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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
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.
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.
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.
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
Barry Byrne, M.D., Ph.D., receives “See The Light” Award from the Mathew Forbes Romer Foundation
While many experts are focused on identifying COVID-19 cases and slowing transmission, one UF research team is focused on the pandemic’s fallout on…
Dr. Jennifer Co-Vu, a pediatric cardiologist at UF Health Shands Hospital, said people tend to think of the coronavirus in terms of mortality as…