Healthcare Insights

Top 25 cancer centers by total physicians

Cancer treatment has helped advance patient survival rates over the last few decades.

And cancer centers provide sophisticated patient care through healthcare technology such as artificial intelligence (AI) that is used to help diagnose cancer and personalized medicine that can create a more effective treatment path.

The Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product tracks more than 1,000 hospitals recognized by the Commission on Cancer (CoC) for data-driven performance measures that improve care quality for patients undergoing cancer treatment.

This Healthcare Insight reviews the top cancer centers based on the total number of affiliated physicians at the hospital. Data used in this analysis is from the October 2022 Medicare Cost Report release.

Top U.S. cancer centers by number of physicians

RankDefinitive IDHospital nameLocationNumber of affiliated physiciansExplore dataset
13120Cleveland Clinic Main CampusCleveland, OH5,955Explore
22191Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's CampusRochester, MN4,453Explore
3873AdventHealth Orlando (FKA Florida Hospital Orlando)Orlando, FL4,167Explore
4731Yale New Haven HospitalNew Haven, CT3,281Explore
52035Spectrum Health Butterworth HospitalGrand Rapids, MI2,981Explore
61135Northwestern Memorial HospitalChicago, IL2,904Explore
73571Hospital of the University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphia, PA2,884Explore
81914The Johns Hopkins HospitalBaltimore, MD2,778Explore
9273024Montefiore Hospital - Moses CampusBronx, NY2,764Explore
101976Boston Medical CenterBoston, MA2,615Explore
11430Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterLos Angeles, CA2,577Explore
125576Cincinnati Children's Burnet CampusCincinnati, OH2,564Explore
133525Lehigh Valley Hospital - Cedar CrestAllentown, PA2,525Explore
142066Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital (AKA Beaumont Hospital - Royal Oak)Royal Oak, MI2,515Explore
152973Duke University HospitalDurham, NC2,403Explore
163742Vanderbilt University Medical CenterNashville, TN2,387Explore
172824North Shore University HospitalManhasset, NY2,374Explore
184017University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer CenterHouston, TX2,348Explore
191772Ochsner Medical Center - Main CampusNew Orleans, LA2,312Explore
20642UCHealth University of Colorado HospitalAurora, CO2,287Explore
212645Hackensack University Medical CenterHackensack, NJ2,269Explore
222828Long Island Jewish Medical CenterNew Hyde Park, NY2,195Explore
233421OHSU Hospital - Portland (AKA OHSU Hospital - Marquam Hill Campus)Portland, OR2,166Explore
244534Aurora St Luke's Medical Center of Aurora Health Care MetroMilwaukee, WI2,164Explore
252846Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterNew York, NY2,144Explore

Fig. 1. Data is from the Definitive Healthcare HospitalView product and sourced from the October 2022 Medicare Cost Report release. Accessed December 2022.

Which cancer center has the most physicians?

Cleveland Clinic has the highest number of physicians among cancer centers at nearly 6,000. U.S. News & World Report has nationally recognized the Cleveland Clinic for cancer care and the hospital is a top academic medical center in the U.S. Beyond providing high-quality cancer care, the Cleveland Clinic is also well-known for advancing treatments related to cardiology, gastroenterology, obstetrics & gynecology, and more.

Mayo Clinic Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, and AdventHealth Orlando, each has more than 4,000 affiliated physicians. Both facilities are also among the largest U.S. hospitals based on net patient revenue.

The cancer centers on this list average 2,800 physicians. Four of the hospitals are located in New York and two are in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Michigan.

Learn more

Healthcare Insights are developed with healthcare commercial intelligence from the Definitive Healthcare platform. Want even more insights? Start a free trial now and get access to the latest healthcare commercial intelligence on hospitals, physicians and other healthcare providers.