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The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at 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 Sacred Heart offers regionally is also backed by the most comprehensive 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 nine children’s medical specialties.

Through our affiliation with UF Health, 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
  • The development of a regional pediatric physician network from Pascagoula, MS to Apalachicola, FL, bringing subspecialty care to your local community
  • 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.

UF Health Pediatric Specialists at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart

Pediatric Nephrology
Edward Kohaut, MD

Pediatric nephrologist Dr. Edward Kohaut has joined the medical staff of University of Florida (UF) Health and relocated his practice to the Sacred Heart Pediatric Care Center, located on the Sacred Heart Ninth Avenue campus at 1657 Trinity Dr. in Pensacola.

Dr. Kohaut is the first pediatric specialist hired by UF Health as a result of the university’s new affiliation with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart.

Dr. C. Kohaut is board-certified in pediatric nephrology. He graduated with his bachelor’s degree in biology from Villanova University, and he received his medical degree from the New Jersey College of Medicine. Dr. Kohaut completed his residency at Baylor College of Medicine, followed by a fellowship within the renal-metabolic pediatrics division from Baylor College of Medicine.

Dr. Kohaut served as a staff pediatrician at Philadelphia Naval Hospital. Before coming to Pensacola in 1998, he was on the medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Alabama and at Baptist Health in Montgomery, Alabama. He has held a variety of teaching appointments throughout his career, including the Florida State University College of Medicine, the University of Florida College of Medicine and the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine.

Dr. Kohaut has previously served as the chairman of the nephrology executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). He currently serves on the Scientific Advisory Committee of the North American Pediatric Renal Transplant Cooperative Study and is an AAP representative to the United Network for Organ Sharing.

Dr. Kohaut has been published in multiple medical journals and is especially interested in renal insufficiencies in children. He has served on the editorial board of the International Journal of Pediatric Nephrology, the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Advances in Peritoneal Dialysis and Pediatric Nephrology.

Dr. Kohaut is accepting new patients and most major insurances. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (850) 416-2280.


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