Robert Sutphin, MD
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Robert Michael Sutphin, MD - Pediatric Hematology & Oncology


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Robert Sutphin, MD, is a board-certified pediatric hematologist and oncologist with The Haley Center for Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He diagnoses and treats children and teens with cancer, including leukemia, lymphoma, and brain, bone and solid tumors. He also treats bleeding disorders and diseases of the blood cells, including disorders of white cells, red cells and platelets.

Cancer and Blood Disorder Care

Dr. Sutphin is committed to helping children and their families know what to expect as they navigate the complexities of cancer and blood disorders. His focus is on protecting his patient’s quality of life in order to return them to the healthiest possible childhood.

He helps parents and caregivers understand their child’s diagnosis, evaluate recommended treatment options, and connect with the hospital’s support services. He also thoroughly answers patient’s questions and concerns and ensures they receive a caring, specialized approach as they move from diagnosis through survivorship.

Dr. Sutphin’s Training

Dr. Sutphin earned his medical degree from Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine at Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia, and undergraduate degree from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas. He completed his pediatric residency at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer followed by a fellowship in pediatric hematology and oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston.

Prior to pursuing his education, Dr. Sutphin served in the United States Air Force for a decade as a technician and instructor in the medical laboratory.

His clinical and research interests include acute leukemia, Hodgkin and Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and the study of novel therapies for children. His research focus on notch signaling pathway activity in myeloid leukemia has been published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and presented at annual meetings of the American Society of Hematology and American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Dr. Sutphin is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, and his professional affiliations include memberships in the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Society of Hematology, and the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology.

Board Certifications

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Academic Information

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Medical Education

Marshall University


Orlando Health


M. D. Anderson Cancer Center


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