UF neurosurgery ranks fourth nationally in NIH funding

Neurosurgery ranking

The University of Florida Lillian S. Wells Department of Neurosurgery ranked fourth overall (universities public and private) and third among the nation’s public universities in the 2021 rankings of National Institutes of Health funding published by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, released Feb. 8.

Dr Hoh Headshot - 2022
Brian L. Hoh, M.D., M.B.A., chair of neurosurgery

The department of neurosurgery saw a sharp rise its rankings, climbing from its No. 23 overall ranking and No. 13 public ranking in 2020 to reach its highest rankings to date.

“We had a vision to become a Top 5 department in NIH funding and our leading-edge research in the fields of neuro-oncology, neurovascular conditions including stroke and movement disorders has propelled to our goal,” said Brian L. Hoh, M.D., M.B.A., chair of neurosurgery.

Hoh earned the most NIH funding among all U.S. neurosurgeons in 2021 with $8.9 million, and he is leading a 115-site national clinical trial to test two new prospective treatments aimed at preventing intracranial arterial stenosis, a severe narrowing of an artery in the brain, which causes about 80,000 strokes per year in the U.S.

“We will continue to serve as a leader in research and innovation, and we are translating these scientific discoveries from the lab to the bedside, improving care for patients,” Hoh said.

Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research rankings, published annually, are derived from data compiled and released by the NIH shortly after the federal fiscal year ends. Visit brimr.org to learn more