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

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COVID-19

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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

2020

Pediatric Progress Report

Welcome to the University of Florida Health 2020 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 contributes to our success 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.

2020 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

UF Health, Florida Department Of Health In…

Dr. Kathleen Ryan, UF Health associate division chief for pediatric infectious disease, said although pregnant women were not included in the vaccine…

Kathleen Ryan

Call for Abstracts | 2021 Pediatric Medical…

Saturday, September 4, 2021Disney’s Yacht Club Resort in Orlando, Florida We are excited to invite everyone back to Disney for the 7th…

Pediatric Medical Student Research Forum 2021 Call for Abstracts

Call for Posters | 2021 Pediatrics Science Day

This year’s Pediatrics Science Day will be virtual. We are asking that all research be submitted as a poster via the submission form at the link…

2021 Pediatrics Science Day Poster Submission