Dr. Lourdes Pitocchi was born in Havana, Cuba and came to the United States in 1966 with her parents. Her family moved to Jacksonville in 1969 and have made Jacksonville their home ever since.
After graduating from Episcopal High School in Jacksonville, Dr. Pitocchi attended Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, graduating in 1984. She then completed Florida State University’s Program of Medical Sciences and graduated from medical school at the University of Florida in 1989. Go Gators!
Dr. Pitocchi completed her pediatric residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1992 and entered private practice with the Children’s Medical Group in Jacksonville. In 1993 she joined the Duval County Health Department at South Jacksonville Family Health Center where she practiced as a pediatrician until joining Jacksonville Beach Pediatric Care Centers in 2005.
Dr. Pitocchi became Board Certified by The American Board of Pediatrics in 1992 and is a member of numerous professional organizations including the Northeast Florida Pediatric Society, Duval County Medical Society and the Florida Medical Society.
She is also involved in several volunteer activities including serving as a youth counselor and active member of her church, Southside United Methodist. For 5 years she has chaperoned Episcopal students who work for one week each summer in an orphanage in the Dominican Republic.
Dr. Pitocchi is married to Dr. Peter Pitocchi, a Jacksonville physician of internal medicine and has three children, two of which are in medical school.