2016 tables: Institutions - healthcare

The 2016 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2015 to 31 December 2015.

Table criteria

# Institution Share 2015 Count 2015
1 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 127.13 265
2 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), CU, United States of America (USA) 102.67 306
3 Duke University Health System, United States of America (USA) 99.36 259
4 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), United States of America (USA) 93.12 583
5 UC San Diego Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 92.31 303
6 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 90.47 260
7 Michigan Medicine, U-M, United States of America (USA) 89.81 265
8 UCLA Health, United States of America (USA) 85.05 310
9 UW Medicine, United States of America (USA) 78.51 244
10 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 77.59 238
11 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), United States of America (USA) 67.85 193
12 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), United States of America (USA) 67.42 484
13 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), United States of America (USA) 65.76 179
14 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 61.33 243
15 Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), United States of America (USA) 54.73 393
16 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 52.58 244
17 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 46.90 150
18 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), United States of America (USA) 46.35 371
19 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 42.30 103
20 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 32.15 95
21 UCSF Health, United States of America (USA) 30.87 131
22 Health Sciences Center (HSC), Utah, United States of America (USA) 29.66 103
23 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), United States of America (USA) 29.55 297
24 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 29.21 116
25 Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands 26.77 139
26 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Canada 25.06 96
27 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), U of T, Canada 24.59 107
28 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), United States of America (USA) 23.83 89
29 Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), Netherlands 23.76 146
30 University Health Network (UHN), U of T, Canada 23.20 115
31 University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), Netherlands 22.42 124
32 University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), UHH, Germany 20.57 88
33 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 20.44 103
34 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 19.55 77
35 University Hospital Bonn (UKB), Uni Bonn, Germany 18.53 93
36 University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), UR, United States of America (USA) 17.82 52
37 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), United States of America (USA) 17.74 54
38 Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), RU, Netherlands 17.30 117
39 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 16.98 49
40 OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), United States of America (USA) 16.76 50
41 University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany 16.44 78
42 UC Davis Health, United States of America (USA) 16.06 67
43 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 15.69 36
44 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 15.42 95
45 Sinai Health System, U of T, Canada 15.24 75
46 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 15.03 79
47 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.95 46
48 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United States of America (USA) 13.30 70
49 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), United States of America (USA) 12.98 54
50 UConn Health, United States of America (USA) 12.71 45
51 Yonsei University Health System (YUHS), South Korea 12.10 40
52 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 12.03 176
53 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 11.56 40
54 VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Netherlands 11.44 56
55 Houston Methodist, United States of America (USA) 11.24 46
56 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RUG, Netherlands 11.14 69
57 University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), United States of America (USA) 11.10 47
58 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States of America (USA) 11.09 35
59 Academic Medical Center (AMC), UvA, Netherlands 10.45 93
60 University Hospital Tübingen (UKT), Uni Tübingen, Germany 10.42 56
61 University Medical Center Mainz, JGU, Germany 10.09 48
62 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 9.95 47
63 University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany 9.85 60
64 University of Florida Health (UF Health), United States of America (USA) 9.75 35
65 Health Sciences Center (HSC), UofL, United States of America (USA) 9.65 26
66 Texas Children's Hospital, BCM, United States of America (USA) 9.49 85
67 Heidelberg University Hospital at Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Uni Heidelberg, Germany 9.27 67
68 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 9.27 94
69 West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSM/WCH), SCU, China 9.01 49
70 University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), UNIL, Switzerland 8.88 47
71 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, United States of America (USA) 8.86 25
72 UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC), United States of America (USA) 8.69 30
73 Abramson Cancer Center, Penn, United States of America (USA) 8.62 35
74 University Hospital of Munich (KUM), LMU, Germany 8.61 67
75 Oslo University Hospital (OUS), Norway 8.54 63
76 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 8.44 38
77 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 8.38 88
78 UTMB Health, United States of America (USA) 8.24 23
79 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), United States of America (USA) 8.15 117
80 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 8.15 88
81 Harvard Joslin Diabetes Center, United States of America (USA) 7.76 108
82 TUM University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI), Germany 7.70 87
83 CHU de Québec, UL, Canada 7.49 37
84 Hadassah Medical Center, HUJI, Israel 7.02 30
85 Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden 6.94 54
86 University Hospital Zurich (UHZ), Switzerland 6.93 37
87 University Hospital of Erlangen, FAU, Germany 6.49 45
88 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 6.38 54
89 The Ottawa Hospital (TOH), Canada 6.28 23
90 Institute Gustave-Roussy (IGR), France 6.17 62
91 Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital (SMBD JGH), Canada 5.89 26
92 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), United Kingdom (UK) 5.79 81
93 Rush University Medical Center, United States of America (USA) 5.78 26
94 University Hospital of Münster (UKM), WWU, Germany 5.72 35
95 Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), United States of America (USA) 5.69 30
96 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 5.69 16
97 Rigshospitalet, Denmark 5.62 44
98 National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center (NCVC), Japan 5.38 19
99 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 5.35 40
100 University Hospital Frankfurt, GU, Germany 5.33 20

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