Why UT Southwestern

Best Hospital

Most nationally ranked specialties in Texas.

Nationally ranked in 11 specialties

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s exceptional care is reflected in the annual rankings of America’s Best Hospitals from U.S. News & World Report. For the eighth year in a row, UT Southwestern has been named the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth, with 11 of our specialties ranked among the best in the nation for 2024-25 – the most of any hospital in Texas. Six specialties are ranked in the top 25: cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, neurology and neurosurgery, rehabilitation, and pulmonology and lung surgery. In addition, UT Southwestern is rated "High Performing" in 19 procedures, from aortic valve surgery and hip replacement to back surgery and stroke care.

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At the same time, 20 of our procedures or conditions are rated as "High Performing."

High Performing Procedures/Conditions & Specialty

Rankings are determined by a combination of criteria, including objective measures of quality, such as:

  • Mortality and patient safety rates
  • Nurse/patient ratio
  • Procedure volume

For patients, the rankings reflect UT Southwestern’s delivery of outstanding care, provided by highly trained physicians and staff utilizing the most advanced treatments and technologies. A commitment to groundbreaking research drives our culture of discovery and contributes significantly to our leading-edge care.

The top-rated rankings also mirror UT Southwestern’s No. 1 Mission – Our Patients’ Good Health. For more than 75 years, UT Southwestern has been promoting good health – and a healthy society – so that everyone can achieve his or her own potential, unrestrained by disease or debilitating conditions.

It’s a mission that we fulfill by:

  • EDUCATING physicians, scientists, and caregivers so they are optimally prepared to meet patients’ needs
  • DISCOVERING better treatments, cures, and preventive measures through research that has real-world applications
  • HEALING with the best care possible today, while always improving and innovating for even better care tomorrow

UT Southwestern’s team of doctors, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and faculty together work to improve the well-being of the people of North Texas and beyond.

In short, our patients are the No. 1 reason we do what we do, every day.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is delivering the future of medicine, today. To schedule an appointment with any of our specialties or clinics, please call 214-645-8300.