Department of Pediatrics Ranked 5th in the Nation by U.S. NewsMar 30, 2021
The University of Colorado's Department of Pediatrics has tied for fifth in the nation for "Best Pediatrics Programs" in rankings released today by U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Pediatrics consistently ranks among the best in the nation. The Department has been ranked in the top eight in each of the past 11 years.
"This illustrates an extraordinary and collective effort on the part of all our faculty and staff. With all of the challenges over the past year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m incredibly grateful for the hard work, dedication and sacrifices that everyone has made," said Stephen Daniels, MD, PhD, professor and chair, Department of Pediatrics, CU School of Medicine, and pediatrician-in-chief, Children's Hospital Colorado. "Our top-5 ranking is a demonstration of our campus partnerships with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado. We will continue to strive to provide the absolute best clinical care, research, education and advocacy that helps improve the health of children in Colorado and across the country."
The rankings were part of the "Best Medical Schools" rankings U.S. News compiles every year.
The University of Pennsylvania ranked first, followed by Harvard University. The University of Cincinnati was third, followed by Johns Hopkins University. The University of California San Francisco was tied for fifth with the University of Colorado. For a full list of rankings, visit the U.S. News website.
In addition to the No. 5 ranking by the Department of Pediatrics, one other CU School of Medicine specialty program ranked among the best in the country -- Family Medicine was tied for seventh place. Additionally, the School of Medicine was tied for sixth place on the magazine’s list of best medical schools for primary care.
The rankings for Department of Pediatrics since 2009 have been: