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Top 25 cancer centers by total physicians

The Commission on Cancer (CoC) is a professional organization accrediting healthcare facilities that meet specific standards for quality cancer care. Hospitals recognized by the CoC have demonstrated a commitment to providing high-quality cancer treatment by employing qualified cancer specialists, offering a comprehensive range of treatment options and support services, and continuously improving their cancer care programs.

The Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product tracks more than 1,100 hospitals recognized by the CoC. This Healthcare Insight reviews the top cancer centers in the U.S. based on the total number of affiliated physicians at the hospital. The number of affiliated physicians represents the count of billing providers who submit their largest number of claims with the given facility.

Top U.S. cancer centers by number of physicians

RankHospital nameStateDefinitive ID# of affiliated physiciansExplore dataset
1Cleveland Clinic Main CampusOH31206,344Explore
2AdventHealth Orlando FL8734,833Explore
3Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary’s CampusMN21914,607Explore
4Corewell Health Butterworth HospitalMI20353,476Explore
5Yale New Haven HospitalCT7313,357Explore
6Atrium Health Carolinas Medical CenterNC30033,115Explore
7Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPA35713,104Explore
8Strong Memorial HospitalNY28183,049Explore
9Cincinnati Children’s Burnet CampusOH55762,981Explore
10NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical CenterNY5419742,954Explore
11Northwestern Memorial HospitalIL11352,920Explore
12Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital MI20662,910Explore
13Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar CrestPA35252,861Explore
14Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterCA4302,840Explore
15Abbott Northwestern HospitalMN21512,733Explore
16Boston Medical CenterMA19762,728Explore
17North Shore University HospitalNY28242,704Explore
18The Johns Hopkins HospitalMD19142,691Explore
19Brigham and Women’s HospitalMA19692,681Explore
20Vanderbilt University Medical CenterTN37422,560Explore
21Duke University HospitalNC29732,486Explore
22University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterTX40172,474Explore
23Montefiore Hospital - Moses CampusNY2730242,462Explore
24Ochsner Medical Center - Main CampusLA17722,446Explore
25Hartford HospitalCT7182,406Explore

Fig. 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product. The number of affiliated physicians is sourced from Physician Compare and Definitive Healthcare proprietary research. Data accessed May 2024.

Which cancer center has the most physicians?

Cleveland Clinic has the highest number of physicians among CoC-accredited cancer centers, with more than 6,300 affiliated providers. This top-ranked academic medical center, recognized nationally by U.S. News & World Report for its cancer care, goes beyond oncology excellence. Cleveland Clinic is also renowned for advancements in cardiology, gastroenterology, obstetrics and gynecology, and more.

Joining the ranks, Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, and AdventHealth Orlando, each have more than 4,500 affiliated physicians. Both facilities are also among the largest U.S. hospitals based on net patient revenue.

Overall, this list offers a springboard for identifying high-value targets within the cancer center market. By pinpointing affiliated providers at these centers, life science companies can target the most relevant specialists, engage with key decision-makers at top cancer programs, connect with potential clinical trial sites, inform market access strategies, and more.

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