Pediatric Residency

UF Department of Pediatrics Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health

Chairman and Program Director's Message

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your interest in University of Florida Department of Pediatrics Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health.

Our learning is inspired by the incredible teaching faculty that we interact with on a daily basis and the volume and variety of our patient care experiences.  Orlando Health and the University of Florida, through a special partnership, are pleased to offer a unique pediatric residency training opportunity rich in education and patient care.  The program is built upon the strengths of Arnold Palmer Medical Center, a US News and World Report Best Children’s Hospital and leader in pediatric care in Central Florida, and the University of Florida Department Of Pediatrics, one of the top programs in the United States for medical education and research.   Our dedicated and supportive faculty, exceptional patient diversity, and collegial educational environment form the basis of our pediatric residency.  The program maintains a strong focus on primary care, while providing exposure to pediatric specialties and medically complex children in a tertiary care setting.  Whether your long-term interests lie in pediatric primary care, academic medicine, subspecialty medicine, or biomedical research, you will develop a strong foundation for your future.  Many of our program’s graduates have gone on to wonderful careers.   We are sure that you will too!


Scott Rivkees, MD
Academic Chairman
Department of Pediatrics

J. Gene Chen MD, MHS
Program Director
University of Florida Pediatric Residency Program at Orlando Health
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children / Orlando Health


J. Gene Chen MD, MHS

Program Director

J. Gene Chen MD, MHS is a pediatric critical care medicine physician at Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children. He received his degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and conducted his residency at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He completed pediatric critical care fellowship training and received a Masters in Health Sciences in Clinical Research at Duke University Medical Center.

Scott Rivkees, MD

Academic Chairman, Department of Pediatrics


Shands Hospital for Children

Address: 1600 SW Archer RD

Gainesville FL, 32601

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