Monday, July 23, 2012


This honors roll was released last week. Mass Gen is top hospital and Cleveland Clinic again retains her position as top cardiac center.

Top Cardiac Centers

Cleveland, OH

Rochester, MN

Baltimore, MD

New York, NY

Once upon a time, I use to refer patients overseas for cardiac bypass. ( this was in the early 80s), and because of proximity and Commonwealth ties, we use to send them to New Zealand. There was a well reknown cardiac surgeon there called Sir Bryan Barratt Boyles. I have lost touch with him. A few patients also went to the late Dr Victor Chiang. In the late 80s, many patients were refered to Singapore ( Dr Saw Huat Seong ). When I started at Subang jaya Medical Center, the cardiac surgeon supporting me was Dr Simon Yap. I always wondered where Malaysian Cardiac Centers will rank in the above list ( if there is an equivalent list for Asia.
I am a bit surprised that New York Presbyterian is ranked lower then John Hopkins. New York Presbyterian is where all the hot-shot Interventionist are. I think they run the biggest cardiac meeting in the world  - the annual "Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics ( TCT )" meeting.

Top Hospitals
Rank Hospital Points Specialties
1 Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 30 16
2 Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore 30 15
3 Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. 28 15
4 Cleveland Clinic 27 14
5 Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles 20 13
6 Barnes-Jewish Hospital/Washington University, St. Louis 20 12
7 New York-Presbyterian University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell, N.Y. 18 11
8 Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C. 17 11
9 Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston 17 10
10 UPMC-University of Pittsburgh Medical Center 16 9
11 NYU Langone Medical Center, New York 11 8
12 Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago 10 10
13 UCSF Medical Center, San Francisco 9 7
14 Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York 9 6
15 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia 8 7
16 Indiana University Health, Indianapolis 7 6
17 University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers, Ann Arbor 6 6

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