William Slayton, M.D.

William Slayton, M.D.

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Biography

“Dr. Bill” joined the division in 2002 with a focus on platelet disorders and leukemia. He is now the chief of the division of pediatric hematology/oncology, and also chairs the Children’s Oncology Group clinical trial AALL0622, Improved Targeted Tyrosine Kinase therapy for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia. His laboratory has interest in how normal and leukemic stem cell interact with the bone marrow microenvironment. Current projects are focused on developing better therapies for Ph+ Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia and Infant Leukemia. Dr. Bill frequently volunteers at Camp Boggy Creek, has organized wilderness river trips for children who have completed their cancer treatment, has written lymericks, and sings in an A ‘capella group. Dr. Bill is married to Dr. Marci Slayton, a pediatrician, and has 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