Dr. William Slayton

Dr. William SlaytonAssociate Professor and Division Chief
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital

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


  • Board Certification, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology – 1999; Renewed 2007
  • Board Certification, Pediatrics – 1995; Renewed 2002
  • Fellowship – University of Utah, June 1999
  • Residency – University of Florida, June 1995
  • Medical Degree (With Honors) – University of Florida, June 1992
  • Bachelor of Arts – Oberlin College, June 1985

Clinical Interests

  • Targeted therapy for leukemia and platelet development


“Dr. Bill” joined the division in 2002 with a focus on platelet disorders and leukemia. He currently 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.