Top Medicine Scientists

This 1st edition of top scientists ranking for Medicine was published by Research.com, one of the major websites for Medicine research offering credible data on scientific contributions since 2014.

The ranking contains h-index, publications and citations values collected on December 6th, 2021. Show more

Our top scientists ranking is a reliable list of leading scientists from the area of Medicine, based on a meticulous examination of 166,880 scientists on Google Scholar and Microsoft Academic Graph. For the discipline of Medicine, over 65,743 profiles were examined.

The h-index threshold for approving a scholar to be considered is set to 70 if most of their publications are in the field of Medicine. The inclusion criteria for scholars to be considered into the ranking of top scientists are based on the discipline h-index, proportion of the contributions made within the given discipline in addition to the awards and achievements of the scientists. The discipline h-index threshold for listing top scientists is set as an increment of 10 depending on the total number of researchers estimated for each discipline whilst ensuring that the top 1% of leading scientists are considered into the ranking.

Because the main goal is to ensure that only genuine researchers are included in the ranking whilst without doubt we believe that numbers are never meant to be an obsolete measure to quantify the precious contributions of scientists. This is why we manually verify each profile and cross-correlate it against publications in a wide range of credible sources. Even though it’s not a metric defining a scientist’s position in the ranking, the amount of documents published in major journals and conference proceedings should constitute a reliable secondary indication of their contribution to research in a given discipline. Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s h-index using data compiled Microsoft Graph, which is the most prominent and well-established bibliometric database of this type available to the scientific community. A detailed definition of our research process can be found on our methodology page.

Our aim is to inspire scholars, entrepreneurs, and decision-makers worldwide to explore where leading experts are heading and to provide an opportunity for the entire scientific community to discover who the leading experts in specific fields of research, in different countries, or even within research institutions are.

World
National
Scholar
H-index
Citations
Publications
1 World 1 National Walter C. Willett

Walter C. Willett

Harvard University, United States
H-index 347 Citations 626,421 2,641
2 World 2 National Graham A. Colditz

Graham A. Colditz

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 314 Citations 381,607 1,539
3 World 3 National JoAnn E. Manson

JoAnn E. Manson

Harvard Medical School, United States
H-index 308 Citations 359,636 1,853
4 World 4 National Ronald C. Kessler

Ronald C. Kessler

Harvard University, United States
H-index 300 Citations 424,563 1,063
5 World 5 National Frank B. Hu

Frank B. Hu

Harvard University, United States
H-index 287 Citations 330,866 1,765
6 World 6 National Albert Hofman

Albert Hofman

Harvard University, United States
H-index 278 Citations 330,852 2,176
7 World 7 National Eugene Braunwald

Eugene Braunwald

Harvard Medical School, United States
H-index 273 Citations 361,164 1,686
8 World 1 National Salim Yusuf

Salim Yusuf

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 268 Citations 353,592 1,449
9 World 8 National Meir J. Stampfer

Meir J. Stampfer

Harvard University, United States
H-index 267 Citations 428,341 1,571
10 World 2 National Gordon H. Guyatt

Gordon H. Guyatt

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 259 Citations 279,116 1,402
11 World 9 National Ralph B. D'Agostino

Ralph B. D'Agostino

Wake Forest University, United States
H-index 258 Citations 293,733 1,148
12 World 10 National Daniel Levy

Daniel Levy

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 254 Citations 292,312 857
13 World 11 National Paul M. Ridker

Paul M. Ridker

Harvard Medical School, United States
H-index 251 Citations 313,322 1,090
14 World 1 National Shizuo Akira

Shizuo Akira

Osaka University, Japan
H-index 248 Citations 286,384 886
15 World 12 National Steven A. Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 241 Citations 255,978 1,085
16 World 1 National Cyrus Cooper

Cyrus Cooper

Southampton General Hospital, United Kingdom
H-index 241 Citations 289,659 2,150
17 World 13 National Richard A. Flavell

Richard A. Flavell

Yale University, United States
H-index 239 Citations 217,626 1,013
18 World 14 National Hagop M. Kantarjian

Hagop M. Kantarjian

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
H-index 236 Citations 267,801 3,498
19 World 1 National David J. Hunter

David J. Hunter

University of Sydney, Australia
H-index 234 Citations 233,208 1,713
20 World 15 National Peter Libby

Peter Libby

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 234 Citations 248,602 833
21 World 16 National Eric B. Rimm

Eric B. Rimm

Harvard University, United States
H-index 232 Citations 207,838 1,046
22 World 17 National Robert M. Califf

Robert M. Califf

Duke University, United States
H-index 231 Citations 228,195 1,509
23 World 2 National Douglas G. Altman

Douglas G. Altman

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 227 Citations 920,349 777
24 World 18 National John Q. Trojanowski

John Q. Trojanowski

University of Pennsylvania, United States
H-index 223 Citations 210,927 1,152
25 World 19 National Bruce S. McEwen

Bruce S. McEwen

Rockefeller University, United States
H-index 223 Citations 212,818 925
26 World 20 National Eric J. Topol

Eric J. Topol

Scripps Research Institute, United States
H-index 223 Citations 199,995 1,313
27 World 21 National Christopher J L Murray

Christopher J L Murray

University of Washington, United States
H-index 221 Citations 377,827 640
28 World 22 National William B. Kannel

William B. Kannel

Boston University, United States
H-index 221 Citations 252,226 528
29 World 23 National Charles A. Dinarello

Charles A. Dinarello

University of Colorado Denver, United States
H-index 220 Citations 182,865 1,011
30 World 3 National Peter J. Barnes

Peter J. Barnes

Imperial College London, United Kingdom
H-index 218 Citations 206,693 1,293
31 World 24 National Harlan M. Krumholz

Harlan M. Krumholz

Yale University, United States
H-index 218 Citations 192,702 1,328
32 World 25 National Bernard Rosner

Bernard Rosner

Harvard University, United States
H-index 217 Citations 209,769 1,193
33 World 26 National Frank E. Speizer

Frank E. Speizer

Harvard University, United States
H-index 217 Citations 190,599 619
34 World 28 National Anthony S. Fauci

Anthony S. Fauci

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 216 Citations 177,866 845
35 World 27 National Ronald Klein

Ronald Klein

University of Wisconsin–Madison, United States
H-index 216 Citations 183,084 1,137
36 World 1 National Patrick W. Serruys

Patrick W. Serruys

National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland
H-index 216 Citations 224,781 2,332
37 World 29 National Bert Vogelstein

Bert Vogelstein

Johns Hopkins University, United States
H-index 214 Citations 291,007 496
38 World 4 National George Davey Smith

George Davey Smith

University of Bristol, United Kingdom
H-index 214 Citations 224,024 1,577
39 World 5 National Nicholas J. Wareham

Nicholas J. Wareham

University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
H-index 214 Citations 194,713 1,375
40 World 1 National Nicholas J. White

Nicholas J. White

Mahidol University, Thailand
H-index 212 Citations 181,006 1,793
41 World 30 National Ramachandran S. Vasan

Ramachandran S. Vasan

Boston University, United States
H-index 211 Citations 209,993 1,057
42 World 31 National Luigi Ferrucci

Luigi Ferrucci

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 210 Citations 195,509 1,339
43 World 6 National Michael Marmot

Michael Marmot

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 209 Citations 209,143 906
44 World 32 National Ralph H. Hruban

Ralph H. Hruban

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
H-index 208 Citations 170,381 991
45 World 33 National Scott M. Grundy

Scott M. Grundy

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, United States
H-index 208 Citations 316,588 792
46 World 34 National Stephen V. Faraone

Stephen V. Faraone

SUNY Upstate Medical University, United States
H-index 207 Citations 157,695 1,138
47 World 35 National Valentin Fuster

Valentin Fuster

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 207 Citations 248,371 1,545
48 World 36 National Mark P. Mattson

Mark P. Mattson

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
H-index 206 Citations 137,351 710
49 World 1 National Jaakko Tuomilehto

Jaakko Tuomilehto

University of Helsinki, Finland
H-index 206 Citations 225,491 1,169
50 World 37 National Aaron R. Folsom

Aaron R. Folsom

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 206 Citations 162,801 1,033
51 World 38 National Peter W.F. Wilson

Peter W.F. Wilson

Emory University, United States
H-index 206 Citations 191,710 619
52 World 1 National Tien Yin Wong

Tien Yin Wong

National University of Singapore, Singapore
H-index 205 Citations 203,531 1,950
53 World 39 National Kenneth C. Anderson

Kenneth C. Anderson

Harvard University, United States
H-index 202 Citations 152,425 1,012
54 World 40 National Solomon H. Snyder

Solomon H. Snyder

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, United States
H-index 201 Citations 151,097 661
55 World 1 National Alberto Mantovani

Alberto Mantovani

Humanitas University, Italy
H-index 201 Citations 204,358 1,134
56 World 41 National Tamara B. Harris

Tamara B. Harris

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 201 Citations 165,325 942
57 World 42 National Julie E. Buring

Julie E. Buring

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 201 Citations 183,475 993
58 World 7 National John J.V. McMurray

John J.V. McMurray

University of Glasgow, United Kingdom
H-index 201 Citations 233,613 1,283
59 World 43 National Bruce M. Psaty

Bruce M. Psaty

University of Washington, United States
H-index 200 Citations 164,415 1,110
60 World 44 National David R. Jacobs

David R. Jacobs

University of Minnesota, United States
H-index 200 Citations 161,235 1,309
61 World 8 National Gregory Y.H. Lip

Gregory Y.H. Lip

University of Liverpool, United Kingdom
H-index 200 Citations 257,321 3,307
62 World 46 National Robert G. Webster

Robert G. Webster

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, United States
H-index 199 Citations 131,733 820
63 World 45 National Bruce D. Walker

Bruce D. Walker

Harvard University, United States
H-index 199 Citations 145,592 980
64 World 9 National Richard Peto

Richard Peto

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 199 Citations 313,337 605
65 World 47 National John P. A. Ioannidis

John P. A. Ioannidis

Stanford University, United States
H-index 197 Citations 249,379 1,070
66 World 48 National Irving L. Weissman

Irving L. Weissman

Stanford University, United States
H-index 197 Citations 167,175 794
67 World 10 National Tim D. Spector

Tim D. Spector

King's College London, United Kingdom
H-index 197 Citations 145,358 1,017
68 World 49 National Simon I. Hay

Simon I. Hay

University of Washington, United States
H-index 197 Citations 241,088 573
69 World 1 National George P. Chrousos

George P. Chrousos

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
H-index 197 Citations 161,189 1,459
70 World 50 National Matthew Meyerson

Matthew Meyerson

Harvard University, United States
H-index 195 Citations 269,933 490
71 World 1 National Brenda W.J.H. Penninx

Brenda W.J.H. Penninx

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands
H-index 195 Citations 140,388 1,151
72 World 2 National Nicholas J. Talley

Nicholas J. Talley

University of Newcastle Australia, Australia
H-index 195 Citations 126,685 1,326
73 World 51 National Dennis W. Dickson

Dennis W. Dickson

Mayo Clinic, United States
H-index 194 Citations 141,860 957
74 World 52 National Dennis S. Charney

Dennis S. Charney

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, United States
H-index 194 Citations 146,109 651
75 World 53 National Martin B. Leon

Martin B. Leon

Columbia University Medical Center, United States
H-index 194 Citations 167,814 1,311
76 World 1 National Kari Stefansson

Kari Stefansson

deCODE Genetics (Iceland), Iceland
H-index 193 Citations 153,181 628
77 World 54 National Carlo M. Croce

Carlo M. Croce

The Ohio State University, United States
H-index 193 Citations 175,134 751
78 World 11 National Mika Kivimäki

Mika Kivimäki

University College London, United Kingdom
H-index 193 Citations 193,412 1,588
79 World 2 National Giuseppe Remuzzi

Giuseppe Remuzzi

Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, Italy
H-index 193 Citations 208,493 1,195
80 World 55 National David R. Holmes

David R. Holmes

Mayo Clinic, United States
H-index 193 Citations 152,878 1,431
81 World 56 National Gabriel N. Hortobagyi

Gabriel N. Hortobagyi

The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, United States
H-index 192 Citations 133,719 1,296
82 World 57 National Rakesh K. Jain

Rakesh K. Jain

Harvard University, United States
H-index 191 Citations 186,332 927
83 World 58 National Ronald C. Petersen

Ronald C. Petersen

Mayo Clinic, United States
H-index 191 Citations 171,179 903
84 World 59 National John C. Morris

John C. Morris

Washington University in St. Louis, United States
H-index 191 Citations 160,182 1,146
85 World 60 National John E. Morley

John E. Morley

Saint Louis University, United States
H-index 190 Citations 143,036 1,454
86 World 61 National Michael Chopp

Michael Chopp

Oakland University, United States
H-index 189 Citations 128,304 1,056
87 World 3 National Deborah J. Cook

Deborah J. Cook

McMaster University, Canada
H-index 189 Citations 181,126 856
88 World 62 National Hans-Olov Adami

Hans-Olov Adami

Harvard University, United States
H-index 189 Citations 141,856 1,183
89 World 63 National Joel Schwartz

Joel Schwartz

Harvard University, United States
H-index 188 Citations 117,688 872
90 World 64 National Philip A. Wolf

Philip A. Wolf

Boston University, United States
H-index 188 Citations 174,536 472
91 World 65 National Roberto Romero

Roberto Romero

National Institutes of Health, United States
H-index 188 Citations 164,180 1,499
92 World 66 National Murray F. Brennan

Murray F. Brennan

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, United States
H-index 188 Citations 126,456 862
93 World 67 National Marc A. Pfeffer

Marc A. Pfeffer

Brigham and Women's Hospital, United States
H-index 188 Citations 180,431 723
94 World 68 National Paul G. Richardson

Paul G. Richardson

Harvard University, United States
H-index 187 Citations 137,127 1,262
95 World 1 National Zulfiqar A Bhutta

Zulfiqar A Bhutta

Aga Khan University, Pakistan
H-index 187 Citations 244,898 1,060
96 World 1 National Tomas Hökfelt

Tomas Hökfelt

Karolinska Institute, Sweden
H-index 187 Citations 124,506 933
97 World 69 National Lewis H. Kuller

Lewis H. Kuller

University of Pittsburgh, United States
H-index 187 Citations 135,977 981
98 World 2 National Kaj Blennow

Kaj Blennow

University of Gothenburg, Sweden
H-index 187 Citations 149,940 1,964
99 World 70 National Nora D. Volkow

Nora D. Volkow

National Institute on Drug Abuse, United States
H-index 186 Citations 136,202 951
100 World 12 National adrian l harris

adrian l harris

University of Oxford, United Kingdom
H-index 186 Citations 127,093 888

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