Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville

Nemours Children

Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville is an outpatient clinic providing pediatric sub-specialty services. Housed in a modern, 11-story building conveniently located in the downtown area of Jacksonville on the south bank of the St. Johns River, it is connected to Wolfson Children's Hospital by a pedestrian walkway over Interstate 95. Since opening in 1987, the clinic has provided outstanding health care to thousands of infants, children and adolescents from the local area, as well as from across the country and around the world. Today, the NCSC-J staff draw on the Nemours legacy of experience, knowledge and compassion to provide the highest level of care in a unique child-and family-centered environment.

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children

Wolfson Children's Hospital exemplifies the collaboration between the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville, Nemours Children's Health, Jacksonville, UF Health Jacksonville and the pediatric community. Their mission is to provide optimal health for the region's children by providing patient- and family-centered care, education, research and child advocacy. This mission has led to a very harmonious, optimal partnership with those involved in our pediatric residency program.

Each institution contributes its strengths to make Wolfson Children's a nationally recognized children’s hospital providing nearly all pediatric subspecialty services, along with pediatric research, education, and child health advocacy beyond its hospital walls. Wolfson Children's Hospital consists of 216 pediatric beds. This includes intensive care, cardiovascular intensive care, oncology and bone marrow and neonatal intensive care units. Wolfson Children’s Hospital has been named among U.S. News & World Report's "50 Best Children's Hospitals" and was recognized as one of the top 50 for Neurology and Neurosurgery in 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. In addition, the division of Gastroenterology and GI Surgery were also recognized as being among the top 50 in 2015-2016 and the division of Hematology and Oncology in 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 respectively.

Features of Wolfson Children's Hospital include:

  • Behavioral Health Center
  • Blood and Marrow Transplant Program
  • Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit
  • Childhood Cancer Center
  • Clinical Research Center
  • Diabetes and Endocrinology Institute
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Program
  • Gastroenterology Center
  • Heart Center
  • Neuroscience Institute
  • Newborn Intensive Care Units
  • Sleep Disorders Center
  • Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
  • Pediatric Epilepsy Program
  • Imaging/Interventional Radiology

Wolfson Children's Hospital provides technologically advanced, family-centered care in a soothing, comfortable and newly refurbished facility. The hospital’s design and layout are child-friendly and colorful, making the hospital experience the best it can be for children and their families. The hospital also has Magnet recognition for excellence in nursing services. Most recently the hospital was designated as a pediatric trauma referral center by the State of Florida.

Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center

The Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center is a joint venture between Wolfson Children's Hospital and Nemours Children's Health. The Diabetes Center is the only pediatric diabetes center serving Northeast and North Central Florida and Southeast Georgia. A grant from Children's Medical Services of Florida has made staffing the center with key personnel a reality. The center provides the best care to the region's growing number of children diagnosed with type 1 or type 2 diabetes. While many insurance plans still do not cover critical components of diabetes care such as outpatient education and dietary support, the CMS grant ensures children treated at the center will receive these integral services regardless of insurance limitations or reimbursement.

The diabetes team includes eight physicians from Nemours Children’s Health, two dieticians and four nurses, as well as an administrative assistant and authorization specialist. Both dieticians and three of the nurses are certified diabetes educators. The Center follows nearly 1000 children with diabetes and has a very active insulin pump program (with approximately 45% of children with type 1 diabetes on insulin pumps). Furthermore, we are on the forefront of technology, using continuous glucose monitoring and hybrid closed loop systems. Our pediatric diabetes center brings together inpatient and outpatient components of all aspects of diabetes treatment.

The Center includes a learning resource area in the Hospital complex complete with internet access along with diabetes literature and videos for patients and families. It houses two conference rooms (which can join to form one larger room), a kitchen helpful for teaching meal planning and state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment. It also includes a teaching area in the outpatient department with two teaching rooms. This program is a vital link to the endocrine division and a pivotal source of education and training for endocrine fellows. The program is also vital to the local diabetes community.