Overview

Studer Family Children's Hospital at Ascension Sacred Heart is Northwest Florida's only facility dedicated to the medical needs of infants and children. Now, the families we serve can take comfort in the fact that the care Ascension Sacred Heart offers regionally is also backed by the largest academic health center in the Southeast – University of Florida (UF) Health, recognized among the nation's best hospitals by US News and World Report in eight pediatric medical specialties.

Through our affiliation with UF Health, Ascension Sacred Heart is staying on the leading edge of children's healthcare, providing:

  • More subspecialty services to the children of Northwest Florida
  • Access to some of the most specialized pediatric programs for a wide range of complex conditions
  • Access to cutting-edge treatments and research only found in large academic health systems

Together, Sacred Heart and UF Health can provide specialized medical care to more critically ill children with faster response times and an expanded geographic reach.

To schedule an appointment, call 850-416-1575 or request online.

To find a pediatrician, please click here.


Meet our team members from the:

Adolescent Medicine

James Burns, MD, MPH, FAAP

Adolescent Medicine | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Regina Gargus, MD

Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Cardiology

Joseph Davenport, MD

Pediatric Cardiology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Theresa Roca, MD

Pediatric Cardiology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Matthew Steiner, MD

Pediatric Cardiology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery

Aaron Wallender, MD, DDS

Pediatric Craniofacial Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)

James Coticchia, MD

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Sharon Guttmann, Au.D.

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Claire Letendre, Au.D.

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Wayne McCutchen, PA

Pediatric Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose, Throat) | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Endocrinology

Martina Drawdy, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Katarina Gambosova, MD

Pediatric Endocrinology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Lisa Wright, APRN

Pediatric Endocrinology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Eye Care

Casey Mickler, MD

Pediatric Eye Care | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Gastroenterology

Sheryl De Leon-Dial, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Amber McClain, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Alan Sacks, MD

Pediatric Gastroenterology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Brent Thompson, PA

Pediatric Gastroenterology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery

Jonathan Papic, MD

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Bryan Weidner, MD

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Heather Nolan, MD

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Erin Nunnari, NP

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Martha Parrish, ARNP

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Catherine Willson, PA-C

Pediatric General and Thoracic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

Jeffrey Schwartz, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Erlyn Smith, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Amanda Strobel, MD

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pauline Balkaransingh, MD, MPH

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Infectious Disease

Paola Maurtua-Neumann, MD

Pediatric Infectious Disease | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Nephrology

Joshua Zaritsky, MD, Ph.D

Pediatric Nephrology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Carrie Johnson, APRN

Pediatric Nephrology| Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Neurology

Randy Williamson, MD

Pediatric Neurology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Neurosurgery

Gus Perez, MD

Pediatric Neurosurgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Orthopedics

John Killian, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Sharon Mayberry, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Mallory Myers, PA-C

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Samantha Russo, APRN

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Amanda Wolford, PA-C

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Pulmonology and Sleep Medicine

Gulnur Com, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology | Sleep Medicine | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Madhuri Penugonda, MD

Pediatric Pulmonology | Sleep Medicine | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Sonia Smith, APRN

Pediatric Pulmonology | Sleep Medicine | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Pediatric Urology

C. Gerry Henderson, MD

Pediatric Urology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Mark Wehry, MD

Pediatric Urology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Jamie Thorn, ARNP

Pediatric Urology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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Donna Williams, ARNP

Pediatric Urology | Pediatric Specialty Care

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