Global organizations by number of medical and scientific experts

The healthcare market can be challenging to navigate when you don’t know where to look for medical and scientific experts. These experts are invaluable to companies operating in the healthcare industry as their professional input and guidance can inform treatment decisions, help bring a drug or product to market faster, improve patient outcomes and more.

Monocl, a Definitive Healthcare company, tracks nearly 13 million global experts in all therapeutic areas from the best hospitals in the world. A wide range of scientific activities, machine learning and AI are used to quantify them as experts.

This list shows the top global organizations by their total number of affiliated experts from the Monocl ExpertInsight product as of July 2022.

Top 10 global organizations with the most medical and scientific experts

Rank Organization Location Number of experts
1 Zhejiang University Hangzhou, China 14,390
2 Sun Yat-sen University Guangzhou, China 10,501
3 Sichuan University Chengdu, China 10,450
4 University of Sao Paulo Sao Paulo, Brazil 10,216
5 University of Toronto Toronto, Canada 9,929
6 Massachusetts General Hospital Boston, MA, USA 9,656
7 Fudan University Shanghai, China 9,613
8 UC San Francisco San Francisco, CA, USA 9,576
9 Columbia University New York, NY, USA 9,457
10 University of Washington Seattle, WA, USA 9,170

Fig. 1 Data is from the Monocl ExpertInsight product. Data is proprietary. Accessed July 2022.

Which organizations have the most experts globally?

Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China has more than 14,000 healthcare experts globally. Institutes in China also hold the second, third and seventh spots with more than 30,000 healthcare experts combined. Organizations inside the US make up 40% of the top 10 and can be found in Boston, Massachusetts, San Francisco, California, New York, New York and Seattle, Washington respectively.

How is the organization affiliation of an expert established and updated?

Information about an expert’s organization affiliation is obtained from a variety of sources. These sources can include publications, clinical trials or grant payments. Most often, the information is pulled from publications with contact information and processed using machine learning and AI to further understand where an expert is based.

What is the difference between an academic and medical expert?

A medical expert is someone who publishes in medical journals and is affiliated with a hospital. An academic expert is someone who publishes in academic journals and is affiliated with a university.

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