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Image: Ayesha Mirza, M.D.
Ayesha Mirza, M.D.
Program Director

Image: Jose A. Canas, M.D.
Jose A. Canas, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Image: Jennifer A. Hipp, D.O., M.P.H.
Jennifer A. Hipp, D.O., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director

Image: Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.
Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.
Associate Program Director

Welcome to our three-year University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville Pediatric Residency Program located in Jacksonville, Florida. When residents begin our program they enter our family of current residents, fellows and faculty who offer experienced training, guidance and support. As a result of all the efforts made by our dedicated faculty and amazing residents, we are very proud of our 3 year (2014-2016) American Board of Pediatrics pass rate of 93%, which is the best in the state of Florida!

Some highlights of our program are listed below:

  • Free-standing, newly constructed children's hospital
  • Tertiary care, metropolitan hospital with a Level I trauma center and a Level III NICU
  • Varied socio-economic population
  • Medical economics elective
  • State-of-the-art telemedicine and teleconferencing facilities
  • UF CARES/Rainbow Center, a comprehensive pediatric HIV/AIDS program
  • Twice-a-week longitudinal ambulatory outpatient experience in second and third years. Ambulatory clinics include UF community-based offices, private practices and federally qualified health centers
  • Recipient of $1.8 million Anne E. Dyson community pediatrics training grant (2002-2007)
  • Strong emphasis on advocacy and scholarship

We all wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors in the field of pediatrics. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can offer additional assistance.

Ayesha Mirza, M.D.
Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Jose A. Canas, M.D.
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Jennifer A. Hipp, D.O., M.P.H.
Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

Nizar F. Maraqa, M.D.
Medical Director, UF Cares; Program Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship; Associate Program Director, Pediatric Residency

News & Announcements

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

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]

Upcoming Events

May 10

CARD Girls' Circle Group (Final Session)

From 4:30 PM until 6:00 PM

May 18

UF CARD Constituency Board Meeting

From 9:30 AM until 11:00 AM

Jun 22

CARD Summer Institute Regional Trainings

From 9:00 AM until 3:00 PM

Jun 29

UF PAIP - Science Exploration

From 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM