We are delighted to announce that the University of Florida Health Shands Hospital was ranked #24 in adult urology of 1,495 urology programs evaluated in the United States based on the 2019 US News and World Reports Best Hospitals rankings.
This places our program as the second highest ranked urology program in the Southeastern Section of the American Urological Association and the leading academic urology program in the state of Florida. Of the seven ranked medical and surgical specialties, the urology department was the highest ranked surgical discipline at UF Health.
We are all very proud and humbled as a team by this national distinction. Our department has outstanding and compassionate faculty who have received advanced fellowship training from top medical centers in the nation and abroad. I attribute these rankings to the broad general and sub-specialty urology care that we have established over the last several years with tremendous growth in our department, which has provided expanded and timely access for patients seeking urologic care. We have focused on patient-centeredness by offering multidisciplinary approaches to urologic cancers and kidney stone disease, and developing online and printed materials to help patients navigate their care at UF Health.
Also, unique to our program is our mentorship model of resident education, with three month dedicated rotations that not only provides broad training of our residents in all phases of care, but also ensures continuity of communication and care with a consistent health care team for our patients.
Taken together, these efforts allow us to provide the ideal patient-centered care to meet each patient’s unique needs and expectations.
Li-Ming Su, MD
David A. Cofrin Professor of Urologic Oncology
Chairman, UF Department of Urology