2020 tables: Institutions - healthcare

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The 2020 tables are based on Nature Index data from 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019.

2019 Institution Share 2018 Share 2019
1 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 121.57 140.78
2 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), CU, United States of America (USA) 128.35 115.25
3 UC San Diego Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 97.37 114.64
4 Duke University Health System, United States of America (USA) 99.66 106.02
5 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 96.36 105.66
6 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), United States of America (USA) 93.32 103.24
7 UW Medicine, United States of America (USA) 94.38 101.96
8 UCLA Health, United States of America (USA) 82.80 94.56
9 Michigan Medicine, U-M, United States of America (USA) 96.50 93.40
10 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), United States of America (USA) 71.83 78.46
11 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 93.51 74.45
12 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), United States of America (USA) 64.79 72.34
13 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), United States of America (USA) 63.65 66.49
14 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 78.04 62.26
15 Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), United States of America (USA) 55.74 51.21
16 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 42.57 46.65
17 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), United States of America (USA) 62.95 46.44
18 UCSF Health, United States of America (USA) 45.44 44.63
19 Health Sciences Center (HSC), Utah, United States of America (USA) 33.65 43.84
20 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 46.89 42.07
21 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 42.71 40.97
22 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), United States of America (USA) 34.40 35.10
23 The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), United States of America (USA) 23.35 29.22
24 University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf (UKE), UHH, Germany 28.64 28.96
25 University Health Network (UHN), U of T, Canada 23.04 28.64
26 West China School of Medicine/West China Hospital of Sichuan University (WCSM/WCH), SCU, China 20.92 28.29
27 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), United States of America (USA) 39.77 27.60
28 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), U of T, Canada 24.48 25.80
29 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 15.63 23.91
30 Academic Medical Center (AMC), UvA, Netherlands 17.84 23.90
31 Renji Hospital, SJTU, China 15.93 23.70
32 Cleveland Clinic, United States of America (USA) 26.43 22.83
33 University Medical Center Utrecht (UMC Utrecht), Netherlands 19.34 22.78
34 Leiden University Medical Center (LUMC), Netherlands 20.83 22.13
35 Erasmus University Medical Center (Erasmus MC), Netherlands 25.23 21.26
36 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 15.81 20.90
37 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RUG, Netherlands 18.06 20.22
38 University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC), UR, United States of America (USA) 28.62 19.41
39 City of Hope, United States of America (USA) 25.20 19.02
40 UC Davis Health, United States of America (USA) 23.65 17.96
41 University Medical Center Göttingen (UMG), Germany 23.70 17.74
42 The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio), United States of America (USA) 18.86 16.66
43 McGill University Health Centre (MUHC), Canada 13.10 16.19
44 University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), United States of America (USA) 8.78 15.77
45 Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), France 14.37 15.48
46 UConn Health, United States of America (USA) 9.74 15.36
47 University Hospital Bonn (UKB), Uni Bonn, Germany 11.25 15.12
48 H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, United States of America (USA) 9.55 14.79
49 Hannover Medical School (MHH), Germany 15.59 14.76
50 University Hospital Tübingen (UKT), Uni Tübingen, Germany 18.08 14.60
51 VU University Medical Center (VUmc), Netherlands 14.63 14.40
52 Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (Cedars-Sinai), United States of America (USA) 12.92 14.15
53 Radboud University Medical Centre (Radboudumc), RU, Netherlands 16.30 13.99
54 UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 16.72 13.64
55 UTMB Health, United States of America (USA) 9.63 13.23
56 Sun Yat-sen University Cancer Center (SYSUCC), SYSU, China 16.47 12.93
57 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 9.63 12.88
58 University of Pennsylvania Health System (UPHS), United States of America (USA) 16.66 12.72
59 Heidelberg University Hospital at Medical Faculty Heidelberg, Uni Heidelberg, Germany 16.88 12.54
60 University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany 11.35 11.72
61 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 9.24 11.53
62 University Hospital of Erlangen, FAU, Germany 10.93 11.53
63 Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (OSUWMC), United States of America (USA) 15.11 11.45
64 University Hospital of Munich (KUM), LMU, Germany 11.15 11.38
65 Yonsei University Health System (YUHS), South Korea 13.33 11.23
66 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 9.29 11.18
67 University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC), United States of America (USA) 15.08 10.81
68 University Hospital Zurich (UHZ), Switzerland 7.95 10.55
69 Seattle Children's Hospital, United States of America (USA) 6.67 10.42
70 Oslo University Hospital (OUS), Norway 8.03 10.23
71 Saarland University Medical Center (UKS) / Faculty of Medicine, Saar-Uni, Germany 7.92 10.21
72 Catalan Health Institute (ICS), Spain 8.08 10.09
73 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 13.35 10.01
74 Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), Canada 9.22 9.88
75 Xiangya Hospital, CSU, China 5.86 9.80
76 Harvard Joslin Diabetes Center, United States of America (USA) 4.91 9.60
77 University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States of America (USA) 9.37 9.56
78 Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary (MEEI), United States of America (USA) 7.42 9.52
79 Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, China 5.22 9.42
80 University Hospital of Lausanne (CHUV), UNIL, Switzerland 11.48 9.28
81 Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre (Peter Mac), Australia 3.37 8.91
82 Houston Methodist, United States of America (USA) 8.11 8.89
83 University Hospital Basel (USB), UB, Switzerland 6.80 8.81
84 University Medical Center Mainz, JGU, Germany 14.06 8.69
85 University of Florida Health (UF Health), United States of America (USA) 11.61 8.67
86 Wuhan Union Hospital, HUST, China 3.42 8.57
87 Second Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University (SAHZU), ZJU, China 4.28 8.45
88 Karolinska University Hospital, Sweden 5.94 8.45
89 Health Sciences Center (HSC), UofL, United States of America (USA) 9.48 8.42
90 Sinai Health System, U of T, Canada 6.87 8.38
91 Oxford University Hospitals NHS Trust (OUH), United Kingdom (UK) 7.59 8.17
92 Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital, SJTU, China 4.44 7.87
93 Texas Children's Hospital, BCM, United States of America (USA) 10.50 7.68
94 National Cancer Center (NCC), Japan 6.06 7.60
95 Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, United States of America (USA) 5.55 7.45
96 Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital, SYSU, China 7.93 7.26
97 University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC), United States of America (USA) 16.79 7.25
98 Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC), Temple University, United States of America (USA) 6.79 7.13
99 Drum Tower Hospital, China 2.11 7.11
100 Vienna General Hospital, Austria 3.98 7.09

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