Dr. Joanne Lagmay

Dr. Joanne LagmayAssociate Professor & Solid Tumor Director
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Associate Chief, Palliative Care Program
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

Office: (352) 273-9120
(352) 294-8091
UF Pediatrics, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Box 100298
Gainesville, FL 32610-0298
Email: jplagmay@peds.ufl.edu


  • Undergrad: Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of the Philippines 1997
  • Med: College of Medicine, University of the Philippines 2002
  • Residency: Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, 2003-2006
  • Chief Resident: Children’s Hospital at Monmouth Medical Center, 2005-2006
  • Fellowship: Nationwide Children’s Hospital, The Ohio State University 2009

Board Certification

  • Board Certification, Pediatrics 2007-2013
  • Board Certification in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, 2011-2018

Clinical Interests

  • Sarcoma
  • Pediatric Palliative Care
  • Rare pediatric tumors including solid tumors Neuroblastoma, Wilms and Hepatoblastoma


Joanne Lagmay MD is board-certified in general pediatrics and pediatric hematology/oncology.  Her main focus has been the multidisciplinary treatment of pediatric solid tumors, specifically  pediatric sarcoma of the bone and soft tissue.  She also has special interest in pediatric palliative care.  She participates in several national professional societies and committees, including the Children’s Oncology Group, American Society of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, American Society of Hematology and Connective Tissue Oncologic Society.  Her practice integrates translational research in targeted radionuclide therapies for osteosarcoma in collaboration with UF Veterinary Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science Engineering and Radiation Oncology.  Her direct collaboration with pediatric oncology colleagues in Florida has brought about phase I clinical trials for pediatric cancer patients in the state.  Dr. Lagmay came to UF in 2009 from Nationwide Children’s Hospital.