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.

4 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.


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


U.S. News & World Report

Nationally Ranked in Four Specialties

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is committed to providing high quality, compassionate, state-of-the-art care for children and families. As a leader in care, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is honored to be recognized as a nationally ranked hospital in four pediatric specialties: diabetes & endocrinology 10th, pulmonology & lung surgery 24th, cardiology and heart surgery 26th, neonatology 35th.


Our Focus

Welcome to UF Department of Pediatrics

Department Chair

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.

Rashmin C. Savani


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.

2022 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 they need to be successful in their 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

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