Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology

UF Health Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology – Jacksonville offers the only comprehensive pediatric infectious disease service in Northeast Florida. University of Florida pediatricians are dedicated to the prevention, detection and care of childhood infectious diseases. They work with primary care physicians and community agencies to ensure children have full access to immunizations, and parents and caregivers understand how to prevent contagious diseases.

Additionally, these specialists are available for consultation and training for local physicians.

Faculty pediatricians of the University of Florida Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology have a long track record of involvement in clinical research, particularly in the area of pediatric HIV/AIDS. As proof of this commitment, the division houses a unique multispecialty clinical and research center dedicated to the prevention and treatment of pediatric HIV/AIDS, the University of Florida Center for HIV/AIDS Research, Education and Service (UF CARES).


Specialists in the division provide special consultation and advice for the child's primary care physician. They also care for hospitalized children with infectious diseases, such as:

  • Bone and joint infections
  • Fever of unknown origin (FUO)
  • Fifth's disease
  • Immunodeficiency disorders
  • Influenza
  • Kawasaki disease
  • Measles and rubella
  • Meningitis
  • MRSA infections
  • Mumps
  • Pertussis or whooping cough
  • Pneumonia
  • Recurrent infections
  • Roseola
  • Travel medicine and international adoption
  • Tuberculosis
  • Varicella or chicken pox

They also provide resources and support to community physicians and their staffs, and serve as advisors regarding information and access to childhood immunizations.