2020 tables: Institutions - Nature & Science - 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 Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC), United States of America (USA) 7.36 13.16
2 The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern Medical Center), United States of America (USA) 11.24 12.94
3 Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC), CU, United States of America (USA) 9.34 9.21
4 Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), United States of America (USA) 5.41 8.28
5 NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC), United States of America (USA) 2.72 6.25
6 Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI), United States of America (USA) 5.82 5.54
7 UW Medicine, United States of America (USA) 7.81 5.24
8 Duke University Health System, United States of America (USA) 6.54 4.24
9 UC San Diego Health Sciences, United States of America (USA) 5.19 3.6
10 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital (St. Jude), United States of America (USA) 3.38 3.5
11 Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), United States of America (USA) 3.88 3.37
12 UCLA Health, United States of America (USA) 6.47 3.19
13 UCSF Health, United States of America (USA) 2.36 2.98
14 Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), United States of America (USA) 1.88 2.78
15 Health Sciences Center (HSC), Utah, United States of America (USA) 1.36 2.65
16 Michigan Medicine, U-M, United States of America (USA) 0.31 2.62
17 Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS), United States of America (USA) 2.39 2.6
18 The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids), U of T, Canada 1.19 2.32
19 Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), United States of America (USA) 1.03 2.3
20 Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), United States of America (USA) 4.77 2.06
21 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center (CCHMC), United States of America (USA) 0.4 1.96
22 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States of America (USA) 1.75 1.8
23 Department of Medicine, JHU, United States of America (USA) 0.18 1.52
24 Stanford Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, United States of America (USA) 0.14 1.51
25 Netherlands Cancer Institute (NKI), Netherlands 0.21 1.45
26 Stanford Department of Medicine, United States of America (USA) 0.85 1.4
27 University Hospital of Erlangen, FAU, Germany 0.14 1.4
28 University Hospital Basel (USB), UB, Switzerland 0.4 1.27
29 Stanford Health Care, United States of America (USA) 1.09 1.27
30 Stanford Children's Health, United States of America (USA) 1.04 1.25
31 University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany 0.46 1.19
32 Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO), Spain 0.5 1.13
33 Sinai Health System, U of T, Canada 1.63 1.13
34 Mayo Clinic, United States of America (USA) 1.91 1.12
35 Johns Hopkins Health System Corporation (JHHS), United States of America (USA) 0.74 1.07
36 Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, United States of America (USA) 1.23 1.03
37 University Health Network (UHN), U of T, Canada 1.38 1.02
38 Department of Pathology and Immunology, WUSTL, United States of America (USA) 2.53 0.96
39 Department of Neurology, WUSTL, United States of America (USA) 0.95
40 Joan and Sanford I. Weill Department of Medicine, Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 0.61 0.86
41 Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, United Kingdom (UK) 0.53 0.86
42 Scientific Institute for Research, Hospitalization and Healthcare (IRCCS), Italy 0.33 0.75
43 Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), United States of America (USA) 0.7 0.75
44 Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute (Baker IDI), Australia 0.71
45 Department of Medicine, NU, United States of America (USA) 0.02 0.71
46 Northwell Health, United States of America (USA) 0.67
47 Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center, Cornell University, United States of America (USA) 0.91 0.64
48 Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), United States of America (USA) 0.43 0.63
49 Abramson Cancer Center, Penn, United States of America (USA) 0.36 0.63
50 University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), RUG, Netherlands 0.15 0.63

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