Services

A listing of our specialities, services, and their locations. View our Pediatric Specialties Brochure (PDF).

 

Adolescent Medicine

The UF Health Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic focuses on physical and psychosocial changes that occur during this key transition period. It serves patients ages 11-21 and offers superb continuity of care (in addition to seeing residents, patients also meet with either Dr. Martinko or Dr. Acharya during every visit). Confidentiality is provided as afforded by law and standard of care.

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Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology

UF Health’s pediatric allergy program provides a broad range of clinical and diagnostic services to infants, children and adolescents with acute and chronic allergic disorders. Our pediatric rheumatology & immunology program provides comprehensive clinical services and a collaborative team approach to the diagnosis and management of children with autoimmune diseases.

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Congenital Heart Center/Surgery

At the UF Health Congenital Heart Center, we provide a full range of congenital heart services, including congenital heart surgery and heart/heart-lung transplantation, adult congenital cardiology, ventricular-assist device implants, transplant cardiology, pediatric cardiac intensive care, fetal cardiology, heart failure and cardiomyopathies, noninvasive cardiac imaging, invasive electrophysiology and interventional cardiology.

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Critical Care Medicine

In the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, doctors treat some of the hospital’s most fragile patients – babies with pneumonia, cancer patients with infections and children recovering from surgeries or accidents.

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Dermatology

Our pediatric dermatology staff specializes in the care of common and rare skin disorders in infants, children and adolescents. We offer comprehensive services for the evaluation and management of a variety of acquired and genetic skin conditions.

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Endocrinology

At UF Health Shands Children's Hospital, our pediatric endocrinology team is dedicated to providing the highest quality of compassionate, state-of-the-art care for children and families affected by diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Our team includes eight UF board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, three certified diabetes educators, two advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, pediatric psychologists and pediatric endocrinology fellows. We provide a variety of programs for children, teens and young adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders and obesity, in addition to bringing together multidisciplinary care teams in transgender health, Turner syndrome, Prader-willi syndrome and thyroid disorders. Our Turner syndrome program is one of the only centers in the southeastern United States, and our Prader-willi program is the largest in the nation.

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Gastroenterology

The division of pediatric gastroenterology and hepatology offers a full range of inpatient and outpatient gastroenterologic and liver services, from outpatient endoscopy to liver transplantation.

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Genetics

Our clinical and research programs evaluate and treat children with genetic disorders, including inborn errors of metabolism, congenital birth defects and many other rare genetic conditions.

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Hematology/Oncology (and Bone Marrow Transplant)

The mission of our Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Team is to provide the finest, most compassionate care to children suffering from childhood cancers and blood disorders. Staffing top pediatric specialists, using the latest kid-friendly expertise and making innovative strides in pediatric research, we dedicate ourselves to the health and well-being of our patients.

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Hospital Medicine

Pediatric hospitalists are pediatricians who care for patients admitted to UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital for general pediatric conditions. Their time and expertise is specifically devoted to caring for patients who are in the hospital. 

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Infectious Disease

With some of the country’s leading specialists and researchers, our pediatric team is focused on bringing the latest research and most innovative treatments to patients.

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Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology at UF Health is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, teaching the next generation of physicians and scientists, discovery of disease mechanisms, treatments and outcomes, and in advocacy for our patients and our profession.Members of the division provide quaternary care to neonates throughout North Central Florida, the Florida Panhandle, and surrounding areas of Georgia. The unit serves as a referral base throughout Florida for specialized surgical services and complex congenital heart disease, and is a member of the State of Florida Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Centers. In addition, the unit serves as a national referral center for infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

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Neurology

The Division of Pediatric Neurology offers one of the most comprehensive neurology programs for children and parents, from performing epilepsy surgery, to finding causes of and treatments for seizures, sleep, and neuromuscular disorders, to helping children with school problems.

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Nephrology

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides specialized services to infants, children, adolescents and young adults with congenital and acquired kidney diseases.

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Neurosurgery

UF Health provides, under the direction of Dr. David W. Pincus, M.D., Ph.D., a full range of pediatric neurosurgical services. UF Health is a regional center for the treatment of a variety of congenital disorders, including spina bifida, hydrocephalus, tethered cord, cerebral palsy, Chiari malformation,craniosynostosis, and spasticity. Pediatric brain tumors including medulloblastoma, ependymoma, and pilocytic astrocytoma are frequently referred.

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Ophthalmology

We emphasize the special techniques required for the examination of children and in the diagnosis and treatment of ocular motility problems. UF ophthalmologists who specialize in pediatric ophthalmology/ocular motility treat thousands of patients annually for strabismus, cataracts, glaucoma, tumors, and congenital eye diseases.

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Orthopaedics

The field of orthopaedics began as a specialty that helped children with deformed and misaligned bones. It remains a major focus of orthopaedic surgeons. Because children's bones are still developing, special care is taken to repair affected areas while ensuring continued healthy growth.

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Otolaryngology (ENT)

Otolarynology is a specialty of medicine concerned with the study, diagnosis, and treatment of  diseases of the ear, nose and throat. Additionally, they perform a wide range of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery of the face.

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Psychiatry

Mental disorders can include various affective, behavioral, cognitive and perceptual abnormalities.
Psychiatric assessments typically start with a mental status examination and the compilation of a case history. Psychological tests and physical examinations may be conducted. Treatment includes a variety of options, including psychoactive medication, psychotherapy and a wide range of other techniques. Treatment may be delivered on an inpatient or outpatient basis, depending on the severity of functional impairment or on other aspects of the disorder in question.

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Pulmonary

The Pediatric Pulmonary Division provides a broad range of clinical and diagnostic services to infants, children and adolescents with acute and chronic respiratory disorders. We use a team approach and partner with families to provide comprehensive care. Conditions treated include asthma, cystic fibrosis, sleep apnea, sleep disorders, stridor, upper airway obstruction, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, bronchiectasis, recurrent pneumonia, chronic or recurrent cough and wheezing.

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Surgery

Pediatric surgeons from UF’s department of surgery work together with faculty and staff from UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, and a variety of other UF departments and centers including the UF department of pediatrics, the UF Health Congenital Heart Center, the UF Craniofacial Centerand other divisions within UF’s department of surgery to provide thorough, top-notch care for pediatric patients. View the UF Health Shands Pediatric Surgery site.

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Urology

Pediatric urologists treat children with male reproductive tract and male and female urinary tracts. The most common urologic condition in children is urinary tract infection. Other conditions involve malformations or obstructions of the urinary system.

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