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Department of Pediatrics Ranked No. 4 in Nation



​​The University of Colorado's Department of Pediatrics was ranked fourth in the nation for "Best Pediatrics Programs" by U.S. News & World Report. The Department of Pediatrics consistently ranks among the best in the nation. The Department has been ranked in the top 6 in each of the past eight years.

"This represents a tremendous collective effort on the part of all our faculty and staff. This is a demonstration of our campus partnerships with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado," said Stephen Daniels, M.D., Ph.D., professor and chairman, Department of Pediatrics, CU School of Medicine, and pediatrician-in-chief, Children's Hospital Colorado. "We will continue to strive to provide the absolute best clinical care, research, education and advocacy that helps improve the health of children in Colorado and across the country."

The rankings were part of the "Best Medical Schools" rankings U.S. News & World Report compiles every year.

Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania tied for first place in the rankings. The University of Cincinnati was third, the University of Colorado was fourth, and Johns Hopkins University and the University of California San Francisco tied for fifth place.

In addition to the No. 4 ranking by the Department of Pediatrics, one other CU School of Medicine program ranked among the best in the country -- Primary Care was ranked No. 9.

The rankings for Department of Pediatrics since 2009 have been:

  • ​2018: 4th
  • 2017: 6th
  • 2016: 4th
  • 2015: 5th
  • 2014: 6th
  • 2013: 5th
  • 2012: 5th
  • 2011: 5th
  • 2010: 9th
  • 2009: 8th