William Slayton, M.D.

William Slayton, M.D.

(352) 273-9120

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Biography

My patients and colleagues call me "Dr. Bill," and I joined the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology in 2002, with a focus on platelet disorders and leukemia. I received my bachelor’s degree in biology from Oberlin College and my medical degree from the University of Florida. I also completed a pediatric internship, pediatric residency, and pediatric fellowship at UF.

I'm now the chief of the division, and I also chair the Children’s Oncology Group clinical trial AALL0622, Improved Targeted Tyrosine Kinase Therapy for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia.

My laboratory has interest in how normal and leukemic stem cell interact with the bone marrow microenvironment. My current projects are focused on developing better therapies for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Infant Leukemia.

In my free time, I frequently volunteer at Camp Boggy Creek, sing in an a capella group, and write limericks. I've also organized wilderness river trips for children who have completed their cancer treatment. I'm married to Dr. Marci Slayton, a pediatrician, and we have three children.

Education

Fellowship - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
University of Florida
1996

Residency - Pediatrics
University of Florida
1993

Internship - Pediatrics
University of Florida
1993

Medical Degree
University of Florida
1992

Bachelor of Arts in Biology
Oberlin College
1985

Board Certification

  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - American Board of Pediatrics
  • Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics

Honors and Awards

Hugh and Cornelia Carithers Awards
University of Florida
1992

Eugene F. Tubbs M.D.
University of Florida
1992