US News Best Hospitals rankings for 2011-12 put Duke at #9, subspecialties improving

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

The U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals rankings for 2011-2012 are out today, and Duke University Medical Center is #9 on the honor roll, (up from #10 last year).

Department of Medicine subspecialties did well, with nearly all improving at least one spot on the rankings:

  • Cancer – #11 (up from #12 in 2010)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery – #7 (up from #9 last year)
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology – #26 (up from #27 last year)
  • Gastroenterology – #13 (up from #18 last year)
  • Geriatrics – #5 (up from #6 last year)
  • Nephrology – #9 (up from #12 last year)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery – #8 (up from #11 last year)
  • Pulmonology – #5 (up from #6 last year)
  • Rheumatology – #12 (same as last year)

"This is fantastic news, and certainly reflects the clinical expertise and patient care that our faculty bring to the medical center," said Mary Klotman, MD, chair of the department. "As we complete the strategic plans for each division, we're sure to see even more improvement in our rankings and reputation in the years to come."

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