Department of Pediatrics Ranked 7th in the Nation by U.S. NewsMar 29, 2022
The University of Colorado's Department of Pediatrics is seventh 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 12 years.
"This illustrates an extraordinary and collective effort on the part of all our faculty and staff. With all the challenges over the past two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I’m incredibly appreciative of 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 ranking is a demonstration of the importance 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 fifth and the University of Washington was sixth.
In addition to the No. 7 ranking by the Department of Pediatrics, one other CU School of Medicine specialty program ranked among the best in the country -- Family Medicine was ranked 10th. Additionally, the University of Colorado's School of Medicine was ranked sixth in the magazine’s list of best medical schools for primary care.
The rankings for Department of Pediatrics since 2009 have been: