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! UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is once again ranked among the top children’s hospitals in Florida, ranking nationally in four pediatric specialties, according to the U.S. News & World Report 2023-24 rankings.

Rashmin C. Savani


Pediatric Progress Report

Welcome to the University of Florida Health 2023 Pediatric Progress Report, highlighting some of the extraordinary accomplishments of our faculty and staff, our community engagement efforts and ways we are raising quality and safety standards to better care for children entrusted in our care. Read more about what makes our pediatric programs unique and the progress we have made in the past year as we consistently aim to provide the highest-quality evidence-based, family-focused clinical care to the children entrusted to our care. We hope you will appreciate our digital format, which is best viewed using Firefox or Chrome from a PC or Safari from a Mac.

2023 Pediatric Progress Report

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 class of 2024


MedEd Cast

The official podcast of UF Health provides engaging insight on today’s trending health care topics. Learn about clinical issues and research advances from experts at UF Health Shands Hospital, one of the nation’s top academic health centers. Subscribe and join the conversation!


Lectures & Lectureships

The Department of Pediatrics holds regularly scheduled lectures in multiple areas of health care. CME credit is offered on some of the lectures, see the full list for more details.

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

2024 Pin Service Ceremony

The Department of Pediatrics hosted its eighth annual service pin ceremony on May 31, 2024. The following employees were recognized for their…

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