Centers of Excellence

The University of Florida Department of Pediatrics hosts several centers of excellence, which are multidisciplinary clinical care centers that provide expert treatment for common, as well as rare conditions, and lead to new discoveries and improved therapy. Our centers of excellence are multidisciplinary and also include research components. Below is a listing of UF Department of Pediatrics Centers of Excellence.

Additional Centers

Child Advocacy Center

The UF Child Advocacy Center was established to help child victims of abuse and neglect in the counties of Dixie, Gilchrist, Levy, Bradford, and Union. Our goal is to achieve better outcomes for victims of suspected child abuse and neglect by collaborating with UF’s Child Protection Team, law enforcement, Department of Children and Families, and medical personnel at a single location.

Craniofacial Center

The University of Florida Craniofacial Center’s interdisciplinary team approach consists of many specialists working together to provide the best possible integrated care. Our team consists of health professionals from pediatrics, surgery, clinical psychology, speech-language pathology, otolaryngology, audiology, nursing, pediatric dentistry, oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthodontics, and maxillofacial.

Leukodystrophy Care Center

The UF Shands Leukodystrophy Center provides a multidisciplinary approach tailored to the individual needs of each patient through their different stages of the disease. The center includes well-trained health professionals from several specialties and departments that work together to plan and offer the best options and care for specific patient’s needs.

Powell Center for Rare Disease Research and Therapy

The University of Florida Powell Center for Rare Disease Research and Therapy is dedicated to improving the lives of those suffering from rare diseases by providing world-class medicine and groundbreaking research. Our center has developed an interdisciplinary research program that integrates clinical, translational and basic research strategies that allows us to deliver quality services with compassion and excellence.