Patricia J.
Emmanuel, M.D.

Chair - Department
of Pediatrics

Welcome from the Chair

Welcome to the Department of Pediatrics at USF HEALTH. Our Department has over 500 faculty, staff, and residents dedicated to caring for and improving the health of children. Our mission is to be stewards of our community's most vulnerable and important resource - our children. We accomplish this by:

  • Providing primary and specialty care for infants, children and adolescents
  • Developing treatments and cures for pediatric diseases through research
  • Advancing children’s issues through advocacy and community engagement
  • Training future pediatricians and healthcare providers

As part of an academic center, we collaborate with our USF colleagues to develop and implement innovations that are improving the health of our community. Together, we are fulfilling our vision of creating a better world for children.

Patient Care Locations


USF Health South Tampa
Center for Advanced Healthcare
2 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 259-8700
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17 Davis Medical Building
17 Davis Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 259-8700
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USF Children's Medical Services
13101 Bruce B. Downs Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33612
(813) 396-9696
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Pediatric Neuropsychiatry
880 6th Street South
Suite 460, Box 7523
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 767-8230
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All Children's Hospital
Outpatient Care Center
601 5th Street South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(800) 456-4543
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Pediatric Clinic at Health Park
5802 N. 30th Street
Tampa, FL 33601
(813) 236-5350
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All Children's Hospital
501 6th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33701
(727) 898-7451 or
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Tampa General Hospital
1 Tampa General Circle
Tampa, FL 33606
(813) 844-7000
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St. Joseph's Hospital
3001 W. Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr. Blvd.
Tampa, FL 33607
(813) 870-4000
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Residency Program

Our Pediatric and Med-Peds Residency Programs offer outstanding faculty, research opportunities and advocacy experiences. For more information about our programs, click the respective links below.

Pediatric Residency Program
Med-Peds Residency Program
Sharon Dabrow, M.D.

Program Director

Lauren Friedman, DO
Isabel Gross, MD

Chief Residents

USF Pediatric
Fellowship Programs

For more information about our fellowship programs, click the respective links below.

USF Peds News

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