Welcome

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Mark L. Hudak, M.D.
Chair

The smile of a child brightens the world, but as doctors we know our patients will not always be smiling upon entering our facility. At the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Department of Pediatrics, we make it our goal to see that smile before they leave. We have chosen the field of pediatrics out of our love and devotion to treating patients spanning from newborns to high school athletes.

The department began serving children in Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia in 1972. Our physicians and allied health professionals are involved in all phases of pediatric clinical care and research, including primary care and subspecialties. We also reach out to our community through partnerships with the Children's Miracle Network, Duval County Health Department, Dyson Foundation, the UF CARES/Rainbow Center and UF Health Shands Children's Hospital in Gainesville.

In addition, our institution sponsors competitive ACGME-accredited training programs, which include a pediatric residency program as well as fellowships in community and societal pediatrics, hospice and palliative medicine (adult and pediatric), pediatric child abuse, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric hematology/oncology, and pediatric infectious disease. Our pediatric residency has 33 residents from medical schools around the world. Our department has more than 80 pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists and psychologists.

I would like to thank you for your interest in the field of pediatrics and encourage you to contact our department with any additional questions.

Mark L. Hudak, M.D.
Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Chief, Division of Neonatology; Associate Medical Director NICU Wolfson Children's Hospital; Associate Dean for Managed Care

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Upcoming Events

Oct 7

UF CARD Jacksonville - Chili's Fundraiser

From 4:00 PM until 10:00 PM

Oct 25

Fall Family Festival 2014

From 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM