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Pediatric orthopedic surgeon joins Sacred Heart, University of Florida Health

Posted: 6/4/2018

PENSACOLA, Fla. Pediatric orthopedic surgeon Tracy J. Roberts, MD, has joined the faculty of the University of Florida College of Medicine, which is affiliated with The Studer Family Children’s Hospital at Sacred Heart. Beginning in June, Dr. Roberts will see patients in The Children’s Hospital and in her outpatient offices, located at 4541 N. Davis Highway in Pensacola and at 36500 Emerald Coast Parkway in Miramar Beach.

As a pediatric orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Roberts diagnoses and treats injuries, including fractures and trauma cases, as well as birth defects, such as clubfoot, torticollis, in-toeing, bowlegs, knock-knees, flatfeet, out-toeing and scoliosis. She has a special interest in trauma and disorders of the foot and ankle. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Roberts or other pediatric specialists at Sacred Heart, call 850-416-1575 or visit sacredheartmedicalgroup.com.

Dr. Roberts graduated from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. She completed her residency training in orthopedic surgery at UF Health Jacksonville, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic surgery and scoliosis at Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.   

Dr. Roberts comes to Pensacola from Shriners Hospitals for Children, where she served as secretary of the Medical Executive Committee and represented Shriners Hospitals on the board of the U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative.  Prior to her position with Shriners Hospital, she was responsible for establishing a pediatric orthopaedic program at a Level 1 trauma center, in Miami, Florida.

Dr. Roberts is board certified and a member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America and the Florida Orthopaedic Society. She enjoys mission work and has served on medical mission trips to Jamaica and Panama. She has given numerous professional presentations, including to the University of South Florida Pediatric Conference, the Florida Orthopaedic Society Annual Scientific Meeting and the Society of Military Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting.

In 2017, Sacred Heart formed an affiliation with UF Health to provide an expanded range of specialized pediatric care. Since then, UF and Sacred Heart together have hired 23 physician specialists, providing care in pediatric cardiology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric hematology/oncology, pediatric infectious diseases, pediatric nephrology, pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, pediatric pulmonology, pediatric surgery and pediatric urology.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is recognized among the nation’s best hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in six pediatric medical specialties. In addition to pediatric specialty care, Sacred Heart and UF Health have collaborated to launch a new kidney transplant program to benefit the thousands of individuals across the Southeast awaiting a lifesaving transplant. Sacred Heart’s pediatric and OB/GYN physician residency programs are also affiliated with the UF College of Medicine.

The expansion of pediatric specialty services coincides with the start of construction at Sacred Heart of a new four-story children’s hospital. The hospital will be connected to the front of the existing children’s hospital and will include a pediatric emergency room and trauma center, new procedure rooms dedicated to pediatric surgery, an expanded neonatal intensive care unit, a pediatric oncology unit, a medical/surgical unit, observation beds and a pediatric rehabilitation gym. 

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 30 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 www.sacred-heart.org/childrenshospital.

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