Top Specialized Hospitals - Neurology

World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023

As part of Newsweek's commitment to cover all aspects of health, we've again partnered with global research firm Statista to rank the world's best specialized hospitals. Last year, we looked at the best facilities in 10 specialties: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology and pediatrics. This year we are proud to expand that to 11 specialties, with the addition of urology. The ranking features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 for pediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and endocrinology and the top 125 each in gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery, urology and pulmonology. And for the second year, Newsweek and Statista have developed a list of hospitals that best avail themselves of the most advanced technologies.

The World's Best Smart Hospitals 2023 ranks the 300 facilities in 28 countries that lead in their use of AI, digital imaging, telemedicine, robotics and electronic functionalities.

We hope that you will find our rankings helpful in finding the right hospital for yourself or a loved one.

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1Mayo Clinic - RochesterNeurology and NeurosurgeryRochester, MNUnited States
2Massachusetts General HospitalDepartment of NeurologyBoston, MAUnited States
3National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery - Queen SquareLondonUnited Kingdom
4Cleveland ClinicNeurological InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
5AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreDépartement De NeurologieParisFrance
6Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinCharitéCentrum für Neurologie, Neurochirurgie und PsychiatrieBerlinGermany
7The Johns Hopkins HospitalDepartment of NeurologyBaltimore, MDUnited States
8The Mount Sinai HospitalDepartment of NeurologyNew York, NYUnited States
9Asan Medical CenterDepartment of NeurologySeoulSouth Korea
10Juntendo University HospitalDepartment of NeurologyTokyoJapan
11Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo BestaIstituto Neurologico Carlo BestaMilanItaly
12New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellNeurology & NeurosurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
13Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergNeurologische KlinikHeidelbergGermany
14UCSF Medical CenterNeurology and NeurosurgerySan Francisco, CAUnited States
15Brigham And Women's HospitalDepartment of NeurologyBoston, MAUnited States
16Mayo Clinic - PhoenixNeurology and NeurosurgeryPhoenix, AZUnited States
17Mount Sinai HospitalClinical Neurophysiology LabTorontoCanada
18Samsung Medical CenterNeuroscience CenterSeoulSouth Korea
19Universitätsklinikum FreiburgKlinik für Neurologie und NeurophysiologieFreiburgGermany
20Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment of NeurologyLos Angeles, CAUnited States
21Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleNeurology serviceMelbourneAustralia
22The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of NeurologyTokyoJapan
23Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianDepartment of NeurologyPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
24The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of NeurologySeoulSouth Korea
25Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloNeurologiaSao PauloBrazil
26Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetMottagning Neuro SolnaSolnaSweden
27Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalDepartment of NeurologySeongnamSouth Korea
28UCLA Health – Ronald Reagan Medical CenterUCLA NeurologyLos Angeles, CAUnited States
29Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalDepartment of Neurology and Neurological SciencesStanford, CAUnited States
30Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de NeurologíaPamplonaSpain
31Duke University HospitalDepartment of NeurologyDurham, NCUnited States
32Barnes-Jewish HospitalNeurology DepartmentSaint Louis, MOUnited States
33Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliDipartimento di scienze dell'invecchiamento, neurologiche, ortopediche e della testa-colloRomeItaly
34Nagoya University HospitalDepartment of NeurologyNagoyaJapan
35Hospital Universitario La PazServicio de NeurologíaMadridSpain
36Klinikum der Universität MünchenNeurologische Klinik und PoliklinikMunichGermanyx
37Seoul National University HospitalDepartment of NeurologySeoulSouth Korea
38Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoNeurologiaMilanItaly
39Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzKlinik und Poliklinik für NeurologieMainzGermany
40Universitätsklinikum BonnKlinik und Poliklinik für NeurologieBonnGermanyx
41Universitätsklinikum ErlangenNeurologische KlinikErlangenGermany
42Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreThe NeuroMontrealCanada
43Universitätsklinikum TübingenNeurologische UniversitätsklinikTübingenGermany
44Chung-Ang University HospitalNeurology DepartmentSeoulSouth Korea
45NYU Langone HospitalsDepartment of NeurologyNew York, NYUnited States
46Amsterdam UMCNeurocentrum AMCAmsterdamNetherlands
47Centre hospitalier universitaire LilleNeurologieLille CedexFrance
48Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleDepartment of NeurologyJacksonville, FLUnited States
49Fondation RothschildService de neurologieParisFrance
50Northwestern Memorial HospitalNeurologyChicago, ILUnited States
51Fondazione Istituto Neurologico C. MondinoNeurologia generalePaviaItaly
52National Center of Neurology and PsychiatryDepartment of NeurologyTokyoJapan
53Tottori University HospitalDepartment of NeurologyYonagoJapan
54Hospital For Special SurgeryDepartment of NeurologyNew York, NYUnited Statesx
55Policlinico Umberto IClinica neurologiaRomaItaly
56Emory University HospitalDepartment of NeurologyAtlanta, GAUnited States
57Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinNeurologySao PauloBrazil
58Universitätsspital BaselNeurologisch-Neurochirurgische PoliklinikBaselSwitzerland
59Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenKlinik und Poliklinik für NeurologieMunichGermany
60King's College HospitalGeneral neurologyLondonUnited Kingdom
61Universitätsklinikum KölnKlinik und Poliklinik für NeurologieCologneGermany
62Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronServicio de NeurologíaBarcelonaSpain
63Fondazione Policlinico Tor VergataU.O.C. NeurologiaRomaItaly
64Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für NeurologieHanoverGermany
65Yale New Haven HospitalYale New Haven Hospital NeurosciencesNew Haven, CTUnited States
66Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterNeurology and NeurosurgeryBaltimore, MDUnited States
67Aalborg UniversitetshospitalNeurologisk AfdelingAalborgDenmark
68Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreDivision of NeurologyTorontoCanada
69Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireNeurologyEau Claire, WIUnited States
70Toronto General - University Health NetworkKrembil Neuroscience CentreTorontoCanada
71Hôpital PurpanPôle neurosciencesToulouseFrance
72Hospital for Sick ChildrenDivision of NeurologyTorontoCanada
73Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityNeurologySeoulSouth Korea
74Hôpital Lyon Sud (HCL)Service de neurologie clinique et fonctionnellePierre BeniteFrance
75Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaInstituto Clínic de NeurocienciasBarcelonaSpain
76All India Institute of Medical Sciences - DelhiNeurologyDelhiIndia
77John Radcliffe HospitalNeurologyOxfordUnited Kingdom
78University of Chicago Medical CenterNeurology & NeurosurgeryChicago, ILUnited States
79AP-HM - Hôpital de la TimoneNeurologieMarseilleFrance
80Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónServicio de NeurologíaMadridSpain
81University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterUniversity Hospitals Neurological InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
82Rush University Medical CenterDepartment of Neurological SciencesChicago, ILUnited States
83AP-HP - Hôpital LariboisièreNeurologieParisFrance
84Ajou University HospitalNeurology DepartmentSuwon CitySouth Korea
85Hospital Clínico San CarlosServicio de NeurologíaMadridSpain
86Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephNeurologieParisFrance
87Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterDepartment of NeurologyBoston, MAUnited States
88Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaDipartimento Neuroscienze (Neurologia e Stroke Unit)MilanItaly
89Hospital Sirio LibanesNeurologiaSão PauloBrazil
90University of Washington Medical CenterDepartment of NeurologySeattle, WAUnited States
91University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineDepartment of NeurologyAnn Arbor, MIUnited States
92Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterNeuroscience InstituteHouston, TXUnited States
93Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtKlinik für NeurologieFrankfurt am MainGermany
94Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterDepartment of NeurologyNew York, NYUnited States
95University of California - Davis Medical CenterDepartment of NeurologySacramento, CAUnited States
96Kyoto University HospitalDepartment of NeurologyKyotoJapan
97University of Miami HospitalDepartment of NeurologyMiami, FLUnited States
98Groupe hospitalier PellegrinService de neurologie et unité neuro-vasculaire (UNV)BordeauxFrance
99Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalNeurologie CliniqueMontrealCanada
100Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisService de neurologieLausanneSwitzerland
101Hospital Ruber InternacionalNeurology ServiceMadridSpain
102AP-HP - Hôpital Bichat-Claude-BernardService de NeurologieParisFrance
103Baylor University Medical CenterBaylor Neuroscience CenterDallas, TXUnited States
104Henry Ford HospitalNeuroscience InstituteDetroit, MIUnited States
105Houston Methodist HospitalNeurological InstituteHouston, TXUnited States
106Inselspital BernUniversitätsklinik für NeurologieBernSwitzerland
107Hospital Ramón y CajalServicio de NeurologíaMadridSpain
108Abbott Northwestern HospitalAbbott Northwestern's Neuroscience InstituteMinneapolis, MNUnited States
109Keck Hospital of USCUSC NeurologyLos Angeles, CAUnited States
110University of Alberta HospitalNeurosciences Intensive Care UnitEdmontonCanada
111Asklepios Klinik AltonaNeurologieHamburgGermany
112KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of neurosurgerySeoulSouth Korea
113UF Health Shands HospitalNeurologyGainesville, FLUnited States
114Mount Sinai Beth IsreaelAlan and Barbara Milken Department of NeurologyNew York, NYUnited States
115Ewha Womans University Medical CenterNeurologySeoulSouth Korea
116Medanta The MedicityInstitute of NeurosciencesGurgaonIndia
117Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and MedicineNeurologyTokyoJapan
118Alberta Children's HospitalNeurogenetics ClinicCalgaryCanada
119Royal Prince Alfred HospitalNeurology and StrokeSydneyAustralia
120Kyushu University HospitalNeurologyFukuokaJapan
121Prince of Wales HospitalNeurology serviceRandwickAustralia
122VCH - Vancouver General HospitalStroke Prevention Clinic - Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care CentreVancouverCanada
123Hospital Monte SinaiNeurologiaJuiz De ForaBrazil
124St. Luke's International HospitalNeurology DepartmentTokyoJapan
125Sahlgrenska UniversitetssjukhusetNeurologimottagning SahlgrenskaGöteborgSweden
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The World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2023 ranking awards the leading hospitals worldwide in 11 medical fields: cardiology, cardiac surgery, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology, pediatrics and (for the first time) urology.
The lists are based on a global survey, to which over 40,000 medical professionals (doctors, health care professionals and hospital managers) were invited.
The ranking features the top 300 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 200 for pediatrics, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and endocrinology and the top 125 for neurology, neurosurgery, orthopedics, gastroenterology, pulmonology and urology. The list is based on three data sources:

During the survey period from July to August 2022, thousands of experts were invited to an online survey in cooperation with Newsweek. Participants were asked to recommend hospitals based on their expertise in one primary medical field (e.g., cardiology for cardiologists) and were able to choose an optional secondary area of expertise in which they are also knowledgeable (e.g., due to frequent cooperation with other medical fields).
Several accreditations/certifications have been added to the scoring model (where available). Accreditations/certifications reflect a range of structural and/or quality requirements which are now relevant for the specialized rankings.
In 2022, Newsweek and Statista, together with an expert board, designed a survey regarding the status quo of implementation and use of generic and condition specific PROMs (patient reported outcome measures) hospital settings. This survey was sent to hospitals, collecting information from them directly. Newsweek and Statista understand the importance of this topic, adding the PROMs score to the scoring model for the first time.
Hospitals that specialize in more than one medical field received specific recommendation scores for each medical field based on the respective recommendations. Therefore, one hospital can be represented in more than one list if it receives enough recommendations in each medical field (up to being represented in all 11 lists).

Scoring Model
▸ RECOMMENDATIONS FROM PEERS (primary weighted 70%, secondary weighted 30%. Total weight 92.5%)
▸ PROMs SURVEY (2.5%)

Primary recommendations from experts in each medical field account for 70% of each hospital's preliminary reputation score. Secondary recommendations from medical professionals with knowledge in more than one medical field received a weight of 30% toward the preliminary reputation score.
From July to August 2022 Statista invited over 40,000 medical professionals (mostly doctors, but also hospital managers and other health care professionals) in over 20 countries to an online survey. The survey was also promoted on Participants were invited via email.
Participants were asked to recommend hospitals in their own field of expertise and were able to recommend hospitals of a secondary field. Recommendations for their own employer/hospital were not allowed. A score was assigned to each facility based on the number of weighted recommendations.For the first time, accreditations were used as an additional element of the scoring model (where available). The following accreditations/certifications reflect a range of structural and/or quality requirements which are now relevant for the specialized rankings:

▸CARF International(Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities)
▸IAC (Intersocietal Accreditation Commission)
▸JCI (Joint Commission International)

In addition to general hospital certifications, any available accreditations/certifications relevant to specific medical fields (e.g., pediatric specialty program for pediatrics, brain injury specialty program for neurology) were used as well.
For the first time, a PROMs score has been added to the scoring model of this year's edition of the ranking. In summer 2022, Newsweek and Statista reached out to hospitals and conducted a survey about the implementation and use of PROMs.
Patient reported outcome measurements are defined as standardized, validated questionnaires completed by patients to measure their perception of their functional well-being and quality of life. The purpose of the PROMs survey is to determine the status quo of implementation of generic and condition specific PROMs in hospital settings, audits and reporting of the data, and to determine whether the PROMs data is used to optimize the care process and to support therapeutic decisions in real-time.
In cooperation with a panel of experts, a grading system for the different questions was built to determine a PROMs Score. Only hospitals which achieved a minimum of 70% (of the maximum 100% score) were eligible to be graded on the PROMs score curve.

A global board of renowned experts provided guidance and feedback in the design of the PROMs survey:
Prof. Dr. David Bates , Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Gary Kaplan, Senior Advisor and Senior Vice President, CommonSpirit Health
Prof. Dr. med. Christoph Meier, Director, Department of Internal medicine, University Hospital Zürich, Switzerland
Dr. Eyal Zimlichman, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Prof. Dr. Gregory Katz, Chair of Innovation Management & Value in Health, University of Paris Medical School, France
Dr. med. Jens Deerberg Wittram CEO, Romed Kliniken, Germany

The rankings are composed exclusively of hospitals that are eligible regarding the scope described here. A mention in the ranking is a positive recognition based on peer recommendations and publicly available data sources at the time. The ranking is the result of an elaborate process which, due to the interval of data collection and analysis, is a reflection of the last calendar year. Furthermore, events preceding or following the period August 17,2021 to August 17, 2022 and/or pertaining to individual persons affiliated/associated with the facilities were not included in the metrics. As such, the results of this ranking should not be used as the sole source of information for future deliberations. The information provided in this ranking should be considered in conjunction with other available information about hospitals or, if possible, accompanied by a visit to a facility. The quality of hospitals that are not included in the rankings is not disputed.

You can download the full methodology here.