Dr. Mikhail currently serves as Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences at the University of Texas at El Paso. He is a professor of management and policy sciences at the School of Public Health in Houston having joined the School in 1989. Dr. Mikhail also serves as Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning at the University of Texas, Health Science Center-Houston and is currently evaluating and coordinating the UTMB population health efforts. From 1989 until January 2007, Dr. Mikhail also served in a number of capacities at St. Luke’s Episcopal Health System in Houston (prior to its sale to CHI), primarily as the Chief Strategic Officer – most recently as Senior Vice President, Planning, Development & Academic Affairs with oversight responsibility for Kelsey-Seybold Management Services and Episcopal Health Charities. Under St. Luke’s affiliation agreement with Baylor College of Medicine, he chaired the Joint Management Council in 2004-05.
Dr. Mikhail started his professional career in 1973 as a senior operations research analyst and project manager for Continental Bank in Chicago. He later served as director, financial systems and assistant vice president for product development at Mellon bank in Pittsburgh, and as a corporate planner for the Mead Corporation in Dayton, Ohio. In 1981 he was appointed director of strategic planning for Eli Lilly International in Indianapolis, Indiana, and in 1985 joined the Sisters of Charity Health Care System in Houston as senior vice president, corporate strategy.
Dr. Mikhail received a B.S. in math/physics from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon, an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in industrial administration/systems sciences from the Graduate School of Industrial Administration at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
Dr. Mikhail has been a consultant to a number of healthcare organizations including Duke and Vanderbilt University Medical Centers, Westchester Medical Center in New York and to a number of physician groups in the Houston area. During 2006 and 2007, he served as project director, curriculum development for the Center for Healthcare Governance (an AHA affiliate). He has also served as president of the board of Northwest Assistance Ministries, a community-based organization providing health and social services to northwest Houston, and as a board member and board chairman of Tanox, Inc., a public (NASDAQ) biotech company headquartered in Houston and acquired by Genentech in August 2007.