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Pediatric Nephrologist Joins Sacred Heart, University of Florida Health

Posted: 2/15/2017

Pediatric nephrologist Edward Kohaut, MD

PENSACOLA, Fla. -- Pediatric nephrologist Edward Kohaut, MD has joined the medical staff of University of Florida 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.

“I have been a part of the medical staff of The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart since 1998,” said Dr. Kohaut. “I am thrilled that through Sacred Heart’s new affiliation with UF Health, my patients will benefit from the expertise of one of the most comprehensive academic health centers in the Southeast.”

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 followed by a fellowship within the renal-metabolic pediatrics division at Baylor College of Medicine.

Before coming to Pensacola in 1998, Dr. Kohaut was on the medical staff at Children’s Hospital of Alabama, where he helped start the pediatric dialysis unit. He also helped initiate pediatric renal transplant services at University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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.

By joining UF Health, Dr. Kohaut is looking forward to growing his practice and helping to recruit more pediatric specialists to ensure better access to healthcare for his patients. His patients will continue to be cared for at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, which offers Northwest Florida’s only pediatric dialysis care, as well as pediatric intensive care unit.

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

The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart is a 117-bed facility that serves as the only children’s hospital in Northwest Florida. The Children’s Hospital offers a wide range of services to meet all of a child’s medical needs, from a pediatric emergency room and neonatal intensive care unit to a medical staff of more than 120 board-certified physicians across 29 pediatric specialties. The Children’s Hospital provides quality, compassionate care to children, regardless of their parents’ ability to pay. Sacred Heart Health System is a member of Ascension, the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system. For more information about the services available at The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart, visit

About Sacred Heart Health System

On the Gulf Coast, Ascension operates Sacred Heart Health System based in Pensacola, Fla.  and Providence Health System based in Mobile, Ala.  Together, these Ascension healthcare facilities have served Gulf Coast communities for more than 160 years and they employ more than 6,600 associates. Across the region, Ascension provided more than $113 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016.  Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care -- including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities -- in 24 states and the District of Columbia. For more on Sacred Heart Health System, visit

About UF Health

UF Health, the most comprehensive academic health center in the Southeast, is a collaboration of the University of Florida Health Science Center and Shands. The colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and Health Professions, and Veterinary Medicine, various research centers and institutes, a network of faculty practices and the Shands family of hospitals fall under the UF Health umbrella, which extends to a regional campus in Jacksonville. UF Health also has a statewide presence through satellite medical, dental and nursing clinics staffed by UF health professionals and through affiliations with community-based health care facilities stretching from Hialeah and Miami to the Florida Panhandle. For more information, visit

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