Medical Director and Team

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David Shook, MD

Medical Director of the Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant & Cellular Therapy Program, at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center at Florida Hospital for Children

Dr. Shook brings his award winning skill and extensive research to young patients that need treatment for blood and bone cancers, diseases and disorders, 80 malignant & non-malignant diseases treatable with a bone marrow or stem cell transplant.  Dr. Shook is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric hematology and oncology, and he specializes in bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy.

Education and Experience

Dr. Shook earned his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed a pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship, as well as a bone marrow transplantation and cellular therapy fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis. Dr. Shook has held significant positions at the institutions he served, including Director of the Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Fellowship Program; Member of the Clinical Competency and Quality Improvement Committee; and Member of Cancer Center Developmental Biology and Solid Tumor Program, all at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis.

In addition to Dr. Shook’s extensive training and experience, he has won several academic awards including the Harrison Award for Proficiency in Pediatrics from Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, as well as the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Research Service Award.

 


Susan Staba Kelly, MD

Susan Kelly, MD, most recently served as director of the Pediatric Cellular Therapy Program at the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Arnold Palmer Hospital. She is an award-winning physician whose work has been recognized with, among other honors, the NIH Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award, the Mortimer M. Bortin Award for Best Clinical Research, Duke University’s Betty Jarboe Award for Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and multiple research grants. In addition to her service at Arnold Palmer Hospital, Dr. Kelly previously served as director of the Pediatric Blood and Marrow Transplant Program at the University of Florida, and as the director of the Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Dr. Kelly is a proud graduate of the University of Florida (UF), where she graduated with highest honors in interdisciplinary medical science before continuing on to medical school – also at UF – as well as her internship and residency training, and later earned a Master of Science in clinical investigation. Following medical school, Dr. Kelly completed dual fellowships at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina – one in pediatric hematology/oncology and another in pediatric stem cell transplant.

 

Lori Lion, CPNP, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Lori Lion is a certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan. As a Registered Nurse she has experience both in pediatric hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplantation, as well as pediatric intensive care. While working at City of Hope, a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles, she advanced from Registered Nurse to a Nurse Practitioner. Lori obtained her Masters in Nursing from Azusa Pacific University. Her previous experience as a nurse practitioner has also included pediatric primary care, and working in pediatric anesthesia at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. Lori joined the team at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Program at Florida Hospital for Children in 2016. She cares for children in both inpatient and outpatient areas.

 

Crucy Shook, RN, BSN, CHTC

Crucy is a certified Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Coordinator.  She earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Middle Tennessee State University. Her nursing experience includes trauma ICU, hematology, oncology and bone marrow transplant. She was most recent Lead Clinical Transplant Coordinator at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital where she spent the last ten years of her nursing career. While at St Jude’s she won Daisy Awards honors and Top 100 Shelby County Nurse of the Year. Crucy joined the team at the Kids Beating Cancer Pediatric Transplant Center at Florida Hospital for Children in 2016.