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U.S. News and World Report recognizes advanced care by UT Physicians specialists

Written By: Melissa McDonald, UT Physicians | Updated: September 11, 2018
ENT specialists with patient

UT Physicians ENT specialists received top 20 recognition by U.S. News and World Report.

Out of nearly 5,000 hospitals in the country, U.S. News and World Report has selected UT Physicians specialists delivering services at Memorial Hermann hospital locations, as innovators and leaders in providing exceptional care in their field.

Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center is now ranked #19 in the United States for adult ear, nose and throat care.

“A ranking in the top 20 illustrates the impressive, outstanding care offered by our ENT team,” said Andrew Casas, chief operating officer of UT Physicians and senior vice president at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). “Together with the hospital, our physicians provide the best that medicine has to offer.”

Photo by Chris Matula/McGovern Medical School

“I’m proud of our terrific staff of physicians, who consistently look for ways to improve the care they deliver,” said Martin J. Citardi, M.D., chief of otorhinolaryngology at Memorial Hermann-TMC and professor and chair of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. “We couldn’t have achieved this recognition without the patient-centered work and tireless dedication of our physicians, nurses and other team members every day.”

#19 ENT at Memorial Hermann – TMC
#28 Cardiology & Heart Surgery at Memorial Hermann – TMC
#34 Gastroenterology & GI Surgery at Memorial Hermann -TMC
#45 Pediatric Cardiology & Heart Surgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital
#41 Pediatric Neurology & Neurosurgery at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital

As the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center and Children’s Memorial Hermann are primary teaching hospitals for the university. The hospitals serve as the center of inpatient clinical activity, while UT Physicians clinics and clinicians provide outpatient care in locations across Southeast Texas.

Other specialties recognized include: cardiology and heart surgery, ear, nose and throat, gastroenterology and GI surgery, pediatric cardiology and heart surgery and pediatric neurology and neurosurgery.

The annual Best Hospitals rankings, now in their 29th year, are designed to assist patients and their doctors in making informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. The U.S. News Best Hospitals methodologies in most areas of care are based largely or entirely on objective measures such as risk-adjusted survival and readmission rates, volume, patient experience, patient safety and quality of nursing, among other care-related indicators.

“For nearly 30 years, U.S. News has strived to make hospital quality more transparent to healthcare consumers nationwide,” said Ben Harder, managing editor and chief of health analysis at U.S. News. “By providing the most comprehensive data available, we give patients and their physicians’ information to support their search for the best care across a range of specialties.”

For the 2018-2019 rankings, U.S. News evaluated more than 4,500 medical centers nationwide in 25 specialties, procedures and conditions. In the 16 specialty areas, 158 hospitals were ranked in at least one specialty. In rankings by state and metro area, U.S. News recognized hospitals as high performing across multiple areas of care.


As the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, UT Physicians has locations across the Greater Houston area to serve the community. To schedule an appointment, call 888-4UT-DOCS.