Dedicated to improving the health of infants, children and adolescents through world-class patient care, leading-edge research, patient advocacy and innovative medical education.
5 Top 50 nationally ranked specialties according to U.S. News & World Report.
110+ outstanding subspecialty and general pediatric faculty members to learn from.
$28 M in total research funding for the Department of Pediatrics
Dedicated to the highest quality patient care to improve the health of Florida’s children.
Training and encouraging residents to critically evaluate clinical problems and to function as primary care physicians.
Focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to patients.
Welcome to UF Department of Pediatrics
Welcome from Dr. Rashmin Savani
It is a genuine honor to greet you as chair of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida. And what an exciting time! For the second year in a row, UF Health Children’s Hospital is tied as the number one Children’s Hospital in Florida according to U.S. News & World Report 2022-2023 rankings.
Pediatric Progress Report
Welcome to the University of Florida Health 2022 Pediatric Progress Report, where we share news and updates from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Read more about what makes our pediatric programs unique and the progress we have made in the past year as we strive to offer our patients the highest-quality care as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. We hope you will appreciate our digital format, which is best viewed using Firefox or Chrome from a PC or Safari from a Mac. We hope you will appreciate our digital format, which is best viewed using Firefox or Chrome from a PC or Safari from a Mac.
Excelling in Child Healthcare Education
Our primary focus is to create an educational environment which supports and meets the educational needs of each unique learner and gives each graduate the foundation they need to be successful in their individual career path.
Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D.
Dr. Barry Byrne is a clinician scientist who is studying a variety of rare diseases with specific attention to developing therapies for inherited muscle disease. As a pediatric cardiologist, his focus is on conditions that lead to skeletal muscle weakness and problems in heart and respiratory function.
News & Events
$1.67M NIH Grant Brings Scene Health’s…
Principal investigators Dr. Dipankar Gupta, M.D., pediatric transplant physician at the University of Florida’s Congenital Heart Center, and Dr…
UF College of Medicine rises in graduate school…
The University of Florida College of Medicine rose in the national research rankings while also remaining Florida’s top-ranked medical school…
Dr. Michele Lossius Receives Clinical Excellence…
The clinical excellence award recognizes a faculty member who epitomizes excellence in patient care, is a leader in the advancement of clinical…