Virginia Commonwealth University

Virginia Commonwealth University

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Position in the ranking is based on each scientist’s D-index using data compiled from Microsoft Graph by December 6th 2021.

This ranking lists all the best researchers from the Medicine discipline and affiliated with Virginia Commonwealth University. There are a total of 25 researchers included with 1 of them also being included in the global ranking. The total sum for the D-index values for the best scientists in Virginia Commonwealth University is 2,233 with a mean value for the h-index of 89.32. The total sum of publications for the best scientists in Virginia Commonwealth University is 8,445 with the mean value for publications per scientist of 337.80.


Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) is a public research university located in the city of Richmond in Virginia. VCU is known as one of Virginia's leading research universities and ranks highly among public colleges and universities in the United States.

VCU currently offers over 230 programs for bachelor's, master's, and doctoral programs, along with professional and certificate courses. Popular programs at the university include biology, psychology, and criminal justice. The university is also known for the strength of its programs in fine arts, nurse anesthesia, nuclear engineering, occupational therapy, and pharmacy, with these programs placing high in national rankings. Students at VCU can also pursue continuing education courses in fields such as paralegal studies and hospitality. In addition to on-campus programs, the university offers fully online and hybrid courses and programs at the bachelor's, master's, and doctorate levels.

Aside from its strong programs in fine arts and health sciences, VCU has gained recognition for the quality and productivity of its research. The university's research strengths include neuroscience, substance abuse and addiction, the human microbiome, and nanoscience. The university has also ranked nationally for its research in addiction studies and neuroscience, according to the National Institutes of Health.

Students at VCU can participate in research at the undergraduate and graduate levels and receive entrepreneurial support through the Venture Creation University. To support research activities, the university has established various institutional core laboratories and research centers and institutes. These focus on research in specialized fields, including environmental studies, psychiatric and behavioral genetics, and river ecology.

VCU traces its beginnings to the Medical College of Hampden-Sydney, which was established in Richmond in 1838. This college became the Medical College of Virginia in 1854 and was merged with the Richmond Professional Institute in 1968, forming the Virginia Commonwealth University. Over the years, the university has gained recognition as an educational pioneer in Virginia, being the first school of social work in the Southern US and doing the first organ transplants in Virginia. VCU is also the first Virginia university to receive major funding from the National Institutes of Health for translational research.

Today, VCU maintains two campuses in Virginia: the Monroe Park Campus and the MCV Campus. The MCV Campus is also home to the VCU Medical Center, a Level I trauma center that's considered as one of the top hospitals in Virginia. Aside from its campuses in the state, VCU also operates the Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar, which offers degrees in fine arts and art history.
D-index D-index (Discipline H-index) only includes papers and citation values for an examined discipline in contrast to General H-index which accounts for publications across all disciplines.
168 World 114 National D-index 172 Citations 139,670 833
1426 World 856 National D-index 122 Citations 48,905 593
2409 World 1401 National D-index 110 Citations 56,875 367
2674 World 1551 National D-index 108 Citations 43,286 364
3215 World 1847 National D-index 103 Citations 54,853 306
4090 World 2316 National D-index 98 Citations 32,134 507
4607 World 2604 National D-index 95 Citations 31,764 330
4846 World 2733 National D-index 94 Citations 29,561 228
4969 World 2821 National D-index 94 Citations 65,712 277
5315 World 2981 National D-index 92 Citations 28,629 254
5393 World 3020 National D-index 92 Citations 29,428 435
7829 World 4268 National D-index 84 Citations 29,452 320
8812 World 4797 National D-index 82 Citations 26,432 230
9411 World 5093 National D-index 80 Citations 20,843 316
10147 World 5447 National D-index 79 Citations 39,460 220
10244 World 5488 National D-index 79 Citations 28,511 411
10387 World 5558 National D-index 79 Citations 21,024 434
11724 World 6226 National D-index 76 Citations 25,932 197
12400 World 6535 National D-index 75 Citations 25,550 249
12461 World 6609 National D-index 74 Citations 23,114 289
12744 World 6725 National D-index 74 Citations 18,195 236
12940 World 6841 National D-index 74 Citations 18,845 285
13124 World 6920 National D-index 73 Citations 17,134 185
13162 World 6930 National D-index 73 Citations 14,696 210
13281 World 6980 National D-index 73 Citations 13,993 184
16220 World 8222 National D-index 70 Citations 16,732 439

Our research was coordinated by Imed Bouchrika, PhD, a computer scientist with a well-established record of collaboration on a number of international research projects with different partners from the academic community. His role was to make sure all data remained unbiased, accurate, and up-to-date.

We list only scientists having Microsoft Academic Graph D-Index >= 70 within the area of Medicine. If you or other scholars are not listed, we appreciate if you can contact us.