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Golisano Children’s Hospital Ranked in Three Specialties by U.S. News & World Report

Golisano children’s hospital’s in Rochester NY ranked by U.S. News & World Report in neonatology, pediatric nephrology, and pediatric hematology/oncology programs.

UR Medicine’s Golisano Children’s Hospital has been recognized as one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals in three specialty areas in the U.S. News & World Report’s Best Children’s Hospital rankings.

The 2022-2023 rankings, released online Wednesday, placed the children’s hospital’s neonatology program at No. 40 nationally and the nephrology, hematology/oncology programs both at No. 46.   

“For several years, our faculty and staff across all divisions have been truly dedicated to quality improvement, utilizing innovative treatments, and collaborating to provide the best patient care possible,” said Jill Halterman, physician-in-chief of Golisano Children’s Hospital, “Our ranking in these specialties is a reflection of these efforts, as well as the growth of GCH to provide outstanding care throughout our region and beyond.”


The Division of Neonatology  provides care at the University of Rochester’s Golisano Children’s Hospital’s 68-bed Level IV NICU and at the Rochester General Hospital 14-bed Level II SCN.  The University is the Regional Perinatal Center for the Finger Lakes Region of New York State, with a catchment area of 1.2 million.

The Division consists of 26 neonatologists, several pediatricians and 5 tenure-track PhD laboratory investigators. Faculty hold a variety of federally-funded grants and contracts, including several multicenter grants. The Division has been recognized as among the nation’s best by US New and World Report for five of the last seven years.

“We’re very pleased to have the work we do here in Rochester being recognized nationally” said Carl D’Angio, M.D., chief of the Division of Neonatology. “Much of the credit goes to the hardworking nurses, faculty and staff who have gone above and beyond the call of duty for the last three difficult years to provide the best care for babies in our region.”

Pediatric Nephrology

The Division of Pediatric Nephrology provides care for children and adolescents with kidney-associated problems, including chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury, and hypertension. The division also provides state-of-the-art comprehensive care including dialysis and kidney transplantation management and is staffed by 7 physicians, a nurse practitioner, 2 nurses, a social worker, a registered dietician, a child psychologist, 3 health project coordinators, 2 fellows, and administrative staff.

“We are very pleased to receive this national recognition,” said Marc Lande, M.D., Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. “Our team works tirelessly to provide the best care for children with kidney disease, to conduct innovative research, and to train the next generation of pediatric nephrologists.”

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology

The Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, as part of Golisano Children’s Hospital and Wilmot Cancer Institute, provides care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer, blood disorders, bone marrow failure, and congenital immune deficiencies. The Division strives to improve the prevention and treatment of childhood cancers as well as the management of long-term complications of therapy through clinical and laboratory research. In addition, they develop clinical research programs for stem cell transplantation, including regimens for malignant and nonmalignant disorders such as sickle cell disease and immune deficiencies.

"We are honored to be recognized for our outstanding patient outcomes and our commitment to quality improvement and best practices," said Jeffrey R. Andolina, MD, MS, Interim Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology, and Stem Cell Transplantation, "we have a wonderful team of compassionate providers, nurses, and staff and this ranking reflects their great work."

The Division is part of a team of specialists at Wilmot all dedicated to treating and improving life for those with cancer.

“We are glad to see our pediatrics team receive well-deserved national recognition,” says Jonathan W. Friedberg, MD, MMSc, director of Wilmot Cancer Institute. “We are proud to be leaders in a number of areas that directly impact many children with cancer, including survivorship issues and bone marrow transplants. Congratulations to everyone involved with this ranking.”

The U.S. News and World Report rankings feature the 50 best children’s hospitals in each of 10 pediatric specialties. During the past eleven years, Golisano Children’s Hospital has appeared in the top 50 in six of the 10 categories.