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Florida's #1 Children's Hospital

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 Florida’s No. 1 children’s hospital, with five pediatric specialties earning the elite distinction of being rated among the nation’s best.


20+ Pediatric Specialties

9,090 Inpatient Treated

66,111 Outpatient Treated

790 Department Faculty & Staff

15+ Locations

208 Licensed Beds

Our Mission

The Department of Pediatrics consists of a dynamic and growing faculty dedicated to the highest quality patient care, research, and educational activity devoted to improving the health of children. This department is uniquely balanced, with almost exactly half of its budget derived from clinical activity and the other half from funded research. It is the mission of the Department of Pediatrics to provide the best health care – the best treatments, the best doctors, and the best researchers searching for new medicines and cures for sick children.

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Living in Gainesville

Where nature & culture meet

Gainesville, Florida

We are an active campus in the heart of a growing city located in the tourism capital of the world. With its beautiful natural landscape, nearby freshwater springs and wide-open prairies, Gainesville is a place "where nature and culture meet."

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