Lei Shao, MD


Primary Office

Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida Nemours Children's Hospital, Florida 6535 Nemours Parkway Orlando, FL 32827 Appointment: (407) 650-7715

Why I Treat Children

Pediatric pathology is the branch of medicine that diagnoses in the laboratory all the various diseases found in children and teens (rather than just diseases of a specific organ or system, as in other types of pathology). This fits well with my passion to help children and my interests in congenital/developmental diseases, childhood neoplasms (new and abnormal growth of tissue in some part of the body, often related to cancer) and perinatal pathology (the study of disease just before and after the birth of an infant).

Education & Training


  • Pediatric Pathology - Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • University of Connecticut School of Medicine, 1993

Internship Residency

  • Anatomic & Clinical Pathology - George Washington University Medical Center, 2000

Medical/Dental School

  • MBBS - Shandong Medical University, 1985

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pathology/Pediatric Pathology
  • American Board of Pathology/Anatomic & Clinical

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna Better Health FL Medicaid and Healthy Kids
  • AmeriHealth Caritas Florida (FKA Prestige Health Choice)
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield HMO
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield Non HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Florida Blue Select
  • Cigna & Great West HMO/POS Open Access
  • Cigna & Great West PPO/EPO
  • Community Care Plan Medicaid
  • Employers Health Network PPO
  • Evolutions Healthcare
  • First Health Aetna PPO/EPO
  • Florida Medicaid
  • Florida Medicare
  • Health First Health Plans
  • HealthSmart Health Plans PPO
  • Humana HMO/POS
  • Humana PPO/EPO
  • Molina Healthcare Medicaid
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Olympus Managed Healthcare PPO ORL
  • Prime Health Services PPO Specialty Florida
  • Seminole Tribe of Florida
  • Simply Healthcare Healthy Kids
  • Simply Healthcare Medicaid HMO
  • Star Healthcare Network
  • Sunshine SMI/CMS 19 & 21
  • Sunshine State Health Plan Medicaid
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare/Humana Military Health Services
  • United Healthcare Commercial Products
  • United Healthcare Community Plan Medicaid
  • Volusia Health Network PPO/EPO

Medical Interests

  • Kidney tumors
  • Dermatopathology (the study of skin disease)
  • Perinatal pathology (the study of disease just before and after birth)

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin