2019 tables: Institutions - healthcare

Table criteria

The 2019 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2018 to 31 December 2018.

2018 Institution FC 2017 FC 2018
1 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), CU, United States of America (USA) 113.99 122.89
2 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 153.56 120.06
3 Duke University Health System, United States of America (USA) 75.04 99.47
4 Michigan Medicine, U-M, United States of America (USA) 94.51 97.9
5 UC San Diego Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 101.12 96.67
6 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 76.82 95.96
7 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 111.17 95.43
8 UW Medicine, United States of America (USA) 83.28 94.55
9 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), United States of America (USA) 99.11 90.71
10 UCLA Health, United States of America (USA) 77.94 84.99
11 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 64.93 75.9
12 Feinberg School of Medicine, NU, United States of America (USA) 68.16 75.03
13 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), United States of America (USA) 77.77 72.11
14 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), United States of America (USA) 61.45 63.35
15 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), United States of America (USA) 72.26 62.84
16 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), United States of America (USA) 54.08 62.27
17 Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), United States of America (USA) 55.28 55.54
18 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 41 46.84
19 UCSF Health, United States of America (USA) 32.58 45.6
20 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 35.8 42.88
21 Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico (IRCCS), Italy 48.97 40.87
22 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), United States of America (USA) 27.8 39.87
23 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), United States of America (USA) 31.01 34.49
24 Health Sciences Center (HSC), Utah, United States of America (USA) 36.89 32.75
25 University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), UR, United States of America (USA) 21.32 28.58
26 University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), UHH, Germany 19.56 28.53
27 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 27.97 26.4
28 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 19.59 25.23
29 John T. Milliken Department of Medicine, WUSTL, United States of America (USA) 21.05 23.9
30 University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany 16.02 23.84
31 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), U of T, Canada 24.6 23.83
32 Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), Netherlands 21.12 23.26
33 UC Davis Health, United States of America (USA) 13.05 22.71
34 University Health Network (UHN), U of T, Canada 23.32 22.67
35 Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), United States of America (USA) 23.35 21.73
36 West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSM/WCH), SCU, China 13.08 20.86
37 Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands 18.72 20.31
38 University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), Netherlands 16.42 19.19
39 Academic Medical Center (AMC), UvA, Netherlands 14.55 18.21
40 University Hospital Tübingen (UKT), Uni Tübingen, Germany 10.87 18.1
41 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 14.63 17.85
42 UCSF Department of Medicine (DOM), United States of America (USA) 10.46 17.67
43 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RUG, Netherlands 13.14 17.3
44 Heidelberg University Hospital, Uni Heidelberg, Germany 11.86 16.94
45 University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), United States of America (USA) 10.72 16.74
46 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 13 16.55
47 Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC), SYSU, China 8.33 16.47
48 Stanford Department of Medicine, United States of America (USA) 15.98 16.09
49 Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), RU, Netherlands 17.16 16.06
50 Renji Hospital, SJTU, China 9.31 15.89
51 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 19.45 15.68
52 Department of Medicine, CU Anschutz, United States of America (USA) 5.5 15.61
53 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 16.73 15.48
54 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), United States of America (USA) 16 15.38
55 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 15.94 15.29
56 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 17.19 15.08
57 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 18 15.08
58 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 8.77 14.83
59 VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Netherlands 11.56 14.47
60 University Medical Center Mainz, JGU, Germany 12.29 14.15
61 Yonsei University Health System (YUHS), South Korea 6.1 13.42
62 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 11.21 13.33
63 College of Medicine, MUSC, United States of America (USA) 16.54 13.27
64 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Canada 14.89 12.9
65 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), United States of America (USA) 10.96 12.8
66 University Hospital Bonn (UKB), Uni Bonn, Germany 10.88 11.46
67 University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), UNIL, Switzerland 7.26 11.35
68 Department of Medicine, JHU, United States of America (USA) 8.44 11.34
69 University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany 12.74 11.27
70 University Hospital of Munich (KUM), LMU, Germany 10.03 11.12
71 Texas Children's Hospital, BCM, United States of America (USA) 8.67 10.54
72 University Hospital of Erlangen, FAU, Germany 10.39 10.53
73 TUM University Hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar (MRI), Germany 6.63 10.11
74 Yale Department of Internal Medicine, United States of America (USA) 15.38 9.84
75 University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC), United States of America (USA) 14.51 9.74
76 UTMB Health, United States of America (USA) 9.78 9.63
77 Stanford Department of Pathology, United States of America (USA) 11.26 9.62
78 Health Sciences Center (HSC), UofL, United States of America (USA) 6.48 9.48
79 Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, United States of America (USA) 7.68 9.45
80 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, United States of America (USA) 6.88 9.39
81 Department of Neurology, WUSTL, United States of America (USA) 10.51 9.37
82 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States of America (USA) 9.08 9.37
83 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 10.54 9.31
84 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 7.53 9.28
85 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 7.55 9.24
86 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 9.69 9.19
87 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 8.94
88 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United States of America (USA) 9.5 8.74
89 University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), United States of America (USA) 8.1 8.69
90 University Hospital of Münster (UKM), WWU, Germany 4.63 8.46
91 CHU de Québec, UL, Canada 3.62 8.34
92 School of Medicine, WSU, United States of America (USA) 11.79 8.11
93 Houston Methodist, United States of America (USA) 12.43 8.11
94 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 5.47 8.1
95 University Hospital Zurich (UHZ), Switzerland 7.39 7.95
96 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), United States of America (USA) 8.33 7.95
97 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, SYSU, China 2.75 7.93
98 Oslo University Hospital (OUS), Norway 6.85 7.76
99 Saarland University Medical Center (UKS) / Faculty of Medicine, Saar-Uni, Germany 6.47 7.65
100 Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), Temple University, United States of America (USA) 5.51 7.6

The original version of this table (published 20 June 2019) used incorrect fractional counts, percentage changes and article counts to derive the rankings, which meant that some institutions were ranked incorrectly. The data and rankings were corrected on 12 August 2019.

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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.