Ochsner Health is a system that delivers health to the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate.
NEW ORLEANS, La. – Twenty Ochsner Health have earned the honor of being labeled in the top 2% of their fields worldwide, according to a significant Stanford University study that ranks researchers based on the impact of their publications. The distinction reinforces Ochsner’s commitment to excellence and innovation in healthcare, education, and research, with a mission to lead and to serve.
The ranking, considered the most prestigious worldwide, measures academic achievement based on bibliometric information and includes more than 160,000 researchers from the more than 8 million scientists considered to be active around the globe. Altogether, 22 scientific fields and 176 subfields are considered in the list.
“We are thrilled that 20 of our physicians from across the Ochsner Health system have been recognized in this illustrious and influential group of researchers,” said W. Mark Roberts, MD, MMM, Dean of Research at Ochsner Health. “As a system that boasts having the top-ranked hospital in Louisiana, Ochsner continually proves its dedication to medical innovation and to improving outcomes for communities in our neighborhoods and beyond.”
The Stanford database is divided into two categories: career-long citation impact and single-year impact, based on the publication released in 2021. In total, 20 Ochsner researchers appear on one or both lists. The first is based on the number of times a scholar's work is cited throughout their career. Seventeen Ochsner researchers from Ochsner Health System, Ochsner Medical Center, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center and Ochsner Heart and Vascular Institute were included in this category, for work that dates back to 1954. For the single-year impact, 12 Ochsner faculty were recognized.
Earning a place among the world’s top 2% of scientists ranked in their subfields over 20 years are the following Ochsner researchers:
Earning a place among the world’s top 2% of scientists ranked in the 2021 report are the following Ochsner researchers:
About Ochsner Health
Ochsner Health is an integrated healthcare system with a mission to Serve, Heal, Lead, Educate and Innovate. Celebrating 80 years in 2022, it leads nationally in cancer care, cardiology, neurosciences, liver and heart transplants and pediatrics, among other areas. Ochsner is consistently named both the top hospital and top children’s hospital in Louisiana by U.S. News & World Report. The not-for-profit organization is inspiring healthier lives and stronger communities. Its focus is on preventing diseases and providing patient-centered care that is accessible, affordable, convenient and effective. Ochsner Health pioneers new treatments, deploys emerging technologies and performs groundbreaking research, including over 700 clinical studies. It has more than 34,000 employees and over 4,500 employed and affiliated physicians in over 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. It operates 40 hospitals and more than 300 health and urgent care centers across Louisiana, Mississippi and the Gulf South; and its cutting-edge Connected Health digital medicine program is caring for patients beyond its walls. In 2021, Ochsner Health treated more than 1 million people from every state and 75 countries. As Louisiana’s top healthcare educator, Ochsner Health and its partners educate thousands of healthcare professionals annually. To learn more, visit https://www.ochsner.org/.