Expertise and rankings

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Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery practice is consistently recognized by external organizations for providing outstanding care. These endorsements reinforce our commitment to providing expert, whole-person care to everyone who needs healing.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., are ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Children's Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Mayo Clinic is also recognized for high-quality cardiology and heart surgery subspecialty care, research and education by a variety of national organizations:

  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota have received awards as Centers of Excellence in life support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.
  • Top-ranked education program. The Internal Medicine Residency program at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota is ranked among the top performing programs by U.S. News & World Report and Doximity. Heart specialists train in an internal medicine residency program before completing cardiology subspecialty training.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Feb. 20, 2021