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Focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to patients.

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Training and encouraging residents to critically evaluate clinical problems and to function as primary care physicians.

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Welcome to UF Department of Pediatrics

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. The UF Health Shands Children's Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. Accordingly, we are dedicated to excellence and providing you with top-tier service. 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.

Should we fall short of your expectations in any way, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Scott Rivkees, Chairman

Read more about the Department of Pediatrics at UF

The Pulse of Pediatrics Newsletter

News & Events

ChORD Half Marathon & 5K

Aug 13th, 2014

Benefiting the Division of Genetics and Metabolism The race will support the Division of Genetics and Metabolism. Funds raised from the half marathon/5K will directly benefit the areas of greatest […]

Dairy Queen donating to Shands two ways

Aug 13th, 2014

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital will get a $200,000 donation from Dairy Queen, thanks to the help of the owners of some South Florida franchises.

Dairy Queen – Miracle Treat Day

Aug 13th, 2014

Miracle Treat Day Thursday, August 14, 2014 Visit these participating locations near you and Dairy Queen will donate $1 or more from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children’s Miracle Network […]

Arts in Medicine

Aug 7th, 2014

UF Health Shands offers more than just physical care for patients. The hospital also focuses on mental and emotional treatment.

Institute for Child Health Policy Appoints New Assistant Director of Clinical Research

Aug 6th, 2014

In an effort to spur interdisciplinary research across the University of Florida’s College of Medicine, Lindsay Thompson, M.S., M.D., associate professor of pediatrics, has been selected as the first assistant […]