University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas is nationally ranked in 2 adult specialties and 1 pediatric specialty and rated high performing in 2 adult specialties and 2 procedures and conditions. It is a cancer facility. It is a teaching hospital. Established in 1941, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston specializes in cancer research, treatment and prevention. In addition to its main campus at the Texas Medical Center, MD Anderson has locations in or near Nassau Bay, Katy, Sugar Land, The Woodlands and Memorial City, and it has a gynecologic oncology clinic at the Woman’s Hospital of Texas. At the same time, it works with other institutions across the globe that are part of its MD Anderson Cancer Network.

Usually, new patients receive treatment at one of the hospital’s multidisciplinary care centers or clinics. At the hospital’s Colorectal Center, for example, doctors treat patients with colon, rectal and anal cancers using minimally invasive robotic and laparoscopic surgery, proton therapy, targeted chemotherapies, radiation therapies and other techniques. Meanwhile, the hospital’s Lyda Hill Cancer Prevention Center offers screenings for common cancers, like breast, skin and lung cancer. The center also has a range of special clinics, including the Undiagnosed Gynecology Clinic and the Healthy Living Clinic. For cancer patients who are smokers or who have recently quit, the hospital offers free tobacco-cessation services.

In 2012, it launched its Moon Shots Program, a research initiative focused on more quickly finding ways to detect, treat and prevent certain cancer types. Through that program, MD Anderson is using 10 different platforms to advance its research, including its Institute for Applied Cancer Science, Center for Co-Clinical Trials and Cancer Genomics Laboratory.

Rankings & Ratings at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

To help patients decide where to receive care, U.S. News generates hospital rankings by evaluating data on nearly 5,000 hospitals in 16 adult medical specialties, 9 adult medical procedures or conditions and 10 pediatric specialties. To be nationally ranked in a specialty, a hospital must excel in caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients. The ratings in procedures and conditions, by contrast, focus on typical Medicare patients. Hospitals that do well in multiple areas of adult care may be ranked in their state and metropolitan area. University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is ranked nationally in2 adult specialties and 1 children’s specialty . It also achieved the highest rating possible in 2 procedures or conditions. Read more about how we rank best hospitals.

Adult Specialty Rankings

U.S. News evaluates each hospital in up to 16 different medical specialties. In most medical specialties, the top 50 hospitals nationally are numerically ranked based on hospital performance indicators. Hospitals that nearly made the top 50 may be recognized as high performing.

SpecialtyNational RankOverall Score
Cancer #1100.0/100Scorecard 
Diabetes & EndocrinologyNot Ranked60.4/100Scorecard 
Ear, Nose & Throat #1486.6/100Scorecard 
Gastroenterology & GI SurgeryNot Ranked44.9/100Scorecard 
GeriatricsNot Ranked47.9/100Scorecard 
GynecologyNot Ranked58.5/100Scorecard 
NephrologyNot Ranked54.8/100Scorecard 
Neurology & NeurosurgeryNot Ranked48.1/100Scorecard 
OrthopedicsHigh Performing50.5/100Scorecard 
Pulmonology & Lung SurgeryNot Ranked48.3/100Scorecard 
UrologyHigh Performing69.9/100Scorecard 

Children’s Specialty Rankings

U.S. News gathers clinical data directly from children’s hospitals through a detailed survey spanning 10 pediatric specialties. The children’s hospital rankings indicate performance in pediatric specialty care. U.S. News includes Children’s Cancer Hospital-University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in evaluating the performance of University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

SpecialtyNational RankOverall Score
Pediatric Cancer #2973.2/100Scorecard 

Procedures & Conditions

U.S. News evaluates hospitals in certain procedures and conditions and assigns each hospital a rating of high performing, average or below average in each procedure or condition. Eligibility to be rated is based on the number of patients treated during the evaluation period.

Procedure/ConditionRating
Colon Cancer SurgeryHigh PerformingScorecard 
Lung Cancer Surgery
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