2018 tables: Institutions - healthcare

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The 2018 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2017.

2017 Institution Share 2016 Share 2017
1 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 128.10 153.65
2 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), CU, United States of America (USA) 114.74 119.52
3 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 90.56 113.69
4 UC San Diego Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 95.17 101.49
5 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), United States of America (USA) 90.23 100.39
6 Michigan Medicine, U-M, United States of America (USA) 74.26 93.50
7 UW Medicine, United States of America (USA) 90.56 83.41
8 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 85.99 78.19
9 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), United States of America (USA) 66.75 77.85
10 Duke University Health System, United States of America (USA) 95.47 75.54
11 UCLA Health, United States of America (USA) 83.45 74.37
12 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), United States of America (USA) 76.92 72.52
13 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 72.64 65.36
14 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), United States of America (USA) 56.65 60.71
15 Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), United States of America (USA) 52.00 55.52
16 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), United States of America (USA) 41.92 55.18
17 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 41.41 49.65
18 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 54.01 42.67
19 Health Sciences Center (HSC), Utah, United States of America (USA) 29.41 36.93
20 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 48.43 35.90
21 UCSF Health, United States of America (USA) 35.17 32.76
22 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 25.67 31.14
23 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), United States of America (USA) 28.22 31.06
24 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), United States of America (USA) 35.28 28.28
25 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 24.91 28.17
26 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), U of T, Canada 18.36 24.66
27 University Health Network (UHN), U of T, Canada 21.69 23.48
28 University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), UR, United States of America (USA) 20.08 21.32
29 Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), Netherlands 23.82 20.93
30 University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), UHH, Germany 20.31 19.91
31 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 18.76 19.65
32 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 17.16 19.51
33 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 23.00 19.45
34 Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands 24.29 18.88
35 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 15.02 17.63
36 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 16.60 17.55
37 Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), RU, Netherlands 18.94 17.30
38 University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), Netherlands 17.11 16.52
39 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), United States of America (USA) 14.37 16.35
40 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 15.34 16.27
41 University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany 18.12 16.01
42 University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), United States of America (USA) 11.78 15.94
43 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 17.69 14.75
44 Academic Medical Center (AMC), UvA, Netherlands 18.05 14.68
45 UConn Health, United States of America (USA) 10.93 14.51
46 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Canada 19.03 14.28
47 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RUG, Netherlands 16.14 13.28
48 University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany 10.78 13.25
49 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 10.76 13.22
50 West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSM/WCH), SCU, China 15.19 13.08
51 UC Davis Health, United States of America (USA) 15.30 12.95
52 University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), United States of America (USA) 13.03 12.66
53 Houston Methodist, United States of America (USA) 11.89 12.43
54 University Medical Center Mainz, JGU, Germany 9.72 12.31
55 Heidelberg University Hospital at Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Uni Heidelberg, Germany 16.96 12.27
56 VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Netherlands 17.45 11.67
57 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 14.25 11.28
58 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 10.85 10.94
59 University Hospital Bonn (UKB), Uni Bonn, Germany 18.80 10.83
60 University Hospital Tübingen (UKT), Uni Tübingen, Germany 12.79 10.78
61 University Hospital of Erlangen, FAU, Germany 7.43 10.50
62 Renji Hospital, SJTU, China 4.25 10.32
63 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), United States of America (USA) 8.24 10.19
64 University Hospital of Munich (KUM), LMU, Germany 11.97 10.03
65 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 6.24 9.93
66 UTMB Health, United States of America (USA) 9.31 9.78
67 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United States of America (USA) 12.45 9.50
68 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States of America (USA) 7.39 9.11
69 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), United States of America (USA) 4.93 8.61
70 Texas Children's Hospital, BCM, United States of America (USA) 10.33 8.57
71 Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC), SYSU, China 5.34 8.32
72 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 7.56 8.19
73 OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), United States of America (USA) 9.80 8.19
74 Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), United States of America (USA) 5.18 8.17
75 University Hospital of Würzburg (UKW), JMU, Germany 5.12 8.17
76 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 5.41 8.06
77 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 4.78 8.05
78 University Hospital Basel (USB), UB, Switzerland 6.44 7.84
79 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), United States of America (USA) 7.08 7.70
80 University Hospital Zurich (UHZ), Switzerland 11.50 7.60
81 University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), UNIL, Switzerland 10.54 7.58
82 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 7.96 7.55
83 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 7.90 7.53
84 University of Florida Health (UF Health), United States of America (USA) 4.53 7.27
85 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, United States of America (USA) 8.23 7.09
86 TUM University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI), Germany 11.02 7.07
87 Harvard Joslin Diabetes Center, United States of America (USA) 6.85 6.97
88 Oslo University Hospital (OUS), Norway 8.25 6.88
89 Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), Temple University, United States of America (USA) 9.36 6.73
90 University Hospital Duesseldorf (UKD), Germany 4.84 6.68
91 Essen University Hospital, Germany 4.00 6.66
92 NHS Lothian, United Kingdom (UK) 4.41 6.60
93 Ruijin Hospital, SJTU, China 4.09 6.50
94 Sinai Health System, U of T, Canada 7.22 6.49
95 Health Sciences Center (HSC), UofL, United States of America (USA) 7.55 6.48
96 Saarland University Medical Center (UKS) / Faculty of Medicine, Saar-Uni, Germany 6.98 6.47
97 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), United Kingdom (UK) 8.07 6.34
98 University Hospital Aachen (UKA), RWTH Aachen, Germany 4.17 6.27
99 Yonsei University Health System (YUHS), South Korea 6.63 6.10
100 Hadassah Medical Center, HUJI, Israel 5.30 5.92

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