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

Leading the Way

Nationally Ranked

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

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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

FCAAP Names 2021 Chapter Award Winners

Mark Steven Bleiweis, MD has been selected as the 2021 recipient of the FCAAP Philip O. Lichtblau, MD, Award. Dr. Bleiweis currently serves in multiple leadership roles at University of…

Internationally known pediatric lung transplant expert joins University of Florida Health

An internationally recognized physician who performed more than 100 lung transplants has joined the University of Florida Health Shands Children’s Hospital to lead the pediatric pulmonary division and resume its pediatric transplant…

UF Department of Pediatrics receives second 2021 FCC grant for telemedicine

“The University plans to buy WiFi hotspots across the state which will provide access for low-income families with kids with chronic medical conditions as well as veterans so that when…

Cutting down on kids screen time this summer following the pandemic

“Kids need to get outdoors, they need to eat healthy foods,” said Thompson. “I’ve also seen some kids develop anxiety about social situations so a slow introduction back to face-to-face…