Neurosurgery to be down 1,200 physicians by 2025

Alan Condon -  

By 2030, the shortage of physicians in the U.S. is expected to reach 121,300, with neurosurgery among the specialties anticipating a significant deficit, according to an annual report published Jan. 26 by advisory group Physicians Thrive.

Here are the 10 specialties expected to see the greatest physician deficits through 2025:

1. Cardiology: 7,080

2. Ophthalmology: 6,180

3. Orthopedic surgery: 5,050

4. Urology: 3,630

5. General surgery: 2,970

6. Cardiothoracic surgery: 1,800

7. Gastroenterology: 1,630

8. Hematology/Oncology: 1,400

9. Pulmonology: 1,400

10. Neurosurgery: 1,200

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