Cincinnati--University of Cincinnati (UC) Medical Center health
professionals in otolaryngology, endocrinology and pulmonary
specialties, were recognized among the nation's best in the 2002 U.S. News & World Report annual guide to "Americašs Best Hospitals." These rankings appeared in the July 22 issue of the magazine.
College of Medicine shares some of its best researchers with The
University Hospital (UH) to provide the best care available for
endocrinology/hormonal disorders, pulmonary/respiratory diseases and
otolaryngology/head and neck surgery.
UC otolaryngologists, who
practice at The University Hospital, ranked as the 20th best in the
ear, nose and throat category and have made the U.S. News
"best lists" numerous times. Jack Gluckman, MD, professor and chairman
of the UC Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, and Lyon
Gleich, MD, professor of otolaryngology, have led numerous studies in
new treatments for head and neck tumors. UC otolaryngology faculty
members who are internationally recognized in deafness research include
Robin Cotton, MD, professor; Myles Pensak, MD, professor; Daniel Choo,
MD, assistant professor; and John Greinwald, MD, assistant professor.
"Nine faculty members from this department were also featured in the
most recent Best Doctors and are internationally known," Dr. Gluckman said.
Liggett, MD, professor and director of the UC Division of
Pulmonary-Critical Care, discovered how certain genes can predict a
patient's response to asthma medications. U.S. News ranked UH as the 36th best in respiratory disorders.
Fagin, MD, director and professor, UC Department of Endocrinology, and
David DšAllessio, MD, associate professor of endocrinology, both see
patients at UH and do research in diabetes, obesity, thyroid cancer and
other hormonal disorders. "Nelson Watts, MD, director of the UC Bone
Health and Osteoporosis Center and UC professor of medicine, is a
national leader in metabolic bone diseases," Dr. Fagin added. UH was
rated by U.S. News as the 48th best in the hormonal category.
established the "Americašs Best Hospitals" survey to be a starting
point to help consumers find quality care. The publication ranks 205
top medical centers in 17 specialties.
"These hospitals excel partly because their doctors perform large numbers of tricky and risky procedures," according to U.S. News.
"Study piled upon study has shown the critical role of volume. Ranked
hospitals tend to adhere more closely to advanced treatment guidelines,
to incorporate new findings into patient care, and to conduct research
that gives desperately ill patients more options."