Expertise and rankings

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Mayo Clinic's cardiac surgery practice 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 widely recognized for its high-volume performance of complex procedures with safe and excellent outcomes in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery.

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.

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

  • American College of Surgeons. Mayo Clinic in Minnesota and Wisconsin have been recognized for outcomes in surgical patient care. They were among 90 hospitals recognized nationally by the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program.
  • Extracorporeal Life Support Organization. Mayo Clinic in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota have received awards as Centers of Excellence in life support from the Extracorporeal Life Support Organization.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's quality rankings.

Oct. 03, 2023