About Us


Nationally Ranked

U.S. News released rankings of the top children’s hospitals in the United States. The UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital was ranked in the top 50 in seven of nine specialties evaluated.

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Developing the next generation of pediatric scholars

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Florida is one of the top programs in the U.S. and is home to cutting-edge innovative research and clinical programs.

Our goal is to develop the next generation of pediatric scholars who will distinguish themselves nationally and internationally. We will ensure that you receive outstanding clinical training while allowing you to achieve your academic goals.

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Shifting into High Gear

Since Dr. Rivkees’ arrival as Chair in January 2012, the University of Florida College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics and UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital,  have experienced innovation, recruitment and great progress. We have made major strides in our educational program, in our research programs and in our clinical care. Please click the links below to read more: