The medical team at Florida Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapy in Orlando is pleased to welcome Susan Staba Kelly, MD, who joins the practice from the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children where she has been serving as director of the Pediatric Cellular Therapy Program.
Dr. Kelly is a graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, where she earned her medical degree, carried out her internship and residency training, and later returned to earn a Master of Science in clinical investigation. She undertook her advanced fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology and pediatric stem cell research via dual fellowships at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC.
An experienced clinician and researcher whose work has appeared in numerous medical journals, Dr. Kelly has previously served on the medical faculty of the University of Florida and as director of that institution’s Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program. More recently, she was on the medical faculty and served as the director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship program at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Kelly onboard at Florida Center for Pediatric Cellular Therapy, one of the very few practices of its kind nationwide,” said David Shook, MD. “Her outstanding clinical skills and credentials are a perfect fit for our philosophy of care, which focuses on applying the most advanced and effective therapies toward healing every child with a hematological malignancy.”