Message From the Chair

March 25, 2011

Dear Fellow Alumni,

I hope you find our new improved Alumni site helpful to you to keep in touch with the University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics and also to meet your needs as professionals. We look at this website as not only a mode of communication but a way of serving you as you serve patients and families.

Also please visit the Department’s new and improved website by clicking on the hyperlink on the Alumni site and find out what’s new in Pediatrics, view our stories about our new faculty and what is going in the department.

We are happy to announce that in July of 2011 we will open a new Pediatric Emergency Department, totally dedicated to the care of kids and their families. The ED will be staffed 24/7 with pediatric trained emergency physicians and pediatric residents. All the nursing staff and support will be dedicated to pediatrics. This is the 1st of a five-year long phase-in of renovating all the pediatric space to provide a state-of-the-art facility for our patients and the patients you refer to us.

Please also Save-the-Date for our 2011 Pediatric Alumni meeting. More to follow!

As always, we appreciate your tremendous support of the Department of Pediatrics and we hope that our new Alumni website and updated Department of Pediatrics website serves you and your patients well.

With warmest regards,

Richard L. Bucciarelli, M.D.
Nemours Eminent Scholar
Professor and Chair

Message From the President

March 25, 2011

Greetings, UF Pediatric Alumni!

Our annual meeting will be coming up in the fall. It will be great getting together with friends and colleagues from “back in the day” to catch up and share memories. For those of you who have come back year after year, I look forward to seeing you. And for those of you who haven’t been to our annual meeting in a while, do think about making the trip back. I always enjoy visiting our old stomping grounds in Gainesville, seeing how the department has evolved, and renewing that feeling of connection to the institution that has had such a profound influence in shaping us as pediatricians.

Hope to see you there!

John Elzie MD
Class of 2001
President, Florida Pediatric Alumni Association