Amy Smith, MD
Dr. Smith is a board-certified pediatric hematologist-oncologist with specialized training in pediatric neuro-oncology. She is the Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Neuro-Oncology at Orlando Health-Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children and is responsible for developing the division in the areas of clinical care, research, and academic stewardship. She joined Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in 2011 as the Director of Pediatric Neuro-Oncology and has spent her career caring for infants, children, and young adults fighting central nervous system tumors.
Dr. Smith is well-known in the field of pediatric neuro-oncology and her work includes several notable achievements. Since 2008 she has been an investigator for the Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators’ Consortium (POETIC), an early phase research group focused on first-in-child clinical and basic research work. Dr. Smith is the national chair for the world’s largest study of ependymoma, a commonly diagnosed CNS cancer, and has successfully led the recruitment of almost 500 children in this study. She currently serves as the co-chair of the ependymoma subcommittee of the NCI-supported Children’s Oncology Group. In 2014 Dr. Smith was appointed to the Florida Cancer Research and Advisory Board (C-CRAB) by the Florida governor.
Dr. Smith earned her medical degree from the Medical College of Georgia and completed her pediatric internship, residency, fellowship & neuro-oncology training at The Children’s Hospital, Denver (University of Colorado). Professional memberships include the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Society of Hematology, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology. Dr. Smith has published numerous peer-reviewed articles, chapters, and other research work.