Heart Hospitals: the Impact of Research


Which is the best heart hospital? This is, of course, a difficult question. Still, cardiology is a complex medical specialty, and new treatments are being continually discovered. It makes sense to use a hospital whose cardiology research has had a strong impact on the area of heart medicine (cardiology). Such hospital will have outstanding experts, who are familiar with the latest discoveries.

Here, we rank hospitals by the impact their research had in the area of cardiology and cardiovascular disease. Hospitals with higher impact research are listed at the top. We rank 100 hospitals.




Methodology:

Cardiology is at the forefront of medicine and it depends on leading research. Here, medical centers are ranked by the number of influential publications in cardiology. The ranking is by the number of papers in cardiology and cardiovascular disease published during the last 20 years that had received 10 or more citations.



Rank
Hospital
Number of Papers
1
New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
922
2
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
669
3
Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
661
4
Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
592
5
Cleveland Clinic
537



6
Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
429
7
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
361
8
University of California, San Francisco Medical Center
337
9
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
336
10
University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
310




11
Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
297
12
Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
294
13
Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
236
14
Emory University Hospital, Atlanta
235
15
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston
223
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