Stanford Hospital receives national rankings for excellence in heart and lung surgery procedures

By Roxanna Van Norman
August 4, 2023

The U.S. News & World Report ranks Stanford Health Care among the top ten in the nation for cardiology, heart and vascular surgery, and for pulmonary and lung surgery. 

In a recent news release, Stanford Health Care was ranked among the top ten hospitals in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report for cardiology, heart and vascular surgery (ranked #9), and for pulmonary and lung surgery (ranked #7), according to the 2023–2024 Best Hospitals rankings.

"We take great pride in being acknowledged as one of the top-performing medical institutions in the country for our exceptional care in heart surgery and in lung surgery. This recognition highlights our dedication to providing unparalleled care to our patients,” said Joseph Woo, MD, the Norman E. Shumway Professor and Chair of the Stanford Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

For 2023–2024, Stanford Hospital was included in the U.S. News Best Hospitals honor roll list, which recognizes the 22 best-performing hospitals nationwide for a variety of medical specialties, procedures and conditions. The rating for each specialty is based on an analysis of various data categories, including patient outcomes, the volume of high-risk patients, patient experience, nurse staffing, and advanced clinical technologies.

The rankings aim to help patients and their referring doctors identify the nation's best surgeons and hospitals for care. Stanford excels at caring for the sickest, most medically complex patients in these specialties.

For more information, visit the Stanford Department of Cardiothoracic SurgeryStanford Health Care Heart Surgery Clinic, and Stanford Health Care Thoracic Surgery Clinic websites.