Children’s Hospitals: the Impact of Research


Which is the best children’s hospital? This is, of course, a difficult question. Still, serious medical conditions of childhood are complex, and new treatments are being continually discovered. It makes sense to use a hospital whose research into childhood medical conditions has had a strong impact on the area of pediatric medicine and surgery. Such hospital will have outstanding experts, who are familiar with the latest discoveries.




Here, we rank hospitals by the impact their research had in all specialties of pediatrics. Hospitals with higher impact research are listed at the top. We rank 57 children’s hospitals.

Methodology:

The treatment of childhood medical conditions is at the forefront of medicine, and it depends on leading research. Here, medical centers are ranked by the number of influential publications in pediatrics and pediatric surgery. The ranking is by the number of papers in pediatrics published during the last 20 years that had received 10 or more citations.







Rank
children’s hospital
influential publications
1
Children’s Hospital Boston
572
2
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
493
3
Children’s Memorial Hospital, Chicago
207
4
Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
198
5
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
150




6
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York
143
7
Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston
140
8
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC
127
9
St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis
122
10
Children’s Hospital, Denver
111




11
Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, Mo.
87
12
Childrens Hospital Los Angeles
85
13
Primary Children’s Medical Center, Salt Lake City
85
14
Children’s Hospital of Michigan, Detroit
84
15
Rady Children’s Hospital, San Diego CA
77
more