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Michael O. Gayle, M.D.
Chief

Welcome to the University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville Division of Hospital Pediatrics website.

The division provides comprehensive medical care for infants and children of Northeast Florida in the inpatient (hospital) setting.

Inpatient medical care is necessary when the severity of a child’s illness dictates that the evaluation and management be accomplished in a hospital setting. Our highly experienced pediatric hospitalists provide medical care at two inpatient locations (Wolfson Children's Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville). These physicians are dedicated solely to inpatient pediatric medical care.

The pediatric hospitalists provide a quality inpatient care, with an assigned "hospitalist" following a patient from soon after admission until discharge. The hospitalist is responsible for over-seeing the various studies performed for evaluating the child, such as lab results, x-ray studies, procedures and specialist consultations. The hospitalist maintains a dialogue with the primary care physician about diagnostic evaluation and therapy throughout a child’s hospitalization.

Michael O. Gayle, M.D.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Chief, Division of Hospital Pediatrics; Medical Director, Transport Team; Medical Director, Wolfson Children's Hospital Outreach Program

News & Announcements

UF Health opens new pediatric practice on Jacksonville Northside

7/14/2015

On July 1, 2015, UF Health opened a new pediatric practice at the UF Health North outpatient medical complex in North Jacksonville. Le... [full story]

Mirza elected to American Pediatric Society

12/22/2014

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Several faculty recognized for longstanding service at UFCOMJ

10/21/2014

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The healing power of Arts in Medicine

8/21/2014

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