: UF Health Pediatrics

At UF Health, striking out is not in our game plan. That is why our board-certified pediatricians, specialists, surgeons and other expert caregivers swing for the fences to be sure your kids, like Tavis, can get back in the swing of things. With a perfect mix of ingredients provided by our pediatric primary care practices, specialty practices and at our nationally-ranked children’s hospital, UF Health Pediatrics and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital can create the perfect recipes to help kids, like Liam, grow up healthy and strong and dish up whatever comes their way.

Serving UF’s missions of education, research and service lies at the heart of everything we do. Our ultimate goal is for your children to live out their dreams, and be ready to make a splash, like Kendall, fashion their future, like Mazzy, and be ready for whatever siblings dream up, like in Kaden and Kaylee’s story. We’re all about protecting tomorrow’s futures, today, which includes making sure Abby can take center stage and Vincent can get back to experimenting.


Tavis, Age 7


Liam, Age 6


Kendall, Age 4


Mazzy, Age 12


Kaden, Newborn
(Big Sister Kaylee, Age 2)


Abby, Age 7

Meet Vincent

Vincent, Age 5


UF Health Pediatrics & Specialty Care

Pediatric Primary Care: 352-265-2222
Pediatric Specialty Care: 352-265-PEDS (352-265-7337)

From your baby's first breath to your toddler's first broken bone – we provide experience, knowledge and a healing touch. Our physicians are expertly trained to provide kids with a full spectrum of pediatric services, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Pediatric Allergy
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatric Dermatology
  • Pediatric Primary Care

UF Health Pediatric Surgery

(352) 265-8800

UF Health pediatric surgeons are board-certified in pediatric surgery, which gives you a team that is specially trained to perform minor and complicated surgeries specifically on babies, children and teens. Our surgeons provide treatment to the following treatments and conditions:

  • Neonatal Conditions
  • Pediatric Acute Care and Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric General Surgery

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital


Ranked in the top-50 pediatric hospitals in the country in a variety of specialties by U.S. News & World Report, our board-certified physicians at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provide the full spectrum of pediatric specialty services, including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Oncology