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Jasvinder Singh, Professor of MedicineKenneth Saag, M.D., Msc, delivering the Presidential Address at the 2022 American College of Rheumatology Annual MeetingThe UAB Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology has been ranked among the best in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report in its 2023-2024 Best Hospitals Rankings. Earning the number 10 spot again this year, the division celebrates twenty consecutive years being ranked among the top 12 rheumatology programs in the nation.

Division Director Kenneth G. Saag, M.D., MSc., attributes the longstanding record of excellence to the vision and dedication of the entire healthcare team. “There is a history here of extraordinary physician-scientists who translate the latest discoveries into therapies that improve the lives of our patients. From to Claude Bennett, to Bill Koopman, to Bob Kimberly, to Lou Bridges, we have had an extensive line of distinguished leadership who paved the way to new understanding of gout, arthritis, and lupus. This foundation has provided stellar environment for Jeff Curtis, Jasvinder Singh, Maria Danila, Amanda Alexander, Angelo Gaffo, and more like them to thrive here at UAB. We could not be prouder of this incredible legacy and how it’s been recognized nationally by this ranking.”

The 2023 rankings comprised approximately 4,500 hospitals, which represent virtually all United States community inpatient facilities.

“Being recognized in this year’s list is a mark that the consistent excellence of our patient care and the innovative therapies offered here continue to make UAB a key healthcare destination,” said Dawn Bulgarella, CEO of UAB Health System..

These rankings come on the heels of UAB Medicine welcoming almost two million patients last year, as the organization continues to expand its presence throughout the state to improve access to health care for Alabamians. In addition to rheumatology, seven other adult specialties are ranked among the top fifty, and five other programs were classified as “high-performing.”

"UAB Hospital remains the best hospital in Alabama, Birmingham metro, according to U.S. News & World Report " can be found at UAB News online.