Dr. Jaime Libes is a board-certified pediatrician with the Haley Center for Children’s Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Her specialty is pediatric hematology and oncology, and she provides care for children, teens and young adults with blood disorders and cancer.
She has research and treatment experience for several cancers including:
- Neural tumors
- Ewing Sarcoma tumors
- Wilms’ tumors
Dr. Libes' philosophy is to treat every patient and their family with empathy and respect. She involves patients in decision-making and treatment planning as much as possible.
Dr. Libes' Training
She earned her medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in Grenada, completed her general pediatrics residency at State University of New York's Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York, and performed a pediatric hematology and oncology fellowship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee.
Dr. Libes also earned a master's degree in public health, specializing in maternal and child health, from George Washington University’s School of Public Health and Health Services in Washington, D.C.
About Dr. Libes
She is passionate about global pediatric oncology. Her international work has included funded research in Kenya, where she learned that parents and children fight cancer with the same emotions regardless of location and culture. Being in Africa also helped her understand the financial struggles that cancer therapy can cause.
Dr. Libes is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is board certified in pediatric hematology-oncology and general pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics. She has held academic appointments, most recently as an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Peoria. Her work has appeared in peer-reviewed publications and online journals.
Her professional memberships include the Children's Oncology Group, American Society of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, International Society of Paediatric Oncology, American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology.
Outside of work, Dr. Libes likes to travel, create photo albums and scrapbooks, spend time with her family and take her dog on long walks.