2017 tables: Institutions - healthcare

Table criteria

The 2017 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016.

2016 Institution FC 2015 FC 2016
1 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 127.13 127.43
2 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), CU, United States of America (USA) 96.92 109.91
3 UC San Diego Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 91.29 95.35
4 Duke University Health System, United States of America (USA) 99.36 94.81
5 UW Medicine, United States of America (USA) 78.82 90.96
6 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 90.5 90.62
7 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), United States of America (USA) 92.34 89.56
8 UCLA Health, United States of America (USA) 87.6 86.43
9 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 77.22 85.88
10 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), United States of America (USA) 67.85 76.92
11 Michigan Medicine, U-M, United States of America (USA) 91.82 76.39
12 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 61.33 72.64
13 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), United States of America (USA) 65.29 66.41
14 Feinberg School of Medicine, NU, United States of America (USA) 47.16 59.48
15 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), United States of America (USA) 69.05 57.55
16 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 46.9 54.01
17 Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), United States of America (USA) 54.47 51.01
18 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 42.3 48.43
19 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), United States of America (USA) 45.69 41.33
20 Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Italy 52.43 41.21
21 UCSF Health, United States of America (USA) 30.87 35.17
22 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), United States of America (USA) 28.89 34.61
23 Health Sciences Center (HSC), Utah, United States of America (USA) 29.66 28.41
24 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), United States of America (USA) 23.83 28.29
25 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 32.15 24.91
26 Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands 26.77 24.29
27 Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), Netherlands 23.77 23.85
28 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 19.55 23
29 Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), United States of America (USA) 24.25 22.14
30 University Health Network (UHN), U of T, Canada 23.18 21.67
31 University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), UHH, Germany 20.6 20.4
32 University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), UR, United States of America (USA) 17.82 20.08
33 College of Medicine, MUSC, United States of America (USA) 4.98 19.86
34 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Canada 26.01 19.11
35 University Hospital Bonn (UKB), Uni Bonn, Germany 18.57 18.98
36 Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), RU, Netherlands 17.3 18.94
37 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 11.56 18.76
38 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), U of T, Canada 24.57 18.34
39 University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany 16.46 18.13
40 Academic Medical Center (AMC), UvA, Netherlands 10.45 18.05
41 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 15.69 17.94
42 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 16.98 17.69
43 VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Netherlands 11.34 17.39
44 University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), Netherlands 22.42 17.11
45 Heidelberg University Hospital, Uni Heidelberg, Germany 9.29 16.97
46 Stanford Department of Medicine, United States of America (USA) 7.44 16.64
47 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 15.41 16.52
48 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RUG, Netherlands 11.14 16.14
49 John T. Milliken Department of Medicine, WUSTL, United States of America (USA) 8.64 15.96
50 UC Davis Health, United States of America (USA) 16.33 15.63
51 School of Medicine, WSU, United States of America (USA) 9.57 15.49
52 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 12.19 15.35
53 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 20.44 15.34
54 West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSM/WCH), SCU, China 9.01 15.19
55 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), United States of America (USA) 17.74 14.56
56 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.95 14.28
57 University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), United States of America (USA) 11.1 13.03
58 University Hospital Tübingen (UKT), Uni Tübingen, Germany 10.42 12.79
59 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United States of America (USA) 13.3 12.45
60 Yale Department of Internal Medicine, United States of America (USA) 7.11 12.16
61 University Hospital of Munich (KUM), LMU, Germany 8.61 11.97
62 Houston Methodist, United States of America (USA) 11.24 11.89
63 University Hospital Zurich (UHZ), Switzerland 6.97 11.5
64 UCSF Department of Medicine (DOM), United States of America (USA) 11.2 11.31
65 TUM University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI), Germany 7.7 11.01
66 University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), United States of America (USA) 12.71 10.93
67 University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany 9.85 10.78
68 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 9.2 10.69
69 University Hospital of Münster (UKM), WWU, Germany 5.72 10.63
70 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 21.78 10.61
71 Texas Children's Hospital, BCM, United States of America (USA) 9.58 10.61
72 University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), UNIL, Switzerland 8.88 10.54
73 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 15.03 10.51
74 Department of Medicine, UChicago, United States of America (USA) 8.26 10.44
75 Department of Neurology, WUSTL, United States of America (USA) 3.68 9.91
76 OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), United States of America (USA) 16.76 9.8
77 University Medical Center Mainz, JGU, Germany 10.09 9.72
78 Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), Temple University, United States of America (USA) 4.61 9.46
79 UTMB Health, United States of America (USA) 8.24 9.31
80 Stanford Department of Pathology, United States of America (USA) 6.62 8.8
81 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, United States of America (USA) 8.86 8.48
82 Oslo University Hospital (OUS), Norway 8.54 8.25
83 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), United States of America (USA) 12.91 8.2
84 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), United Kingdom (UK) 5.79 8.07
85 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 8.18 7.96
86 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 8.41 7.9
87 UNM Health Sciences Center (HSC), United States of America (USA) 8.69 7.77
88 Department of Biochemistry, BU, United States of America (USA) 2.63 7.73
89 Department of Medicine, UMass Medical School, United States of America (USA) 1.98 7.73
90 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 6.38 7.69
91 Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, United States of America (USA) 2.85 7.63
92 Health Sciences Center (HSC), UofL, United States of America (USA) 9.65 7.55
93 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 8.37 7.52
94 University Hospital of Erlangen, FAU, Germany 6.49 7.43
95 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States of America (USA) 11.09 7.39
96 Sinai Health System, U of T, Canada 15.24 7.22
97 Department of Medicine, JHU, United States of America (USA) 7.84 7.14
98 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), United States of America (USA) 3.41 7.08
99 Saarland University Medical Center (UKS) / Faculty of Medicine, Saar-Uni, Germany 4.93 6.98
100 Yale Department of Psychiatry, United States of America (USA) 1.06 6.68

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*The change in adjusted FC accounts for the small annual variation in the total number of articles in Nature Index journals. FC values have been adjusted to 2018 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.