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 FC 2016 FC 2017
1 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 127.43 151.72
2 Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), CU, United States of America (USA) 109.91 110.84
3 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 91.19 110.11
4 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), United States of America (USA) 87.36 95.72
5 UC San Diego Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 92.29 95.18
6 University of Michigan Health System (UMHS), U-M, United States of America (USA) 76.52 94.12
7 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 88.49 78.12
8 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), United States of America (USA) 66.41 75.02
9 UCLA Health, United States of America (USA) 84.96 74.39
10 Duke University Health System, United States of America (USA) 94.81 73.01
11 Vanderbilt University Medical Center, United States of America (USA) 76.92 69.91
12 Feinberg School of Medicine, NU, United States of America (USA) 59.54 67.46
13 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 72.64 64.5
14 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), United States of America (USA) 56.96 59.62
15 Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), United States of America (USA) 51.01 54.11
16 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), United States of America (USA) 41.33 52.48
17 Istituto Di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Italy 42.79 47.63
18 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 53.84 39.46
19 Health Sciences Center (HSC), Utah, United States of America (USA) 28.41 36.77
20 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 48.43 34.59
21 UCSF Health, United States of America (USA) 37.36 32.76
22 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 28.18 32.27
23 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), United States of America (USA) 26.76 30.02
24 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), United States of America (USA) 34.61 28.33
25 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 24.91 27.14
26 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), U of T, Canada 18.34 24.55
27 University Health Network (UHN), U of T, Canada 21.27 22.56
28 Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), United States of America (USA) 22.14 22.2
29 Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC), Netherlands 23.99 21.27
30 University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), UR, United States of America (USA) 20.08 20.55
31 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 23 19.1
32 University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), UHH, Germany 20.43 18.88
33 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 18.76 18.81
34 Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands 24.27 18.42
35 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 17.94 18
36 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 16.52 16.39
37 University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), Netherlands 17.11 16.15
38 Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), RU, Netherlands 19.69 16
39 Stanford Department of Medicine, United States of America (USA) 16.64 15.8
40 College of Medicine, MUSC, United States of America (USA) 19.86 15.64
41 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), United States of America (USA) 14.31 15.48
42 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 15.13 15.21
43 The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 15.32 15.1
44 University Hospital of Munich (KUM), LMU, Germany 16.12 14.97
45 University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), United States of America (USA) 10.93 14.51
46 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health Science Center at San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 17.69 14.43
47 Academic Medical Center (AMC), UvA, Netherlands 18.03 14.25
48 Department of Medicine, Penn, United States of America (USA) 8.66 14.2
49 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Canada 19.11 14.11
50 University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany 15.48 13.78
51 UC Davis Health System, United States of America (USA) 15.63 12.93
52 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RUG, Netherlands 16.14 12.79
53 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 10.51 12.79
54 University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany 10.78 12.62
55 Houston Methodist, United States of America (USA) 11.89 12.44
56 West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSM/WCH), SCU, China 15.19 11.84
57 School of Medicine, WSU, United States of America (USA) 15.49 11.79
58 University Medical Center Mainz, JGU, Germany 9.83 11.77
59 Heidelberg University Hospital, Uni Heidelberg, Germany 16.97 11.6
60 VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Netherlands 17.38 11.34
61 Stanford Department of Pathology, United States of America (USA) 8.8 11.26
62 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 14.28 11.19
63 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), United States of America (USA) 8.2 10.8
64 University Hospital Tübingen (UKT), Uni Tübingen, Germany 12.87 10.76
65 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 10.12 10.43
66 University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), United States of America (USA) 13.03 10.09
67 University Hospital Bonn (UKB), Uni Bonn, Germany 18.98 9.88
68 Stanford Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, United States of America (USA) 6.4 9.71
69 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 4.11 9.67
70 UTMB Health, United States of America (USA) 9.31 9.62
71 Department of Medicine, UChicago, United States of America (USA) 10.44 9.51
72 University Hospital of Erlangen, FAU, Germany 6.89 9.4
73 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United States of America (USA) 12.45 9.39
74 Renji Hospital, SJTU, China 4.25 9.31
75 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States of America (USA) 7.39 9.08
76 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 10.52 8.79
77 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 6.09 8.75
78 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), United States of America (USA) 4.53 8.37
79 Texas Children's Hospital, BCM, United States of America (USA) 10.26 8.37
80 University Hospital of Würzburg (UKW), University of Würzburg, Germany 5.12 8.17
81 Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC), SYSU, China 5.34 8.16
82 Medical University of Innsbruck (MUI), Austria 7.52 8.06
83 Singapore Health Services Pte. Ltd. (SingHealth), Singapore 4.78 8
84 Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI), United States of America (USA) 5.12 7.99
85 OU Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), United States of America (USA) 9.94 7.96
86 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 6.05 7.82
87 Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, United States of America (USA) 7.63 7.68
88 Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC), United States of America (USA) 7.08 7.65
89 Oslo University Hospital (OUS), Norway 8.25 7.08
90 Department of Medicine, UW, United States of America (USA) 5.42 7.04
91 University Hospital Zurich (UHZ), Switzerland 12.05 6.8
92 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, United States of America (USA) 8.48 6.8
93 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 7.48 6.68
94 Harvard Joslin Diabetes Center, United States of America (USA) 6.44 6.66
95 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 7.42 6.66
96 University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), UNIL, Switzerland 10.52 6.64
97 Ruijin Hospital, SJTU, China 4.09 6.48
98 Health Sciences Center (HSC), UofL, United States of America (USA) 7.55 6.48
99 Saarland University Medical Center (UKS) / Faculty of Medicine, Saar-Uni, Germany 6.98 6.47
100 Essen University Hospital, Germany 4.23 6.4

Each year, the Nature Index publishes tables based on counts of high-quality research outputs in the previous calendar year. It is important for users to understand that the data behind the tables are based on a relatively small proportion of total research papers, that they cover the natural sciences only and that outputs are non-normalized (that is, they don’t reflect the size of the country or institution, or its overall research output). We encourage users to combine the free-to-access Nature Index data with information from other sources.

The tables were last updated on 7 June 2018 with the most recent institution and article corrections.

*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 2017 levels to calculate the percentage change. For more information on the adjustment, please see the Adjusted metric explainer.

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