Area’s First Pediatric Urologist Joins UF Health Urology at Halifax Health

  • by Ashley.wohlford
  • October 26, 2022
  • Categories: Blog, Mom Mental Health and Wellbeing, Podcast, Press Release, Uncategorized, Video

DAYTONA BEACH, FLA. – (October 26, 2022) Romano DeMarco, MD, has joined UF Health Urology at Halifax Health in Daytona and is the area’s first urologist specializing in pediatrics. Pediatric urology is a surgical subspecialty of medicine dealing with the disorders of children’s genitourinary systems. Pediatric urologists provide care for children ranging in age from birth to early adult. 

Dr. DeMarco is a board-certified Pediatric Urologist who completed his residency in Urology at Indiana University and Pediatric Urology fellowship at Vanderbilt University. Dr. DeMarco has held faculty positions at Vanderbilt University and joint appointments at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Kansas University when he was the Director of Pediatric Urology Research at Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Florida, Dr. DeMarco was the first Chief of Pediatric Urology at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

 “Dr. DeMarco brings outstanding and unparalleled experience as a compassionate pediatric urologist, having received advanced fellowship training at one of the nation’s most highly recognized centers of excellence,” said Li-Ming Su, MD and Secretary General of the Endourological Society at University of Florida College of Medicine.“He brings a wide range of both traditional and laparoscopic surgical and nonsurgical skills that will bring a comprehensive approach to any pediatric urology disorders in the region,” continued Dr. Su. “Dr. DeMarco has worked tirelessly to expand the UF Health footprint throughout the north and central portion of the state including regional clinics in Tallahassee and Ocala. The opening of the Halifax Health clinic is simply one more avenue that UF Health Urology is bringing compassionate and patient-centered care to patients in our region and state.”

About Halifax Health

Recognized as one of the 50 Top Cardiovascular Hospitals™ in the United States by IBM Watson Health™, Halifax Health serves Volusia and Flagler counties, providing a continuum of health care services through a network of organizations including a tertiary hospital, two community hospitals, an urgent care, psychiatric services, a cancer treatment center with five outreach locations, the area’s largest hospice, a center for inpatient rehabilitation, outpatient rehabilitation clinics, primary care walk-in clinics, a clinic specializing in women’s health, a pediatric care community clinic, three children’s medical practices, a home health care agency and an exclusive provider organization. Halifax Health offers the area’s only Level II Trauma Center, Thrombectomy-Capable Stroke Center (TSC), Center for Transplant Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Emergency Department, Child and Adolescent Behavioral Services, complete Neurosurgical Services, OB Emergency Department and Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit that cares for babies born earlier than 28 weeks. For more information, visit