years experience male

Locations

Office

Orange, CA

Address

505 S Main St, Orange, CA, US
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My office hours

Wednesday: 9:00am - 7:00am
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Insurances accepted

Medi-Cal

Blue Cross of California

Aetna

Cigna

About

Bio

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 perinatology, 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

Specialties
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Neonatology

Pediatrics

Languages spoken

Arabic

Doctor Q&A

24 Answers
3 Agrees
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Neonatal nurses: They are nurse who have extra training and experience to take care of newborns at the neonatal ICU. Those babies could be in the hospital due to prema... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Premature mortality: there is a NIH sponsored study to predict outcome (mortality and disability) based on baby's gestational age, gender, race and mother receiving prenat... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Alobar holoprosencep: it is a rare and serious genetic malformation of the brain with adverse short and long outcome
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Yes most of the time: usually diagnosis is made during prenatal ultrasound
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Very rare: very rare in general population, highest risk among Ashkenazi Jewish families
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Placental abruption: many reasons, most common are trauma, high blood pressure, substance abuse (esp. cocaine). It is serious and emergent condition, need immediate media... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
SGA: long list; if you have any chronic disease or inadequate nutrition during pregnancy if your placental was not working adequately due reasons like f... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Ultrasound: most of the times diagnosis is made prenatally, few times it is difficult to differentiate between the two based on ultrasound
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Ignore: Follow up with developmental specialists to maximize potential for normal development milestones.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Comparison: Omphalocele is usually associated with other congenital problems. like heart or genetics defects which affect long term outcome. Gastroschisis is not... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Birth defect causes: 1- genetic; either inherited from parents or just random chance (new mutation) 2- Infection; toxo, herpes, varciella, syphilis, rubella, etc 3- envir... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Tertatogensis: long list of medications, infections, enviromental agents that can cause problems to the developing embryo. The general rule of thumb is not take medi... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Apnea monitor: cardio respiratory monitor and pulse oximeter
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Breech: OB doctors diagnosed it by ultrasound and physical exam
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Apgar's score: The Apgar's score is a way to evaluate effective resuscitation of newborns, based on it asphyxiated (depressed) neonates are diagnosed for many years ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Rhogam: if you are Rh Negative, then rhogam is indicated by 2nd trimester to decrease the risk of inducing red blood cells break down (hemolysis) in the fetus... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
MFM to screen: MFM to screen and if abnormalities refer to peds cardiology for counseling families as well on treatment
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Reflux: you should not have stopped consuming dairy, unless your baby has milk protein allergy, reflux is not an indication
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Beractant: It is a natural surfactant material extracted from bovine (cattle) lungs. Surfactant is a mix of proteins and lipids that naturally exists in our lun... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Mastitis: massage, warm compressors, breast pumping if lactating
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Oxygen concentration: 0.21 to begin with, to be escalated based on oxygen saturation monitoring and clinical situation
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
APGAR: Apgar score developed to asses newborn in delivery room and transition to life outside mother's uterus It is a subjective tool relays on skin color, ... Read More
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Umbilical cord: Keep umbilical cord dry and clean till fell off, only sponge bath.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michel Mikhael
Neonatology 42 years experience
Meconium aspiration: babies born through meconium stained amniotic fluid are at risk of aspiration. meconium can cause blockage of airway and inflammation of lung tissue. ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Mikhael is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Cairo Faculty of Medicine, Egypt
Graduated 2002MD

Residency

MAIMONIDES MEDICAL CENTER

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

Affiliations

Children's Hospital Of Orange County (CHOC)
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