UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is ranked by U.S News and World Report among the nation’s best and our Pediatric pulmonary program is ranked Number 18 in the nation. It is also the highest-ranked program in Florida.
Our pediatric pulmonary team provides a broad range of clinical and diagnostic services to infants, children, and adolescents with acute and chronic respiratory disorders. The Division uses a team approach and partners with families to provide comprehensive care.
We are accredited by the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation as a Cystic Fibrosis Care Center. Additionally, the Division hosts multiple clinical programs, including severe asthma, sleep, pulmonary hypertension, neuromuscular diseases, ventilator dependency, chronic lung disease of prematurity, among others.
Since 1979, the Division has been continuously awarded one of six federally funded Pediatric Pulmonary Center training grants to provide interdisciplinary training to provide leaders in the care of children with pulmonary disorders. In addition to the pediatric medical faculty, the division faculty includes two pediatric nutritionists, three pediatric nurses, two pediatric nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, two pediatric social workers, a pharmacist, a respiratory therapist, and a family partner.
The collaboration across multidisciplinary teams is one of the reasons our pediatric pulmonary program is so unique.