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Dedicated to the highest quality patient care to improve the health of Florida’s children.
Focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to patients.
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 Shands Hospital for Children at UF 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
The Pulse of Pediatrics Newsletter
Dec 6th, 2013
While technology has enhanced education and communication in unfathomable ways, it has also evolved to serve as a battleground for bullying.
Dec 2nd, 2013
A Sanford teenager and UF Health Shands Hospital patient is in the process of receiving a portable battery pack for her temporary and completely artificial heart.
Nov 28th, 2013
It used to be that the most important behavioral risk factor for teenagers and young adults was drinking while driving. More recently, texting while driving has emerged as the leading cause of accidents and death among teenagers and young.
Nov 14th, 2013
An exciting afternoon of food, football, and fun to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at Touchdown Terrace.
Nov 13th, 2013
Dr. Peter Kang from Harvard University is the new chief of pediatric neurology at the University of Florida College of Medicine.
Together we discover. Together we teach.
Together we care for our patients and our communities.
Together we create unstoppable momentum.
The Foundation for The Gator Nation