Pediatrics Clinical Trials

UF Clinical and Health Research Studies

Shands Hospital at the University of Florida


UF Physicians offer Pediatric services at multiple inpatient and outpatient locations. There are two main teaching hospitals located on the HSC complex, Shands at the University of Florida, Gainesville and Shands Jacksonville. Shands at UF is a 618-bed tertiary care center with 144 intensive care beds that includes a 155-bed Children’s Hospital which was created in 1996. In addition, multiple UF outpatient facilities are located within 10 miles of the campus, including a number of outpatient rehabilitation facilities. Shands Cancer Hospital at UF opened in November 2009. The 500,000-square-foot facility includes 192 private rooms for a variety of inpatients, including those receiving diagnostic and therapeutic oncology services. Shands Cancer Hospital also includes the state-of-the-art Shands Critical Care Center, which houses emergency and trauma services including north central Florida’s only Level I Trauma Center.

Shands at UF is consistently ranked as a U.S. News & World Report Best Hospital annual report in several specialties. Included among the nation’s 50 top academic medical centers, Shands at UF is recognized in 7 clinical specialty areas in the 2011-2012 comprehensive report for excellence. At Shands Children’s Hospital, University of Florida physicians provide the full spectrum of pediatric specialty services and treat patients from throughout Florida and the United States. With fully equipped pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, UF physicians at Shands Children’s Hospital offer some of the most specialized pediatric programs for the diagnosis and treatment of a wide range of complex conditions.

The UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital was recognized in six medical specialties in the 2018-19 U.S. News Best Children’s Hospitals rankings: diabetes & endocrinology, nephrology, gastroenterology, pulmonology, neurology & neurosurgery, and cardiology & heart surgery. The diabetes & endocrinology and gastroenterology programs were ranked highest in the state.

Together, the facilities and physician network under UF’s Health System have created the Southeast’s largest and most comprehensive academic medical center.