Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders


Located within Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital, we are one of seven St. Jude Affiliate Clinics in the country. With a 10-bed unit dedicated to hematology-oncology patients, we are staffed with a wonderful group of experienced nurses with special APHON/CPON training in pediatric hematology and pediatric oncology. 

Our services include

  • Care at one of the top St. Jude Affiliate clinics in the country, providing world class care in a local setting familiar to the patient and family
  • 10 bed Pediatric hematology/oncology Unit 
  • Large outpatient clinic with attached Infusion Center
  • 34 Pediatric hematologists-oncologists, pediatric nurse practitioners and physician assistants
  • Average over 5,500 office visits annually

Diagnoses and Treatment

  • Leukemias and lymphomas
  • Solid tumors
  • Brain tumors
  • Anemias, including iron deficiency, autoimmune, aplastic anemia
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Platelet disorders, including idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, neonatal thrombocytopenia
  • Clotting disorders, including hemophilia and Von Willebrand’s disease

What is pediatric hematology?

Pediatric hematologist-oncologists provide specialized care to children with a variety of blood disorders and cancers. Hematology, or diseases of the blood, might include sickle cell disease, hemophilia (free bleeders), anemia, and other changes in the blood resulting in too many or too few cells. 

We provide the latest in medical care and techniques to keep these children healthy and happy. From periodic screening of organ function to advanced supportive care to reduce stroke risk, our sickle cell, patients benefit from a wide range of services and therapies. Excellent long term and short term care that allows the patient and family to maintain as normal a life, as free from crises as possible, is our goal. In addition to excellent clinical care, we now offer select sickle cell patients the opportunity to enroll in safe, regulated and well run clinical trials offering access to the latest in sickle cell treatment and care. 

We now offer a transition clinic to prepare our teenagers for a successful move to adult sickle cell care in conjunction with physicians at Mary Bird Perkins-Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center.

What is pediatric oncology?

Pediatric Oncology, or the diagnosis and treatment of cancers in children, might include diseases such as leukemia, lymphoma, brain tumors, and solid tumors. Our group is also experienced in the delivery of care for children with all manner of malignant disease or cancer. 

Through our affiliation with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we offer state of the art diagnostics and treatment to children with cancer. We rely on effective chemotherapy, biological therapy and molecularly targeted therapies, as well as access to Phase I and II therapies at the forefront of medical development. Our team employs cutting edge surgical care and now even Radiation Therapy for children through our collaboration with Mary Bird Perkins – Our Lady of the Lake Cancer Center. Collaborating with researchers at St. Jude, our hematologist-oncologists have access to world class expertise, state-of-the-art cancer research and treatment protocols.

Many of these advances were earned through cooperative study. When our patients participate in studies, they do so in an environment that is familiar and convenient to them. The marriage of uncompromising care with the warmth of a small community deeply attached to each young patient make this clinic a truly wonderful place.

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Specialists at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital

Dayo.jpgJeff Deyo, MD, PhD received his degrees from the University of Texas Medical School and MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. He completed his pediatric residency and Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology through the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Deyo has dual appointments at the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and is Board Certified in pediatric hematology/oncology. Dr. Deyo is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, Children’s Oncology Group, The American Society of Hematology, and The International Society of Pediatric Oncology. Dr. Deyo is the Medical Director of the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic. He is also the Chief of Pediatrics and Chief Medical Informatics Officer at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital.

Moore_Shelia_thumbnail.jpgSheila Moore, MD received her medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. She did a rotating internship and first year pediatric residency in Nashville, TN at Mid-State Baptist Hospital and completed her residency at Earl K. Long Medical Center, Baton Rouge. She developed a pediatric oncology clinic, began the first sickle cell clinic for children in Baton Rouge and began the first Pediatric HIV Clinic in this area. She is the Medical Director Emeritus of the St. Jude Affiliate Clinic at Our Lady of the Lake Children’s Hospital. Dr. Moore is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, American Society Oncology, Baton Rouge Oncology Group, East Baton Rouge Parish Medical Society and East Baton Rouge Pediatric Society. She is a diplomat of the American Board of Pediatrics and a Franciscan Service Award winner.

Sims_Kacie_thumbnail.jpgKacie L. Sims, MD received her medical degree from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. She completed her residency in pediatrics at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge. Dr. Boston also completed Fellowship training in pediatric hematology/oncology at Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. She is Board Certified in pediatrics.

Resources for patients from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital:

Referring physicians, please download our Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital Referral Form.

Outpatient Hematology/Oncology services available at this location:

St. Jude Affiliate Clinic
7777 Hennessy Boulevard, Suite 312 
Baton Rouge, LA 70808

Telephone:  (225) 763-6337