Pediatric Residency Program Response to COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has irrevocably changed our profession and our lives. As we embrace the “new normal”, our top priority remains the safety of our patients and health care teams.


Meet Our Team

Nicole Black, MD, M.Ed.

A Message from Our Director

We are thrilled that you are considering the University of Florida for your Pediatric Residency Training. We are looking for a diverse group of individuals with character, competence, and a caring heart who wish to learn and teach as they care for children at one of the leading health care systems in the nation.

Pediatric Residency Program Leadership Team

Class of 2021

100% Board Pass Rate

Congratulations to the class of 2021!

Leading the Way

Nationally Ranked and #1 in Florida Two Years in a Row!

The University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best hospitals for children in eight medical specialties, according to U.S. News and World Report rankings.

Exterior of UF & Shands Children's Hospital with rainbow over the building

Award Winning Program

Our program, residents, and faculty receive regular awards recognizing their achievements and dedication to pediatrics.

Brain Bowl Team 2017

Top Research Program

The UF Department of Pediatrics ranks 28th among pediatrics departments at public universities for NIH funding.

Dr. Mitchell & Team

National Leader in Advocacy Training

Our program is designed to give residents the skills necessary to develop, implement and evaluate an advocacy activity from beginning to end.

Woman Teaching Children

Our Education

Graduate Medical Education Program

Meet faculty and current trainees, get a glimpse of our campus and hear how proud we are of everyone who makes UF Health and the College of Medicine a great place to learn and grow.

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UF Pediatric News

UF researchers receive grant to study therapeutic approaches for EBV-positive lymphomas

Two University of Florida pediatric infectious disease researchers have received a $3.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to study how the Epstein-Barr virus contributes to a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. 

UF Health researcher co-leading landmark study on autism’s role in aging

While the number of adults affected by autism is growing, very little is known about the way the condition is impacted by aging. Now, a University of Florida Health researcher…

Cancer Chomp 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022 • 8 a.m. – NoonFlavet Field @ University of Florida, Woodlawn Drive, Gainesville, Fla. 32603

Meet New Pediatric Neurology Division Chief

UF Division of Pediatric Neurology welcomes new Division Chief,  Dr. Brandon Zielinski, MD, PhD.  He is board certified in neurology and psychiatry with a special qualification in pediatric neurology.  His…