Pediatric Hematology/Oncology


The Department of Pediatrics consists of a dynamic and growing faculty dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research, and educational activity devoted to improving the health of Florida’s children. This department is uniquely balanced, with almost exactly half of its budget derived from clinical activity and the other half from funded research. Our pediatric hematology and oncology unit is one of the largest of its kind in the Southeast. A team of experts in both cancer and pediatric care provide specialized treatment plans for diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, solid tumors, and brain tumors.

Multidisciplinary Treatment Team

The Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology works in multidisciplinary treatment teams which provide extensive experience in many areas of prevention, diagnosis and treatment. Each team may include:

  • Pediatric oncologists
  • Pediatric surgeons
  • Pediatric nurses
  • Radiation oncologists
  • Pathologists
  • Radiologists
  • Psychologists
  • Social workers

Comprehensive Patient Care

Our experts provide comprehensive care in an environment that recognizes the unique needs of children. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital at the University of Florida is the State’s premier children’s inpatient health center, providing innovative and comprehensive care for children at the highest standards of quality and service, in partnership with their families, healthcare teams and communities.

The UF Pediatric Brain Tumor Program is dedicated to delivering the highest level of care for children with tumors of the brain and spinal cord. Treatment of pediatric brain and spinal cord tumors presents a unique challenge and necessitates the collaboration of multiple specialists. Today, more than half of the children with these tumors can be cured.

The pediatric leukemia and lymphoma service is focused on delivering innovative treatments to patients with high risk or recurrent leukemia or lymphoma.

Often, cancer treatment in children can include a stem cell transplant. Our pediatric specialists have the knowledge and experience to tailor each transplant to the needs of the individual child.

Other specialized services include:

  • Clinical trials
  • Personal wellness and rehabilitation programs
  • Nutrition counseling
  • Home care
  • Support groups
  • Palliative Care

Referrals and Appointments

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call
(352) 273-9120