The University of Kansas Health System brings a level of expertise to patient care that comes from leadership in medical research and education. Our physicians are researchers and educators expanding the boundaries of medical knowledge. Their major breakthroughs in research lead to the treatments and technologies of the future. For the past seven years, The University of Kansas Health System has ranked on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals lists. Of almost 5,000 hospitals evaluated for 2013-14, nine of our specialties rank among the nation’s top 50: Cancer; Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Nephrology (kidney disorders); Neurology and Neurosurgery (brain and spine care); and Pulmonology. We’re the only ranking hospital in adult specialties in the Kansas City area and the state of Kansas. The University of Kansas Physicians is the largest physician practice in Kansas, representing more than 200 specialties at our hospital. The collective expertise and teamwork of our specialists ensure optimal patient outcomes.