US Best Hospitals: Where To Go for the Best Care and Where To Train…

July 30, 2009

It is noteworthy to share with you the recent ranking of the US Best Hospitals

This post will help us make wise decisions where in the US can we get the best care… and the best specialty training for those planning to go the US for further studies.

New Rankings of the 2009 Best US Hospitals

from WebMD — a health information Web site for patients

Hospitals are listed below by total points. Here are the 21 hospitals that made the magazine’s honor roll (two are tied for 10th place):

  1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  2. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  3. Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  4. Cleveland Clinic
  5. Massachusetts General, Boston
  6. New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell
  7. University of California-San Francisco Medical Center
  8. Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  9. Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis
  10. Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  11. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.
  12. University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle
  13. UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center
  14. University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor
  15. Stanford Hospital and Clinics, Stanford, Calif.
  16. Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, Tenn.
  17. New York University Medical Center
  18. Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, Conn.
  19. Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York
  20. Methodist Hospital, Houston
  21. Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus

Top Hospitals by Specialty

Here are the No. 1 hospitals in each specialty, according to U.S. News and World Report:

  • Cancer: M.D. Anderson Center, University of Texas, Houston
  • Diabetes and endocrine disorders: Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn.
  • Digestive disorders: Mayo Clinic
  • Ear, nose, throat: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Geriatric care: Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles
  • Gynecology: Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Heart and heart surgery: Cleveland Clinic
  • Kidney disorders: Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Neurology and neurosurgery: Mayo Clinic
  • Ophthalmology: Bascon Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami
  • Orthopaedics: Mayo Clinic
  • Psychiatry: Massachusetts General, Boston
  • Rehabilitation: Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago
  • Respiratory disorders: National Jewish Hospital, Denver
  • Rheumatology: Johns Hopkins Hospital
  • Urology: Johns Hopkins Hospital


Johns and Hopkins and the Mayo Clinic have been consistent topnotcher with only few points separating the two.  And their ranking have been the same since the time I had the privilege to train at the Mayo Clinic for my Endocrinology Fellowship from 1993 to 1996. 

Consistency with the best of care and the best team for specialty training therefore is the name of the game! 

And having grabbed the opportunity to be part of a great system and to be trained by great teachers will forever be one of the best achievements of my career!

One Response to “US Best Hospitals: Where To Go for the Best Care and Where To Train…”

  1. My son told me to check out your blog and I must say I’m impressed, very helpful.

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