About Us

Donald EitzmanOverview

The Division of Neonatology at UF Health is dedicated to providing outstanding patient care, developing the next generation of physicians and scientists, discovery of disease mechanisms, treatments and outcomes, and in advocacy for our patients and our profession. Founded in 1963 by Donald V. Eitzman, MD, Distinguished Service Professor, the Division has always been a leader and resource for Florida’s most vulnerable citizens.




The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at UF Health serves as a referral base for North Central Florida, the Florida Panhandle, and surrounding areas of Georgia.

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The Division strives to promote a culture of learning and has earned an outstanding reputation both within the Department of Pediatrics and beyond.

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The Division has an unwavering commitment to foster basic, translational, and clinical research.

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Division members serve in numerous State and National leadership positions, all with the common goal of improving the health outcomes of children.

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