Press Release Date: 
03/14/2017

U.S. News & World Report has recognized the Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania as the leading department of pediatrics in the United States. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the department has achieved the top ranking.

“I am delighted that our Department of Pediatrics remains the nation’s best, and I congratulate the faculty and staff for their sustained record of excellence,” said Madeline Bell, President and Chief Executive Officer of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“This ranking is a reflection of the impressive talent among our faculty, trainees, and staff and the tremendous support from the Hospital in creating a remarkable environment for clinical and academic work,” said Joseph St. Geme, MD, Physician-in-chief and Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.

Announced today by the magazine in its annual listing of the best medical schools and other graduate programs, this recognition marks the 14th consecutive year that the department has been ranked first or second in the nation.

This year’s rankings of the top three departments of pediatrics replicated last year’s results, with Harvard University in second place and the University of Cincinnati in the third spot. The 2018 rankings were based on ratings by medical school deans and senior faculty at peer Schools, who identified up to 10 schools offering the best programs in each specialty.

Contact:
Ashley Moore,
Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia,
267-426-6071 or moorea1@email.chop.edu