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U.S. News Names Bascom Palmer No. 1, Again
Four UM/Jackson Programs Also Nationally Ranked

UM’s Bascom Palmer Eye Institute ranked No. 1 in ophthalmology for the eighth year in a row, and four Miller School programs at Jackson Memorial Medical Center have been ranked among the best in the nation in U.S.News & World Report’s Best Hospitals survey.

The four other nationally ranked Miller School programs at Jackson Memorial Hospital are neurology and neurosurgery, ranked No. 33; ear, nose and throat, No. 34; urology, No. 43; and nephrology or kidney disorders, No. 45.

In the magazine’s metropolitan rankings, University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center is ranked the No. 1 hospital in the Miami-Fort Lauderdale metro area.

“To be recognized in this way is powerful proof of the exceptional clinical care provided by Miller School faculty physicians to every single patient,” said Pascal J. Goldschmidt, M.D., senior vice president for medical affairs, dean of the Miller School of Medicine, and CEO of UHealth-University of Miami Health System. “This national recognition for our programs would not be possible if it were not for our long-term relationship with Jackson Memorial Hospital, which provides academic medical care to patients from South Florida and beyond.”

Eduardo C. Alfonso, M.D., professor and chairman of Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, said, “At Bascom Palmer, it is the well-being of our patients that inspires us to continually reach higher and excel even more in the areas of vision research, education, and surgical innovation. Receiving the No. 1 ranking for eight consecutive years is a strong reflection of the exceptional expertise of our amazing team.”