U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals Reputation Surveys

The reputation survey is now open for U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospitals” and “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings. The survey is conducted on Doximity, an online communications platform similar to LinkedIn but exclusively for clinicians.

Top things to know

  • All users who are eligible to vote should have access to the survey (as of Feb. 22).
  • The survey will close in mid-March.
  • Surveys are open to licensed MDs and DOs who have registered their Doximity accounts and meet criteria based on board certifications. 

Learn more from this blog post by U.S. News & World Report


Contacts at Doximity

Methodology links (for 2023-24)

Updated Feb. 22, 2024

  • Eligibility is based on board certification. See the eligibility criteria.

    Make sure your board certification status is current on your profile in Doximity.

    If you haven't been invited to vote and believe you should be eligible, contact Doximity at this page or email support@doximity.com

    If you aren't a clinician but are assisting with this, your contact email is surveys@doximity.com


  • Doximity is an online networking platform sometimes described as a LinkedIn for clinicians. It enables clinicians to connect and communicate with each other, among other features. 

    Doximity generates profiles for every licensed physician in the United States using publicly available data. These profiles are viewable to the public in Google and other search engines. These profiles also sync automatically with USNWR's online "Find a Doctor" directory. 

    In addition to conducting the reputation survey using Doximity, The survey relies on Doximity profiles for any provider-level data, like board certifications, that influence the rankings.

    Doximity membership is also open to other licensed health care providers. However, only MDs and DOs with certain board certifications are eligible to vote.

    See who can join Doximity.



  • Eligible clinicians with registered Doximity accounts will be notified by email when the survey opens for them. This will go to the email address associated with their Doximity account. 

    An invitation to participate will also be available when they log into their Doximity account.

  • Doximity creates profiles for licensed health care professionals, including all physicians in the United States, from publicly available data. These data may not be correct.

    You should correct and complete your profile because:

    • This online profile supplies data for the doctor directory on USNews.com. It is available and tends to rank high in public search engines. Correcting errors helps assure that patients, peers and referring clinicians find accurate information about you online.
    • U.S. News & World Report’ relies on Doximity for provider-level data that influence the rankings. Certain errors, like board certifications, may negatively impact VUMC's and Monroe Carell's overall rankings.
    • It's not a choice to be included on Doximity; your choice is to make sure your data reflect you, your expertise and your practice correctly -- and, if eligible, you have the opportunity to influence the rankings through the reputation survey.

    See instructions for editing your profile.

  • Ranked adult specialties: 

    • Cancer
    • Cardiology and heart surgery
    • Diabetes and endocrinology
    • Ear, nose and throat
    • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
    • Geriatrics
    • Gynecology
    • Neurology and neurosurgery
    • Ophthalmology (reputation only)
    • Orthopedics
    • Psychiatry (reputation only)
    • Pulmonology and lung surgery
    • Rehabilitation
    • Rheumatology (reputation only)
    • Urology

    Ranked pediatric specialties:

    • Cancer
    • Cardiology and heart surgery
    • Diabetes and endocrinology
    • Gastroenterology and GI surgery
    • Neonatology
    • Nephrology
    • Neurology and neurosurgery
    • Orthopedics
    • Pulmonology and lung surgery
    • Urology
  • If you need help resetting your password, use this link.

    If you forgot the email you used to set up your Doximity account, or no longer have access to that email, submit a request here