U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals
MD Anderson consistently
tops cancer rankings
For the sixth year in a row, and the ninth time in the past 11 years, The University of Texas
MD Anderson Cancer Center earned the No. 1 spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual rankings of the best hospitals for cancer care.
Since the survey began in 1990, MD Anderson has been ranked every year as one of the top two hospitals in the nation for cancer care.
MD Anderson also is ranked No. 4 in Texas, is recognized among the Best Hospitals in the Gulf Coast (Texas), and is ranked No. 3 in the Houston metro area.
Here are MD Anderson’s 2012-2013 rankings for cancer and subspecialties:
|#5||Ear, Nose and Throat|
* High Performing = MD Anderson is not ranked nationally, but performs nearly as well as other nationally ranked institutions.
U.S. News & World Report’s survey rankings are based on a complex set of factors, including a reputational survey of board-certified physician specialists around the nation, nurse-to-patient ratio, advanced technologies and, increasingly, clinical data such as patient outcomes and processes of care.
View this chart to see MD Anderson's rankings through the years.
For more information on the 2012-2013 rankings, check the U.S. News & World Report website.
MD Anderson President Ronald DePinho, M.D., reflects on the center’s consistent ranking as the top hospital for cancer care as determined by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” survey.
MD Anderson: Quick look
First patient: 1944 (about 900,000 patients treated overall)
Ranking: No. 1 in cancer care, America’s Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report (top-ranked nine of past 11 years)
Average number of operating beds: 616
Research grants: No. 1 in grants awarded and total grant dollars, National Cancer Institute
Active clinical research protocols: 1,078 (about 8,500 patient registrants)
*Data based on fiscal year 2012