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Vote Now! U.S. News Best Hospitals Voting Open Through March 22 in Doximity
Eligible board-certified physicians on have been invited to vote in this year’s U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals reputation survey. Voting closes on Thursday, March 22, 2018.

Voting for the publication’s Best Hospitals 2018-19 rankings takes place solely on, a free online community for healthcare professionals.

Why is voting important to Cooper?

We know that U.S. News rankings have an effect on our reputation and influence patients, referring physicians, prospective trainees, and donors. Therefore, optimizing our ranking is essential to grow our reputation in the region. We know that many other academic medical centers are encouraging their physician faculty and alumni to vote. Therefore, we strongly encourage you to vote and encourage your colleagues to do so as well.

If you have not already received an email invitation from Doximity with an invitation to the survey, please visit and log in to determine your eligibility to vote.

Eligibility for the reputation survey is determined by board certification in one of 16 U.S. News voting specialties (see below). To receive the digital version of the survey, eligible specialists must have claimed a Doximity account by December 1, 2017.

If you have not already claimed your profile, you cannot vote this year, but we encourage you to register so you can vote in future years.

How to vote

1.      Log into your account at


2.      Click on the Best Hospital survey badge on your home page (at the top on mobile and on the right-hand side on desk/laptop) that invites you to cast your nominations if you are eligible.

3.      If you are invited to vote, use the form to nominate up to five hospitals that you consider best in the specialty for complex cases, then click the “nominate” button.

4.      Confirm your nominations and select the “confirm” button to submit.

If you are deemed ineligible to vote and you believe this is inaccurate, you will find instructions and a short three-question form to recheck your eligibility.


Specialties/board certifications eligible to vote in the U.S. News Best Hospitals survey:


Cardiology and Heart Surgery: Cardiovascular Disease, Thoracic Surgery

Endocrinology: Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism

Gastroenterology: Gastroenterology, Colon & Rectal Surgery

Geriatrics: Geriatric Medicine

Obstetrics & Gynecology: Obstetrics & Gynecology

Nephrology: Nephrology

Neurology & Neurological Surgery: Neurology, Neurological Surgery

Oncology: Hematology, Medical Oncology, Surgical Oncology board-certified in General Surgery, Gynecological Oncology, Musculoskeletal Oncology, Radiation Oncology

Ophthalmology : Ophthalmology

Orthopaedics: Orthopaedic Surgery

Otolaryngology: Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery within Head & Neck

Psychiatry: Psychiatry

Pulmonary Disease: Pulmonary Disease

Rehabilitation: Sports Medicine, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Rheumatology:  Rheumatology

Urology:  Urology



Cancer: Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

Cardiology & Heart Surgery: Pediatric Cardiology, member list from Congenital Heart Surgeon Society

Gastroenterology & GI Surgery: Pediatric Gastroenterology

Diabetes & Endocrinology: Pediatric Endocrinology

Neonatology: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Nephrology: Pediatric Nephrology

Neurology & Neurosurgery: Child Neurology, specialist list from American Society of Pediatric Surgeons

Orthopaedics: Pediatric Orthopaedics

Pulmonology: Pediatric Pulmonary

Urology: Pediatric Urology


Eric Kupersmith,
SVP, Chief Physician Executive
Cooper University Health Care


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