Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children

92 W Miller Street, MP318
Orlando, FL 32806
+1 321-841-8588

Orlando Health is a $2.6 billion not-for-profit health care organization and a community-based network of physician practices, hospitals, and outpatient care centers. Orlando Health serves 1.8 million Central Florida residents and more than 4,500 international patients annually. Since 1996, more than 138,000 babies have been born at Winnie Palmer Hospital. Many of these families stay within our health system, entrusting their care and the care of their family to our team of experts.

Arnold Palmer Hospital is consistently one of the top three enrolling Children’s Oncology Group (COG) sites in Florida and the only Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators’ Consortium (POETIC) site in Florida. We are invited participants in COG invitation-only studies and joined as a collaborating center for two early phase St. Jude studies. Our system-wide biorepository gives every patient the opportunity to bank data and specimens for future research.

Research Team

Principal Investigator

Amy Smith, MD

Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Dr. Smith’s national involvement includes acting as the current study chair of Children’s Oncology Group (COG) study ACNS0831 and Vice-Chair of the COG CNS ependymoma sub-committee. She is an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Blood and Cancer, and the Journal of Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery. Dr. Smith participated in the congressionally-directed PDQ brain tumor and a Department of Defense grant peer-review processes as a brain tumor expert. She is also the Governor’s Appointee to the Florida Cancer Control and Research Advisory Committee.

"Innovation and collaboration allows each hospital and team to bring the best of their expertise and energy to the work that we do. This dramatically improves the depth and quality of the care we provide."

-Dr. Amy Smith

The Arnold Palmer Hospital campus in Orlando, Florida.

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