Northwestern Otolaryngology Department Ranked in the Top 20 by the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has ranked Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine as #21 among all medical schools in the United States. This ranking, based on awards received directly from the NIH, represents an all-time high for Northwestern’s medical school and is up from #24 in 2011.

In addition to rankings based on overall funding, the NIH ranks individual departments within medical schools. This year, 8 of Feinberg’s departments ranked in the top 10 of their research areas, and 11 departments ranked in the top 20.

Departments ranked in the NIH Top 20 in 2012: 

  • Physiology (3)
  • Urology (3)
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology (4)
  • Preventive Medicine (4)
  • Dermatology (7)
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (8)
  • Cell and Molecular Biology (9)
  • Neurology (10)
  • Medicine (17)
  • Otolaryngology (20)
  • Surgery (20)

Affiliated specialty hospitals ranked in the NIH Top 10 for 2012: 

  • Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (1)
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital (8)

Read more about Feinberg’s prestigious rankings here.

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