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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 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.
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
University of Florida Health pediatric oncologist John A. Ligon, M.D., has been awarded a $600,000 grant from the V Foundation for Cancer Research to…
As Lee Ramsey’s family watched him being transported by ambulance from the emergency room at Lawnwood Hospital in Ft. Pierce to UF Health in…
UF Health pediatrics expert Sonja A. Rasmussen, M.D., discusses what parents should know about the shots.