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David O. Childers, M.D.
Chief

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Division of Developmental Pediatrics brings together teams of specialists including therapists, counselors, psychologists, and physicians to work with children at risk for learning, behavioral or developmental delays.

Our teams serve children with a variety of disorders ranging from developmental delays that may be overcome with early care and treatment to lifelong conditions that maybe alleviated with ongoing support and appropriate care regimes, including:


  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Apraxia of speech
  • Autism disorders
  • Behavior disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Down syndrome
  • Dysphagia
  • Fragile X syndrome
  • Genetic disorders
  • Global developmental delay
  • Hypotonia
  • Mental retardation
  • Learning disabilities
  • Motor disorders
  • Speech disorders
  • Visual impairment (vision loss)

David O. Childers, M.D.
Chief, Division of Developmental Pediatrics; Chief, Division of General Academic Pediatrics; Medical Director, Early Steps Program

News & Announcements

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UF Health and Wolfson Children’s Hospital pediatrician receives prestigious national award

3/3/2017

A University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville pediatrician and hospitalist at Wolfson Children’s Hospital has... [full story]

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Rathore to serve on special board for pediatric infectious diseases

8/3/2016

Mobeen Rathore, MD, professor and associate chair of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville,... [full story]

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Chinese medical delegation visits Jacksonville campus

3/3/2016

In February, the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville hosted a delegation of five pediatricians and four admi... [full story]

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UF Health Pediatrics – San Jose announces extended “before work” appointments

2/1/2016

Beginning Feb. 1, 2016, UF Health Pediatrics – San Jose will begin offering extended “before work” appointment availa... [full story]

Upcoming Events

May 31

Resident Presentation: Brain Death

From 7:45 AM until 9:00 AM

Jun 19

PEPSA - Transition

From 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM

Jun 22

CARD Summer Institute Regional Trainings

From 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM