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.

5 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

coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19

We have compiled a list of helpful resources and links to keep you up-to-date about Covid-19. Click the link below to learn more.

coronavirus

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

2019

Pediatric Progress Report

Welcome to the University of Florida Health 2019 Pediatric Progress Report, which we call Destination UF Health Shands Children's Hospital. Our Children's hospital is a top-ranked health care destination that attracts the brightest students, scholars, scientists and health care providers, all ready to tackle our patents' greatest challenges.

2019 Pediatric Progress Report Cover

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

Public Health Decision Making during Covid-19 —…

In May 2020, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released considerations for the opening of elementary and high schools. opens in…

Sonja Rasmussen

Here’s Why So Many Kids Are Hospitalized with…

“It’s difficult to know for sure,” says Sonja Rasmussen, a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Florida. “But I…

An adult helping a young boy put on a face mask

Health experts to weigh in on county, school…

It’s been about five months since the COVID-19 pandemic reached Alachua County. Last week, the county announced a new way to combat the virus —…

Kathleen Ryan