Facts & Figures



UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital recognized in the 2023-24 U.S. News & World Report rankings

University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital is one of the Southeast’s premier pediatric medical centers as U.S. News & World Report ranked it as one of the top three children’s hospitals in Florida, with four pediatric specialties earning the elite distinction of being rated among the nation’s best.

Annual Progress Reports

2023 Pediatric Progress Report
2023 Pediatric Progress Report

Each year UF Health publishes a Pediatric Progress Report that shares news and updates from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital. Below is a list of current and previous reports.

Faculty & Staff Composition

Faculty/Staff Total
Faculty 187
Joint/Affiliate 53
Staff 557
Total 797

Education Composition

Academic Type Total
Residents 53
Fellows 36
Total 89


Research Type

Research Purpose 2022
Research Applied $6,361,995
Research Basic $7,062,120
Research Development $2,100,234
Research Training $475,220
Total $15,999,570

Research Sponsorship

Sponsor Type 2022
Federal $6,542,827
Industry $5,350,717
Nonprofit $2,682,705
Other Govemment $1,423,321
Total $15,999,570

Research Areas

  • Gene therapy: Hemophilia/Pompe’s
  • Diabetes: Type I and Type II
  • Obesity
  • Glycogen Storage Disease
  • Brain Injury and Recovery
  • Seizures
  • Cancer Survivorship
  • Philadelphia Positive Leukemia
  • Quality Improvement
  • Outcomes
  • Accountable Health Organizations
  • Spinal Cord Injury & Repair