Expertise and rankings

Mayo Clinic's Department of Cardiovascular Medicine is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding patient care. These endorsements show our commitment to providing expert, whole-person care to people who turn to Mayo Clinic for help.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic is top-ranked in more specialties than any other hospital and has been recognized as an Honor Roll member according to the U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 "Best Hospitals" rankings.

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., and Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2023–2024 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked as high performing for aortic valve replacement and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) procedures by U.S. News & World Report. "High performing" is a designation given to the top 16% of TAVR programs across the nation (600+ programs). U.S News & World Report ranked hospitals for this procedure for the first time in 2022-2023.

These organizations also recognize Mayo Clinic for high-quality heart care, research and education:

  • Intersocietal Accreditation Commission Echocardiography. Mayo Clinic has been accredited in the areas of adult transthoracic, adult transesophageal and adult stress echocardiography. Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, also has been accredited in pediatric transthoracic, pediatric transesophageal and fetal echocardiography.
  • Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been accredited in invasive cardiovascular technology and advanced cardiovascular sonography.
  • Becker's Hospital Review and Doximity. The Internal Medicine Residency in Minnesota of the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine is ranked among the top performing programs by Becker's Hospital Review and by Doximity. Heart specialists train in an internal medicine residency program before completing cardiology subspecialty training.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH). The NIH funds many cardiovascular research projects at Mayo Clinic each year. NIH cooperation helps create an environment for cutting-edge research in which Mayo Clinic scientists advance cardiac care for the benefit of people everywhere.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.