The ear, nose and throat (ENT) department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been ranked among the top 50 nationwide by U.S. News & World Report for the third year in a row.
UAMS was also listed as a Best Hospital for 2021-22 and classified as high performing in five areas: colon cancer surgery, diabetes, hip replacement, knee replacement and stroke.
UAMS’ ENT program is the only one at any hospital in Arkansas to achieve national ranking status. The USNWR rankings are in their 32nd year.
“Our teaching lab is one of the best in the world, and I’m sure that contributes to our ranking,” said John Dornhoffer, M.D., chair of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. “We cover all the subspecialties in our field, and our faculty are fellowship-trained and respected for their expertise. They publish textbooks and dozens of peer-reviewed manuscripts each year and lecture internationally. They also consistently receive high marks on patient satisfaction surveys.”
In addition to the specialty ranking, UAMS was ranked No. 1 overall among hospitals in Little Rock.
“It is an honor to be recognized yet again for our top-notch Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, which year after year remains dedicated to improving the lives of Arkansans by working as a team to share expertise and find innovative solutions,” said UAMS Chancellor Cam Patterson, CEO of UAMS Health.