University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Serving more than five million people as the only academic medical center in South Florida, UHealth – University of Miami Health System/Miller School of Medicine has earned international acclaim for research, clinical care, and biomedical innovations. Founded in 1952 as Florida’s first accredited medical school, the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine provides medical staff for the nationally renowned University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center and University of Miami Hospital. University of Miami Hospital is the flagship facility of UHealth, which also includes two additional University-owned hospitals: Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and Anne Bates Leach Eye Hospital, home to the top-ranked Bascom Palmer Eye Institute. Our affiliated hospitals on the medical campus include Jackson Memorial Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and the Miami VA Medical Center.
Each year the medical school’s more than 1,200 faculty physicians have more than a million patient encounters in primary care and more than 100 medical specialties and sub-specialties. UHealth also has more than 8,000 employees. In 2010, U.S. News & World Report listed Bascom Palmer Eye Institute as the number one hospital in the country for ophthalmology for the seventh year in a row. Three other Miller School of Medicine specialties were also listed among the nation’s best: neurology and neurosurgery, ear, nose and throat and kidney disorders.