Infectious Diseases

Pediatric Infectious Disease group photo

About Us

Our team provides comprehensive pediatric infectious disease service at UF Health Medical Plaza (outpatient) & UF Health Shands (inpatient) to children from birth to age 21 with unusual presentations or complicated illnesses known or suspected to be caused by an infectious agents such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, parasites, & infections associated with vector-borne illnesses.

Our providers are committed to the prevention, diagnosis, & treatment of infectious diseases that affect infants, children, & adolescents.

Our pediatric infectious disease providers work closely with other pediatric subspecialist in UF Health Shands, community health care providers & agencies in the North-Central Florida to the Florida Pan Handle. Our medical doctors provide education in infectious disease to the residency programs in our catchment area.

Pediatric HIV/AIDs program provides HIV care to infants, children, & adolescents in North-Central Florida at Gainesville, as well as doing satellite clinics in Tallahassee, Panama City, & Pensacola. Our team will provide perinatal consultation to HIV positive pregnant women prior to delivery regardless of age. Our HIV team in Gainesville is a multidisciplinary team consisting of MDs, ARNP, Ryan White social worker, perinatal coordinator, & psychology resident. We have access to nutrition/dietary, pharmacy, social work as well as access to other pediatric specialties.

Some common infectious diseases our team provides care to include:

  • Fever of unknown origin
  • Recurrent fever
  • Recurrent infections
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Tuberculosis
  • Atypical mycobacterium
  • Congenital infections- CMV, HSV, Toxo, rubella
  • Infections in immunocompromised patients
  • EBV & CMV infections in transplant patients
  • Vector borne illnesses
  • Kawasaki
  • Bone infection
  • Staph infection
  • Viral infections- herpes, CMV, EBV, Parvo
  • Pneumonia
  • Meningitis
  • Primary LYME disease, but NOT chronic Lyme
  • Post-viral fatigue syndrome, but NOT chronic fatigue/fibromyalgia

Faculty & Staff

Faculty

Kathleen A Ryan

Kathleen A Ryan, M.D.

CLIN ASO PROF
Phone: (352) 294-8591
Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh

Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh

Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 273-9001
Silvana B Carr

Silvana B Carr

CLIN AST PROF
Phone: (352) 294-8592
Judy F Lew

Judy F Lew, M.D.

Program Director And Clinical Associate Professor
Phone: (352) 294-5252
Frances M Saccoccio

Frances M Saccoccio

CLIN AST PROF
Phone: (352) 294-8592

Non-Physician Provider

Vicky L Campbell

Vicky L Campbell

CRD CLIN PRG 4
Phone: (352) 514-4223

Office Staff

Division Administrator

Vicki Sabatella

Medical Assistant

Ciara Maxwell, MA

Administrative Specialist II

Melissa Watson


Patient Care

New Patients

The UF Health Access Center provides patients and their families with information about appointments, referrals, clinical services, and clinic locations. Patients can request information by email or call (352) 265-PEDS (7337). Our fax number is (352) 627-4415.

The UF Health Access Center is available to speak with you during regular business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm EST).


Contact Information

Phone

(352) 294-8591

Fax

(352) 627-4588

Mailing address

UF Pediatrics – Division of Infectious Diseases
PO Box 100296
Gainesville, FL 32610-0296


Infectious Diseases News

University of Florida Health researchers find…

Many viruses are master manipulators, hijacking cellular functions to propagate, spread and avoid eliminati on by their hosts’ immune system…

Epstein Barr Virus