UF Pediatrics

Dedicated to improving the health of infants, children and adolescents through world-class patient care, leading-edge research, patient advocacy and innovative medical education.

8 Top 50 nationally ranked specialties according to U.S. News & World Report.

Patient Care

110+ outstanding subspecialty and general pediatric faculty members to learn from.

Education

$28 M in total research funding for the Department of Pediatrics

Research

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Our Focus

Department Focus

Patient Care

Dedicated to the highest quality patient care to improve the health of Florida’s children.

Patient Care - Baby

Welcome to UF Department of Pediatrics

Interim Department Chair

Welcome from Dr. Desmond Schatz

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida is dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research, and educational activity devoted to improving the health of children. While our patient care services are focused upon improving the health of Florida’s children, through medical education and biomedical research we hope to improve children's lives within the greater Gator Nation and around the world.

Desmond Schatz, MD

2021

Pediatric Progress Report

Welcome to the University of Florida Health 2021 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.

Peds Progress Report 2021

Pediatric Education

Educational Opportunities

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 he or she needs to be successful in his or her individual career path.

Pediatric Residency Program

Pediatric Research

Research Faculty

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.

Barry Byrne - Clinical Research Faculty

News & Events

The Research Roundtable

Lindsay A. Thompson, M.D., a professor of pediatrics and the medical director of the Pediatric Research Hub, shares how she and her research team…

Lindsay A. Thompson

Florida Department of Health’s guidance would, if…

We write as a group of more than 300 Florida health care professionals who care for transgender and gender diverse youth. We have one common goal: to…

Brittany Bruggeman

Florida doctor says gender-affirming care works…

WMFE’s Danielle Prieur spoke with the University of Florida’s Dr. Mike Haller who works with transgender and gender-nonconforming pediatric…

Michael Haller, M.D.