Barry Gelman, MD


With more than 60 categorical, 20 Med-Peds residents and more than 30 subspecialty fellows, we are the largest pediatric training center in Florida, and among the largest in the United States.

Yet our residents will swear it doesn’t seem that big. They learn and train in a demanding yet supportive environment, and are supervised and taught by a skilled, dedicated faculty. Our program prides itself on its “residentricity.” Residents coordinate all patient care and participate in every aspect of the educational curriculum. There are no private patients; all patients are cared for by pediatric residents. Our ideal balance of resident autonomy and faculty supervision fosters an exciting and motivational educational atmosphere.

The Holtz Children's Hospital, the program’s hub, is a unique, primary/tertiary/quaternary pediatric facility, serving both the multi ethnic urban population of South Florida, and regional and international referrals. The hospital complex and the adjacent University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine campus comprise one of the largest medical centers in the southeast. The University of Miami is one of the nation’s top 50 research universities, and the Miller School ranks #1 in NIH awards among all Florida medical schools. We are proud to be one of 10 national sites for the Anne E. Dyson Community Pediatrics Training Initiative, offering a child advocacy curriculum, designated research exposure and abundant opportunities for community outreach.

Our program mirrors the global, diverse flavor of Miami, both in patient population and resident roster, making it rich in cultural diversity and international exposure. We are fortunate to attract outstanding trainees from all over the United States and abroad, and our selection process is careful and objective.

If you seek superior pediatric training in a truly academic environment, a solid platform from which to launch your career, and the opportunity to live and work in beautiful and vibrant Miami, we may be the program for you. For more information, please contact us.

Thanks for your interest in our program. We hope you visit soon and discover all we have to offer.

Barry Gelman, M.D.
Director, Pediatric Residency Training
Vice Chair for Education, Pediatrics
Chief Medical Officer, Holtz Children’s Hospital