Patricia J. Emmanuel, MD
Patricia J.
Emmanuel, MD

Lewis A Barness Professor and Chair Department of Pediatrics

USF continues to closely monitor the evolving Coronavirus outbreak. For more information, click here.

For USF Pediatrics patients:  USF Pediatrics is dedicated to helping you and your family stay healthy during the COVID-19 outbreak.  

We are here to provide you and your family the care and guidance you may need during this stressful time. If you have a fever or a cough, please call our main number 813-259-8700 or your sub-specialty provider, or send us a message via MyChart prior to coming to USF Health for any of your appointments so that we can direct you to the right location.  Depending upon your symptoms and needs, you may be directed to specific locations.

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.