Programs

Empowering children and families to live a better today and a brighter tomorrow.

 At UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, our pediatric endocrinology team, led by Michael Haller, MD, is dedicated to providing the highest quality of compassionate, state-of-the-art care for children and families affected by diabetes and other endocrine disorders. Our team includes eight UF board-certified pediatric endocrinologists, three certified diabetes educators, two advanced registered nurse practitioners, registered dietitians, pediatric psychologists and pediatric endocrinology fellows. We provide a variety of programs for children, teens and young adults with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, lipid disorders and obesity, in addition to bringing together multidisciplinary care teams in transgender health, Turner syndrome and thyroid disorders.

Our pediatric diabetes and endocrinology program at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is ranked No. 23 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

National advocacy leadership in pediatric endocrinology

  • UF is home to past presidents of the American Diabetes Association and Pediatric Endocrine Society.
  • We have faculty on multiple NIH and foundation review panels.
  • Two UF faculty rank in the top 10 most-cited authors in pediatric diabetes internationally.

Stemming the tide in pediatric obesity and providing multidisciplinary care for transgender health and Turner syndrome

  • We offer pediatric patients individualized programs that show BMI reductions.
  • We provide an expert team of pediatric endocrinologists, psychologists and psychiatrists for transgender and gender nonconforming youth.
  • Our Turner syndrome program is one of the only centers in the southeastern United States.

Pediatric thyroid disorders

  • We offer treatment of common and complex thyroid disorders, including hypothyroidism, Graves disease and thyroid cancer.
  • We have internationally-renowned physicians in this area.