Our Committment

We are committed to providing outstanding comprehensive clinical care for children and adolescents with world-class physicians and cutting-edge research.

COVID-19 Update

As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, providing exceptional and safe care to our patients remains our No. 1 priority. Our faculty and hospital leadership continue to monitor and assess the current COVID-19 situation, and our action plan evolves daily.

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Our Team

Faculty and Staff

Our providers believe in advancing pediatric medicine through the translation of novel research into cutting edge patient care and training of young physicians and scientists.

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Education

Rheumatology Fellowship

The only ACGME-accredited pediatric rheumatology training program in the state of Florida. We produce pediatric rheumatologists who will impact the future of clinical care and innovative research for children living with rheumatologic conditions.

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Our Programs

Allergy

Our Pediatric Allergy program provides a broad range of clinical and diagnostic services to infants, children, and adolescents, as well as some select adult patients, with acute and chronic allergic disorders.

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UF Pediatric News

Pediatricians encouraged to discuss gun safety

Alexandra K. Byrne, MD, a pediatric resident at the University of Florida College of Medicine, presented findings from a study showing that staff training programs and providing education materials about gun…

Following backlash and support, school board extends mask mandate in Alachua County Public Schools

Dr. Desmond Schatz, the interim physician-in-chief at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, said the mandate is a matter of right and wrong. “We need to put moral considerations ahead of…

Alachua County schools see COVID-19 infections, exposures drop

Adrienne Mott-Young, an UF Health Pediatrician and member of the school district’ Scientific Health Advisory Committee, said the county positivity rate should be less than 3% before the school district decides to…

Protect your family this flu season by getting vaccinated

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccination coverage for the flu dropped throughout the 2020-2021 season. Following social distancing guidelines, improved hand hygiene and proper masking led to decreased rates of flu…