Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Childhood Cancer Care in Tampa

Children with cancer or blood disorders receive comprehensive, expert care at our Outpatient Care Center in Tampa.

When children are diagnosed with cancer, they need expert, compassionate care from a team that recognizes their unique needs. For children with all types of pediatric cancers and blood disorders, the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute team provides the expert care they need closer to home at our Outpatient Care Center in Tampa, Florida.

Our team includes physicians, nurses, advanced practice providers, phlebotomists, and other support staff with deep experience in treating children with cancer and blood disorders.

Some of our specialized programs that see patients in Tampa include:

We provide a full range of diagnostic and treatment procedures at our center in Tampa, including:

  • Chemotherapy treatment
  • Transfusions
  • Lumbar punctures
  • Bone marrow aspirates and biopsies
  • MRI scan
  • X-ray

Because of our location, we serve patients not only in the immediate area, but many patients from surrounding areas like Lakeland and Polk County; Pasco, Hernando and north Pinellas counties, and Ocala in Marion County.

We are also the only pediatric affiliate of the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, and work with their physicians and researchers to better understand pediatric cancers and potential treatments.

Meet Our Physicians

Irmel Ayala, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Ayala is the director of the Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. She also is the hematology leader of the Young Women Bleeding Disorders/Menorrhagia Clinic, which focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to bleeding symptoms in girls and young women. Dr. Ayala also is involved in the newly created Immune Dysregulation Clinic, which evaluates patients with autoimmune cytopenias in a multidisciplinary approach.
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Lynda Beaupin, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Beaupin specializes in pediatric hematology-oncology in the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute. She joined the hospital staff in 2018 and sees patients on the main campus and Johns Hopkins All Children’s Outpatient Care, Tampa.
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E. Leila Jerome Clay, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Clay is the division chief of hematology and director of the sickle cell program in the Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute. She is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Dr. Clay treats children, adolescents and young adults with rare blood disorders such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia. Trained in both pediatrics and internal medicine, she plays the key role of a physician navigator in transitioning adolescents with these diseases to adult care. She has established her research in sickle cell disease where she studies the mechanistic contribution of vitamin D deficiency and its effects of disease manifestation of sickle cell disease as well as bone disease. Her primary professional objective is to translate her clinical research to the field.
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Jonathan Metts, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Metts specializes in pediatric hematology/oncology in the Johns Hopkins All Children's Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute.  He joined the hospital in 2016. He received his medical degree from the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and completed an internship and residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital through the University of South Florida Morsani School of Medicine. Dr. Metts then trained at Emory University School of Medicine as a pediatric hematology/oncology fellow.
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Peter Shaw, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Shaw is hematologist-oncologist who serves as medical director of Tampa Services for the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Cancer & Blood Disorders Institute. He joined the medical staff in August 2016 as deputy director. Dr. Shaw treats a variety of patients with blood and cancer disorders at the Tampa clinic and is recognized nationally as a leader in the areas of adolescent and young adult (AYA) oncology. He is founding member of the Consortium of Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Centers and helped develop internationally recognized standards for care of this population. He is expanding the AYA program at Johns Hopkins All Children’s to enhance continuity of care into adulthood through multidisciplinary collaboration with physicians at Moffitt Cancer Center. He also supports the institute’s fertility preservation program, which helps pediatric cancer and bone marrow transplant survivors enjoy optimal health and the opportunity to become parents in their adult years.
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Stacie Stapleton, MD Hematology / Oncology

Dr. Stapleton is the division chief of oncology and director of pediatric neuro-oncology at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stapleton joined the hospital in 2007 and is double-board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology. She has formal training in pediatric neuro-oncology. Dr. Stapleton is on the Pediatric Palliative Care Team at Johns Hopkins All Children’s and she specializes in symptom control and end of life care. She has been awarded numerous grants for phase I studies for patients with brain and spinal cord tumors as well as clinical research in pediatric palliative care. Dr. Stapleton’s research experience includes investigator-initiated and multi-center research projects.
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Multiple Specialties in One Location

Providers in several other specialties also see patients at the Tampa location. Our patients who may have additional, complex conditions requiring care from multiple specialists often don’t have to travel for additional care, and our physicians are able to work closely together from the same facility. Some of the other specialties available include cardiology, pulmonology, orthopaedic surgery, plastic and reconstructive surgery, endocrinology and rehabilitation.

Contact Us at Outpatient Care, Tampa

We are located at:
12220 Bruce B Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612

Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Appointments for some services, such as lab draws and some chemotherapy, are also available on Thursdays.

For more information or to make an appointment, please call 813-631-5000.
 

The Cancer and Blood Disorders Institute at Johns Hopkins All Children’s

We provide expert, compassionate care for children of all ages with both rare and common cancers and blood disorders. Learn more about all our programs and services.