Jillian Silang is a certified physician assistant with The Haley Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. Jillian works with pediatric hematology-oncology patients who have been diagnosed with leukemia, lymphoma and solid tumors. She also cares for patients who have been diagnosed with bleeding disorders such as hemophilia and sickle cell anemia. As a physician assistant, her tasks include:
- Assessing and evaluating patients
- Managing patients before, during and after treatment
- Ordering and interpreting diagnostic tests
- Providing patient education
Through her experience as a physician assistant and certified nursing assistant, Jillian has learned the importance of providing thorough care and taking the time to listen to and understand her patients. Jillian recognizes that pediatric patients may have difficulty expressing how they are feeling, but she is committed to fully understanding their symptoms, thoughts and emotions.
Jillian enjoys working closely with families to address their concerns and answer questions. She prioritizes getting parents and siblings involved as much as possible to improve the quality of care for her patients.
Jillian earned her master’s degree in physician assistant studies from Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale and graduated with the highest honors. She also has a bachelor’s degree in health education with a minor in disabilities in society from the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Jillian is a certified physician assistant (PA-C) with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. She has spent time volunteering for clinics treating medically underserved communities such as the homeless and uninsured. Jillian is passionate about cancer research.
She is a member of the Society for Physician Assistants in Pediatrics, Association of Physician Assistants in Oncology, American Academy of Physician Associates and Florida Academy of PAs.
Outside of work, she enjoys traveling the world and spending time with loved ones.