Hospital Pediatrics

Matthew D. Garber, M.D.
Matthew D. Garber, M.D. Chief

The division of hospital pediatrics in the department of pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville coordinates hospital admission to the appropriate facility and provides inpatient pediatric medical care.

Patient Care

The division provides comprehensive medical care for infants and children of Northeast Florida in the inpatient (hospital) setting.

Inpatient medical care is necessary when the severity of a child’s illness dictates that the evaluation and management be accomplished in a hospital setting. Our highly experienced pediatric hospitalists provide medical care at two inpatient locations (Wolfson Children's Hospital and UF Health Jacksonville). These physicians are dedicated solely to inpatient pediatric medical care.

The pediatric hospitalists provide a quality inpatient care, with an assigned "hospitalist" following a patient from soon after admission until discharge. The hospitalist is responsible for over-seeing the various studies performed for evaluating the child, such as lab results, x-ray studies, procedures and specialist consultations. The hospitalist maintains a dialogue with the primary care physician about diagnostic evaluation and therapy throughout a child’s hospitalization.


The University of Florida Health Science Center Jacksonville is committed to fostering research by the faculty and residents.

This institution has been engaged in clinically applied research for many years and is enriched by the presence of faculty who have demonstrated excellence in performing research and in training new investigators.

For details about individual faculty research interests, please view their bios on the pediatrics faculty page.

Contact Us

For information on the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville division of hospital pediatrics, please contact:


Division of Hospital Pediatrics
UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville
800 Prudential Drive
3rd Floor
Jacksonville, FL 32207