Ranking of the world's "Top 1,000 Scientists": Professor Markus Büchler ranked first in Germany in the "Medicine" category
The science portal "research.com" has for the first time compiled an international ranking of the "Top 1,000 Scientists" in 21 disciplines. Prof. Dr. Markus Büchler, Medical Director of the Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplantation Surgery at Heidelberg University Hospital, is ranked first among Germany's top physicians.
The list names researchers whose publications have been cited most frequently worldwide in their respective fields. The ranking is based on articles published in scientific journals by search engines up to December 2021. It is based on the so-called h-index: This is calculated from a high number of articles by the respective scientist and their citation frequency in other specialist publications - i.e. how often other researchers refer to these articles in their own publications. The h-index can therefore be understood as a parameter for the scientific influence of an expert on developments in his or her field.
Scientists from Heidelberg University Hospital ranked among the German Top 100 in the "Medicine" category:
- 1st place: Prof. Dr. Markus W. Büchler, Medical Director of the Clinic for General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
- 5th place: Prof. Dr. Hermann Brenner, Head of the Department of Preventive Oncology at the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg (NCT) and German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
- 9th place: Prof. Dr. Andreas von Deimling, Medical Director of the Department of Neuropathology, KKE Neuropathology at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
- 15th place: Prof. Dr. Stefan Pfister, Director of the Hopp Children's Tumor Center KiTZ
- 22nd place: Prof. Dr. Werner Hacke, Senior Professor at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University, Department of Neurology and Polyclinic
- 26th place: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wick, Managing Director of the Neurological Clinic
- 39th place: Prof. John P. Neoptolemos, Department of General, Visceral and Transplant Surgery
- 47th place: Prof. Hugo A. Katus, Senior Professor at the Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University, Department of Cardiology, Angiology and Pneumology
- 82nd place: Prof. Dr. Ralf Bartenschlager, Head of the Department of Molecular Virology
- 85th place: Prof. Dr. Peter Lichter, Managing Director of the National Center for Tumor Diseases Heidelberg (NCT), Head of the Department of Molecular Genetics at German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)
- 93rd place: Prof. em. Dr. Peter P. Nawroth, former Medical Director of the Clinic for Endocrinology, Diabetology, Metabolic Diseases and Clinical Chemistry
Heidelberg experts are also among the German top 100 in other categories (please select categories via the search function).
The research.com platform was founded in 2013 as "Guide2Research" with a focus on Computer Science by Imed Bouchrika, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Souk Ahras, Algeria. The expansion to other disciplines was accompanied by the renaming of the portal to "research.com" in 2022.
More information about the ranking methodology of research.com.
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The Heidelberg University Hospital is one of the most important medical centers in Germany; the Heidelberg Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University is one of the internationally renowned biomedical research institutions in Europe. The common goal is the development of innovative diagnostics and therapies and their rapid implementation for patients. The hospital and faculty employ around 13,700 staff and are committed to training and qualification. In more than 50 clinical departments with almost 2,000 beds, approximately 80,000 patients are treated annually as full and partial inpatients and more than 1,000,000 patients are treated as outpatients. Together with the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) and German Cancer Aid, Heidelberg University Hospital has established the National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) in Heidelberg, which is the leading oncological center of excellence in Germany. In addition, Heidelberg University Hospital, together with the DKFZ and Heidelberg University, operates the Hopp Children's Tumor Center (KiTZ), a therapy and research center for oncological and hematological diseases in childhood and adolescence that is unique in Germany. The Heidelberg Curriculum Medicinale (HeiCuMed) is one of the top medical training programs in Germany. There are currently around 3,500 future physicians studying for their degrees and doctorates at the Heidelberg Medical Faculty.