Dr. Graham Nichol received recognition as a highly cited researcher in his field from Clarivate Analytics. His research ranks among the top one percent most cited in medicine. Clarivate Analytics tracks research across science and social science disciplines, however, the most significant portion of their research, with one-fifth of the database's total content, is in clinical medicine.
Highly cited researchers are those with global influence and impact in their work. Clarivate seeks to concentrate on research papers and the extent that have supported, inspired, or challenged other researchers. They measure the number of times a research paper is cited within a year of their publication date. Clarivate Analytics also tracks institutions that the research originated from. Univeristy of Washington made the list of institutions with most highly cited researchers.