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Pediatric endocrinologist joins Sacred Heart, University of Florida Health

Posted: 9/10/2018

Pediatric endocrinologist Martina Drawdy, MD

PENSACOLA, Fla. — Pediatric endocrinologist Martina Drawdy, 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. Drawdy will see patients full-time in Northwest Florida at The Children’s Hospital and in her outpatient office, located at 5375 N. Ninth Ave. on Sacred Heart’s Pensacola campus.

As a pediatric endocrinologist, Drawdy diagnoses and treats problems with growth, puberty, diabetes and other disorders related to hormones and the glands that produce them. To schedule an appointment with Drawdy or other pediatric specialists at Sacred Heart, call 850-416-1575 or visit StuderFamilyChildrensHospital.com.

Drawdy is fellowship-trained and board-certified in pediatric endocrinology. She graduated with her medical degree from Charles University in Prague, the Czech Republic, and she completed her pediatric residency training at Nassau University Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. Drawdy completed a fellowship in pediatric endocrinology at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

Drawdy has 14 years of pediatrics experience. She comes to Pensacola from the University of Vermont College of Medicine, where she was an attending pediatric endocrinologist, as well as an assistant professor of pediatrics.

Drawdy is a member of the Pediatric Endocrine Society and the Endocrine Society. She has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Pediatrics and the Journal of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism.

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 25 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 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 StuderFamilyChildrensHospital.com.

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