Department of Medicine researchers among the most cited in the world

List includes over 100 researchers from the University of Louisville
Department of Medicine researchers among the most cited in the world

Several members of the UofL Department of Medicine were the most cited researchers in the world

More than 100 University of Louisville researchers, including 24 from the UofL Department of Medicine, are among the top 2% most-cited in the world, according to a new list compiled by Stanford University and Elsevier.

"It just goes to show that we have some of the leading researchers in the world working right here at the University of Louisville," Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D., vice chair for research for the Department of Medicine said. "They are discovering new knowledge, doing impactful work, and making new medical advances to improve the lives of our patients here in Louisville and worldwide. UofL has been, and continues to be, an exemplar institution in academic medicine."

The list includes researchers whose work was the most cited — that is, referenced by another researcher — in either calendar year 2022 or over the course of their career. The list spans 22 disciplines, from business to engineering to medicine.

"Each and every day, UofL researchers are breaking ground by discovering new knowledge,” Jon Klein, M.D., Ph.D., UofL's interim executive vice president for research and innovation, said. "The citation of a scholar's work is essentially a stamp of approval that the work is important and worthwhile.

"The fact that so many of our researchers are listed among the most cited shows that knowledge is truly groundbreaking and has impact. It shows UofL research is being used to help to improve lives and expand our understanding of the world and our place in it."

Citations, when one researcher references and builds on another's work, are an important measure of success for academics. Typically, citations mean the researcher made a meaningful and original contribution to the world’s knowledge — and that their peers agree.

"The UofL Department of Medicine compassionately advocates for and improves the lives and health of the diverse Louisville community, Kentucky, and beyond through continued clinical excellence, the highest quality of medical education, and innovations in research," Kim Williams, M.D., chair of the Department of Medicine, said.

Those from the Department of Medicine who are recognized include:

Thomas Abell, M.D.Gastroenterology
Farrukh Aquil, Ph.D.Oncology/Hematology
Aruni Bhatnagar, Ph.D.Environmental Medicine
Roberto Bolli, M.D.Cardiovascular Medicine
Jeffrey Callen,M.D.Dermatology
Matthew Cave, M.D.Gastroenterology
Jason Chesney, M.D., Ph.D.Oncology/Hematology
Daniel Conklin, Ph.D.Environmental Medicine
Eugene Fletcher, M.D.Pulmonary
Bradford Hill, Ph.D.Environmental Medicine
Steven Jones, Ph.D.Environmental Medicine
Craig McClain, M.D.Gastroenterology
Stephen McClave, M.D.Gastroenterology
Michael Merchant, Ph.D.Nephrology
Donald Miller, M.D., Ph.D.Oncology/Hematology
Julio Ramirez, M.D.Infectious Diseases
Janina Ratajczak, M.D., Ph.D.Oncology/Hematology
Mariusz Ratajckak, M.D., Ph.D.Oncology/Hematology
Brad Rodu, D.D.S.Oncology/Hematology
Leah Siskind, Ph.D.Oncology/Hematology
Sucheta Telang, MBBSOncology/Hematology
Banrida Wahlang, Ph.D.Gastroenterology
Kim Williams, M.D.Cardiovascular Medicine
Stephen Winters, M.D.Endocrinology