University of Chicago Medicine specialties listed as among the best in the U.S.

July 16, 2013

The University of Chicago Medicine is ranked among the nation's top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report in its 2013-14 "Best Hospitals" survey.

Two University of Chicago Medicine specialties -- cancer (#31) and gastroenterology & GI surgery (#42) -- were recognized as being among the best in the country. Ten other specialties were ranked as "high performing": cardiology & heart surgery; diabetes & endocrinology; ear, nose & throat; geriatrics; gynecology; nephrology; neurology & neurosurgery; orthopedics; pulmonology; and urology.

Of 4,806 hospitals evaluated nationwide for the survey, only 147 facilities performed well enough to rank in even one of the 16 specialties. In Illinois, 10 hospitals were ranked nationally, including the University of Chicago Medicine.

In a U.S. News survey released in June 2013, the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children's Hospital was ranked in four specialties: gastroenterology & GI surgery (#36), diabetes & endocrinology (#40), neonatology (#40) and cancer (#45).

In the publication's latest surveys of graduate schools, the Pritzker School of Medicine was ranked No. 8 in the country and the graduate programs in the biological sciences ranked No. 13.

The full rankings and methodology for all U.S. News & World Report surveys are available at http://www.usnews.com/rankings.

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