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MD Anderson consistently 
tops cancer rankings

For the seventh year in a row, and the tenth time in the past 12 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.

Here are MD Anderson’s 2013-2014 rankings for cancer and subspecialties:

#3Ear, Nose and Throat
High PerformingGeriatrics
High PerformingNephrology
High PerformingNeurology & Neurosurgery
High PerformingOrthopedics
High PerformingPsychiatry

* 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.

For more information on the 2013-2014 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

Created: 1941

First patient: 1944 (more than 900,000 patients treated overall)

Ranking: No. 1 in cancer care, America’s Best Hospitals, U.S. News and World Report (top-ranked 10 of past 12 years)

Employees: 19,655

Faculty: 1,671

Volunteers: 1,200

Trainees: 6,474

Average number of operating beds: 656

Research grants: No. 1 in grants awarded and total grant dollars by the National Cancer Institute

Active clinical research protocols: 1,065 (about 7,600 patient registrants)

© 2014 The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center