UB Neurosurgery Department No. 7 in the Nation
The University at Buffalo Department of Neurosurgery is ranked 7th in North America in academic impact, based on an analysis of 25 neurosurgery and neurology journals published in the September issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery. The report is the first systemic ranking of scholarly activity in neurosurgery.
The neurosurgery departments with more publications than UB have two-to-three times as many neurosurgeons as UB, and many more basic scientists in their neurosurgery departments, said Nelson Hopkins, MD, chair of UB neurosurgery.
"Our department's academic productivity has exploded in the last decade," he added. "We've produced about 50 publications per year in the past two years, so our ranking will continue to climb."
The study authors note that the rankings likely will be of interest to prospective residents, faculty and administrators, as well as rating bodies and charitable institutions. The neurosurgery departments rated 1-6 are: University of Pittsburgh, University of Virginia, UC-San Francisco, University of Toronto, Mayo Clinic-Rochester and UCLA.