Irmel A Ayala, M.D.

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Languages: English, Spanish


Pediatric Hematology

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St Petersburg Outpatient Care Center - Hematology Oncology

601 5th Street South
St Petersburg, FL 33701 map
Phone: 727-767-4176 | Fax: 727-767-4379


Dr. Ayala is the division chief of Hematology and director of the Hemophilia and Bleeding Disorders Treatment Center at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. She also is the hematology leader of the Young Women Bleeding Disorders/Menorrhagia Clinic, which focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to bleeding symptoms in girls and young women. Dr. Ayala also is involved in the Immune Dysregulation Clinic, which evaluates patients with autoimmune cytopenias in a multidisciplinary approach.

Dr. Ayala joined the hospital in 2000 and is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics and the sub board of pediatric hematology/oncology. She was the chair of the Division of Hematology/Oncology between 2013-2017 and also served as interim director for the division between 2015-2016. Dr. Ayala's research experience includes multicenter national and international projects.

Dr. Ayala received her medical degree from the University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine, her residency training at the San Juan City Hospital in Puerto Rico and her fellowship training at the Emory University School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Dr. Ayala is a member of the American Society of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and the Hemophilia and Thrombosis Research Society. more



  • MD; University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine (1986)


  • Pediatrics; San Juan Municipal Hospital (1989)


  • Pediatric Hematology-Oncology; Emory University School of Medicine (1993)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Hematology-Oncology) (1998)


Below you'll find a list of the insurance accepted by specialty physicians at Johns Hopkins All Children's. Please check with your insurance company and the physician's office before your child's visit to verify coverage and referral requirements.

Inclusion of a certain health plan on the list below does not guarantee that all services, locations or physicians are covered by your insurance company. Benefit plan design, credentialing and network criteria may limit coverage. The acceptance of certain plains may change occasionally and this page may not be immediately updated.

  • TriCare-HMHS (Commercial)
  • Simply Healthcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Cigna Health Care (Commercial)
  • Humana Commercial
  • Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids&CMS)
  • Aetna (Commercial)
  • Gulf Coast Provider Network (Commercial)
  • Integral
  • Aetna Better Health (Medicaid)
  • Multiplan (Commercial)
  • WPS TriCare East (Commercial)
  • Coventry (Commercial)
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Avmed (Commercial)
  • United (Commercial)
  • BCBS FL (Commercial)
  • Sunshine State/Wellcare (Medicaid&HealthyKids)
  • Vivida Health
  • Humana (Medicaid)
  • Magellan Complete Care (Medicaid)
  • Molina (Medicaid)
  • United Community Plan (Medicaid&HealthyKids)

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