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UNC Children’s is nationally ranked in seven subspecialties, two in the top 25

Chapel Hill, N.C. – June 16, 2020 – UNC Children’s has been ranked among the nation’s top children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Children’s Hospitals 2020-2021.”

UNC Children’s is nationally ranked in seven pediatric subspecialties, with two in the top 25. The hospital is 13th in the nation for pediatric diabetes and endocrinology, and 22nd nationally for pediatric pulmonology.

All seven UNC Children’s pediatric subspecialties receiving national recognition from the report include:

  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (13th)
  • Pulmonology (22nd)
  • Nephrology (31st)
  • Orthopedics (32nd)
  • Urology (35th)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (45th)
  • Cancer (46th)

“We are so honored by the recognition that UNC Children’s is one of the nation’s top Children’s hospitals,” said Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, Physician-in-Chief for UNC Children’s. “This is clear evidence of the continued excellence which we strive for every day as we care for children and families across the state. The credit for this achievement goes to the faculty and staff of UNC Children’s. They allow us to make a difference in children’s and families’ lives.”

UNC Children’s offers complete inpatient and outpatient care at our state-of-the-art clinical home, N.C. Children’s Hospital, a part of UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill. Children’s brings leading-edge care closer to home through more than two dozen satellite outpatient clinics located throughout North Carolina.


About UNC Children’s
As a top-tier academic medical center, UNC Children’s upholds a mission to promote the health of all children in an inclusive, equitable culture through compassionate family-centered care, tireless advocacy, scientific discovery, and education of future leaders.

Our nearly 200 physicians are clinical and research faculty of the UNC School of Medicine, their medical expertise spanning nearly 50 programs in the School of Medicine’s 20 clinical departments, including 14 divisions in the UNC Department of Pediatrics. They are joined by more than 1,800 clinical and ancillary staff, all dedicated to providing exemplary, compassionate care to the thousands of children we treat each year.