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August 14, 2018Press Release

Mass. Eye and Ear Ranked Among Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

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young girl holding balloons with US News and World Report badges on rightBoston, Mass. — Massachusetts Eye and Ear has once again been named a top hospital in the nation for its specialties, otolaryngology (ear, nose and throat care) and ophthalmology (eye care), by U.S. News & World Report in the 2018–2019 “Best Hospitals” issue

The Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General Department of Ophthalmology is ranked #4 in the nation (#1 in New England), a position it has held since the survey began in 1990. The ophthalmology ranking is based solely on a reputational survey of board-certified ophthalmologists around the country.

The Department of Otolaryngology at Mass. Eye and Ear/Mass General has been named #6 in the nation (#1 in New England). The otolaryngology ranking is based on many factors, including quality of care, patient safety and national reputation among board-certified otolaryngologists. 

“We are honored that U.S. News & World Report has consistently recognized us as a top hospital for our specialties,” said John Fernandez, President of Mass. Eye and Ear. “I’m intensely proud of our staff, who are strongly committed to providing exceptional specialty care to our patients, advancing medicine through pioneering research and training the best and brightest in ophthalmology and otolaryngology.”

In 2009, Mass. Eye and Ear and Mass General announced that Mass. Eye and Ear physicians would lead and staff the Departments of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology at Mass General, which is why both hospitals are named in the ranking. 

About Massachusetts Eye and Ear 

Massachusetts Eye and Ear, founded in 1824, is an international center for treatment and research and a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School. Specializing in ophthalmology (eye care) and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (ear, nose and throat care), Mass. Eye and Ear clinicians provide care ranging from the routine to the very complex. Also home to the world's largest community of hearing and vision researchers, Mass. Eye and Ear has pioneered new treatments for blindness, deafness and diseases of the head and neck. Our scientists are driven by a mission to discover the basic biology underlying these conditions and to develop new treatments and cures. In the 2018-2019 "Best Hospitals Survey," U.S. News & World Report ranked Mass. Eye and Ear #4 in the nation for eye care and #6 for ear, nose and throat care. For more information about life-changing care and research at Mass. Eye and Ear, please visit our blog, Focus, and follow us on Twitter and Facebook.