Why UT Southwestern

Best Hospital

Ranked #1 Hospital in DFW. Again.

UT Southwestern Medical Center’s expertise in a wide variety of disciplines is reflected in the annual rankings of America’s Best Hospitals from U.S. News & World Report. In the 2019-20 listings, UT Southwestern was again ranked the No. 1 Best Hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth and the No. 2 Best Hospital in Texas – the third consecutive year UT Southwestern has earned those distinctions.

Back to Back to Back: Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

#1 Hospital in DFW

3rd Consecutive Year

Nationally Ranked

In 7 Specialties

Neurology & Neurosurgery

Nationally Ranked #15


Nationally Ranked #20


Nationally Ranked #37

Diabetes & Endocrinology

Nationally Ranked #39


Nationally Ranked #45

Cardiology & Heart Surgery

Nationally Ranked #47

Ear, Nose & Throat

Nationally Ranked #50

At the same time, 11 specialties and procedures were rated among the best in the nation, earning either a national ranking or High Performing recognition in adult specialties.

Nationally Ranked (Top 50)

High Performing Specialties

High Performing Procedures/Conditions

Since 1990, U.S. News & World Report has identified the nation’s elite medical centers, annually evaluating thousands of health care institutions.

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 latest advanced treatments and technologies. A commitment to groundbreaking research that advances medical science also 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.

Ranked #1 Hospital in DFW. Again.

Once again, UT Southwestern has been ranked the #1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth by U.S. News & World Report. UT Southwestern’s team of doctors, caregivers, clinicians, researchers, and faculty together work to improve the health and well-being of the people of North Texas and beyond.  While it’s an honor to be recognized, we believe what really matters are the patients we serve.