UNC Children’s Named to U.S. News’ “Best Children’s Hospitals” for 11th Straight Year

UNC Children’s is nationally ranked in seven subspecialties, with two in the top 20.

Media contact: Phil Bridges, 984-974-1152,

Chapel Hill, N.C. – June 25, 2019 – 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 2019-2020.” 

UNC Children’s is nationally ranked in seven subspecialties, with two in the top 20. UNC Children’s is ranked 16th in the nation for diabetes and endocrinology, and is also ranked 16th for pulmonology.

Other subspecialties receiving national recognition from the report include:

  • Orthopedics (23rd)
  • Nephrology (30th) 
  • Cancer (36th)
  • Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (36th)
  • Urology (37th)

“Today’s rankings demonstrate the continuing excellence of UNC Children’s,” said Stephanie Duggins Davis, MD, Physician-in-Chief for UNC Children’s. “All seven of these subspecialties were nationally ranked last year as well, and I have great pride in the accomplishments of our medical staff.”

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 four-tiered mission to "CARE," aligning clinical care, advocacy, research, and education to deliver world-class family-centered care—always regardless of a family's ability to pay.

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.


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