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UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

Our program ranked #1 in the state by U.S. News & World Report

Published: Jul 9th, 2018

Ranked #19 in the country and #1 in the state by U.S. News & World Report, our pediatric cardiology and heart surgery program is the highest-ranked specialty at UF Health […]

Lungs for Lexi

Lungs for Lexi

Published: Apr 3rd, 2018

Not many teenagers can say they placed first in equestrians at the Special Olympics. Few teenagers can say they had a double-lung transplant, too. Alexia “Lexi” McCue, 13, accomplished both…

Little infant with heart shape toy on chest and fairy ligths

Five innovative ways UF Health physicians approach congenital heart care

Published: Feb 8th, 2018

From Feb. 7 to 14, UF Health recognizes Congenital Heart Defect Awareness Week, to raise awareness of the most common type of birth defect found in newborns…

Matias Cozzi

Something remarkable

Published: Nov 27th, 2017

A teen celebrates Thanksgiving with his new lungs…

Lead Photo: Baby Jackson

Cribside Critical Care

Published: May 12th, 2017

Jackson was born on April 8 to Ashley DuBois and David Rodes. Already sporting a full head of hair, Jackson had a seemingly normal first 14 hours of life…

Lead Photo: Ethan Church

Finding the Root of the Problem

Published: May 12th, 2017

Ask Ethan Church what he’s passionate about and the answer may seem unusual for a 17-year-old: forestry and soil science…

Lead Photo: Baby Levi

UF Health first in Florida to offer app to caregivers of infants with rare heart defect

Published: Apr 20th, 2017

Ever since her son’s birth in December, Elicia Ford has looked forward to the day when she can bring little Levi home to Panama City, Florida…

Lead Photo: Baby Janan


Published: Apr 6th, 2017

Janan’s mother describes her son as a tenacious problem solver. From playing with matching objects to reading with his siblings, Janan’s transformation from a year ago has his physicians mystified…

UF Health Shands Children's Hospital

UF Health among top hospitals nationwide for quality of care in congenital heart surgery

Published: Mar 16th, 2017

UF Health Shands Hospital has earned the highest rating from The Society of Thoracic Surgeons for its patient care and outcomes in congenital heart surgery…

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UF College of Medicine welcomes well known pediatric cardiologist

Published: Feb 17th, 2017

From Feb. 15 to Feb. 17, the department of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine hosted the annual Francisco A. Hernandez Lectureship in Pediatric Cardiology. The lectureship […]