Top Specialized Hospitals - Orthopedics

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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RankHospitalDepartmentCityCountryPROMS
1Hospital For Special SurgeryOrthopedic ServicesNew York, NYUnited Statesx
2Mayo Clinic - RochesterDepartment of Orthopedic SurgeryRochester, MNUnited States
3The Johns Hopkins HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic SurgeryBaltimore, MDUnited States
4Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinCentrum für Muskuloskeletale ChirurgieBerlinGermany
5Istituto Ortopedico RizzoliIstituto Ortopedico RizzoliBolognaItalyx
6Schulthess KlinikOrthopädieZürichSwitzerland
7Massachusetts General HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic SurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
8Helios ENDO-Klinik HamburgOrthopädische ChirurgieHamburgGermany
9The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - StanmoreOrthopaedic Oncology UnitLondonUnited Kingdom
10Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityDepartment of Orthopedic SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
11Cleveland ClinicOrthopaedic & Rheumatologic InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
12Asan Medical CenterDepartment of Orthopedic SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
13Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment of OrthopaedicsLos Angeles, CAUnited States
14NYU Langone HospitalsDepartment of Orthopedic SurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
15Brigham And Women's HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic SurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
16Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsRothman Orthopaedics at Thomas Jefferson University HospitalPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
17AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreService de Chirugie Orthopédique et TraumatologiqueParisFrance
18Mount Sinai HospitalOrthopaedicsTorontoCanada
19Northwestern Memorial HospitalOrthopaedicsChicago, ILUnited States
20Inselspital BernOrthopädische Chirurgie und TraumatologieBernSwitzerland
21Hospital Universitario La PazTraumatología y Cirugía OrtopédicaMadridSpain
22KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of Orthopedic SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
23The Mount Sinai HospitalOrthopedicsNew York, NYUnited Statesx
24Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinOrthopedics and RheumatologySao PauloBrazil
25Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi - Gruppo San DonatoMilanItaly
26BG-Unfallklinik - Unfallkrankenhaus BerlinKlinik für Unfallchirurgie und OrthopädieBerlinGermany
27Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalOrthopaedics and Sports MedicineStanford, CAUnited States
28Vancouver General HospitalOrthopaedics Trauma Clinic - Gordon and Leslie Diamod Health Care CentreVancouverCanada
29Duke University HospitalClinical Science DepartmentsDurham, NCUnited States
30Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleOrthopaedic SurgeryMelbourneAustralia
31Seoul National University HospitalDepartment of Orthopedic SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
32Barnes-Jewish HospitalOrthopedic CareSaint Louis, MOUnited States
33AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouService de Chirurgie orthopédique et traumatologieParisFrance
34Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoCirugía Ortopédica, Traumatología y ReumatologíaSevillaSpain
35UCLA Health – Santa Monica Medical CenterOrthopaedic CenterSanta Monica, CAUnited States
36Universitätsklinik BalgristOrthopädieZürichSwitzerland
37New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellColumbia OrthopaedicsNew York, NYUnited States
38Royal Adelaide HospitalOrthopaedic clinicAdelaideAustralia
39Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de Cirugía Ortopédica y TraumatologíaPamplonaSpain
40Rush University Medical CenterOrthopedic SurgeryChicago, ILUnited States
41Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaServicio de Cirurgía Ortopédica y TraumatologiaBarcelonaSpain
42Klinik König-Ludwig-HausOrthopädische KlinikWürzburgGermanyx
43Osaka University HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic SurgeryOsakaJapan
44Jamil Haddad National Institute of Traumatology and OrthopedicsCentro Ortopédico da Criança e do AdolescenteRio De JaneiroBrazil
45UCSF Medical CenterOrthopedicsSan Francisco, CAUnited States
46Universitätsklinikum BonnKlinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und UnfallchirurgieBonnGermany
47The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Spinal SurgeryTokyoJapan
48AP-HP - Hôpital CochinService d'Orthopédie Hôpital CochinParisFrance
49Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterOrthopaedic SurgeryLos Angeles, CAUnited Statesx
50Royal Prince Alfred HospitalOrthopaedicsSydneyAustralia
51Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityOrthopedicsSeoulSouth Korea
52Royal Orthopaedic HospitalBirminghamUnited Kingdom
53Nuffield Orthopaedic CentreOxfordUnited Kingdom
54Kangbuk Samsung HospitalOrthopedicsSeoulSouth Korea
55Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterOrthopaedic SurgeryBaltimore, MDUnited States
56Lenox Hill HospitalOrthopedicsNew York, NYUnited States
57Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetVårdavdelning OrtopediSolnaSweden
58Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianOrthopaedics ProgramPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
59Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloInstituto de Ortopedia e TraumatologiaSao PauloBrazil
60John Radcliffe HospitalOrthopaedicsOxfordUnited Kingdom
61Houston Methodist HospitalOrthopedics & Sports MedicineHouston, TXUnited States
62University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineOrthopaedic SurgeryAnn Arbor, MIUnited States
63Harborview Medical CenterOrthopedic Health and Sports MedicineSeattle, WAUnited States
64Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronServei de Cirurgia Ortopèdica i TraumatologiaBarcelonaSpain
65Texas Scottish Rite Hospital For ChildrenDallas, TXUnited States
66Groupe hospitalier PellegrinUnité d'Orthopédie et traumatologie périphériqueBordeauxFrance
67Samsung Medical CenterDepartment of Orthopedic SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
68Mayo Clinic - PhoenixOrthopedic SurgeryPhoenix, AZUnited States
69Mount Sinai Beth IsraelDepartment Of OrthopedicsNew York, NYUnited States
70Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreOrthopaedic SurgeryTorontoCanada
71Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenKlinik und Poliklinik für OrthopädieMunichGermany
72Scripps Memorial Hospital La JollaOrthopedicsLa Jolla, CAUnited States
73CHU Montpellier - Hopital LapeyronieChirurgie orthopédique et TraumatologieMontpellirFrance
74University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsOrthopedics and RehabilitationIowa City, IAUnited States
75University of North Carolina HospitalsOrthopaedicsChapel HillUnited States
76University of Washington Medical CenterThe University of Washington Department of Orthopaedics and Sports MedicineSeattle, WAUnited States
77Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria CareggiOrtopediaFlorenceItaly
78Abbott Northwestern HospitalAllina Health OrthopedicsMinneapolis, MNUnited States
79Sana Kliniken SommerfeldKlinik für operative OrthopädieKremmenGermany
80Hospital for Sick ChildrenOrthopaedic SurgeryTorontoCanada
81Osaka City University HospitalOrthopedic SurgeryOsakaJapan
82Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliDipartimento di scienze dell'invecchiamento, neurologiche, ortopediche e della testa-colloRomeItaly
83Istituto Giannina GasliniOrthopedicsGenovaItaly
84Baylor University Medical CenterOrthopedicsDallas, TXUnited States
85Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterOrthopedicsHouston, TXUnited States
86Helsinki University HospitalWard K3 orthopedicsHelsinkiFinland
87Oslo UniversitetssykehusOrtopedisk klinikkOsloNorway
88A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Presidio San Salvatore CentroOrtopedia e TraumatologiaPesaroItaly
89Hospital Universitario Virgen de ValmeCirugía Ortopédica y TraumatologíaSevillaSpain
90Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireOrthopedicsEau Claire, WIUnited States
91Kyoto University HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic SurgeryKyotoJapan
92Hospital Universitari Quirón DexeusLocomotor System DepartmentBarcelonaSpain
93Emory University HospitalOrthopaedics & Spine CenterAtlanta, GAUnited States
94Istituto Clinico HumanitasHumanitas Ortho CenterMilanItaly
95St Vincent's Private - SydneyOrthopaedicsSydneyAustralia
96Universitätsklinikum JenaKlinik für Unfall-, Hand- und WiederherstellungschirurgieJenaGermany
97Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreOrthopaedic SurgeryMontrealCanada
98Hospital Quirónsalud MadridCirugía Ortopédica y TraumatologíaMadridSpain
99Cleveland Clinic Fairview HospitalOrthopedics & Total Joint ReplacementCleveland, OHUnited States
100LMU KlinikumMuskuloskelettales Universitätszentrum MünchenMunichGermanyx
101University of Wisconsin HospitalsOrthopedics and Rehabilitation MedicineMadison, WIUnited States
102CHU Strasbourg - Hôpital CivilChirurgie orthopédique et de traumatologieStrasbourgFrance
103Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage HospitalOrthopaedicsWinfield, ILUnited States
104Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)Orthopedic ClinicOttawaCanada
105Universitätsklinikum TübingenUniversitätsklinik für OrthopädieTübingenGermany
106Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergKlinik für Orthopädie und UnfallchirurgieHeidelbergGermany
107Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalOrthopedic Surgery DepartmentSeongnamSouth Korea
108Hoag Orthopedic InstituteIrvine, CAUnited States
109Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónTraumatología y Cirugía OrtopédicaMadrifSpain
110Berufsgenossenschaftliches Universitätsklinikum BergmannsheilUnfallchirurgie und OrthopädieBochumGermany
111Jewish General HospitalOrthopedic SurgeryMontrealCanada
112Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital (Wonford)Orthopaedics (Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre)ExeterUnited Kingdom
113Hôpital de la Croix-RousseService de chirurgie orthopédique et médecine du sportLyonFrance
114The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Rehabilitation MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
115Cleveland Clinic - Hillcrest HospitalOrthopaedic ServicesMayfield Heights, OHUnited States
116Universitätsmedizin GöttingenKlinik für Unfallchirurgie, Orthopädie und Plastische ChirurgieGöttingenGermany
117Universitätsklinikum MünsterKlinik für Allgemeine Orthopädie und TumororthopädieMünsterGermany
118Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterOrthopedics DivisionTel AvivIsrael
119Royal Perth Hospital - Wellington Street CampusOrthopaedicsPerthAustralia
120Changi General HospitalOrthopaedic SurgerySingaporeSingapore
121Universitätsklinikum MagdeburgOrthopädische UniversitätsklinikMagdeburgGermany
122Medizinische Hochschule HannoverOrthopädische KlinikHannoverGermany
123Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù di RomaOrtopediaRomaItaly
124Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzZentrum für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie (ZOU)MainzGermany
125Chonnam National University HospitalOrthopedic SurgeryGwangjuSouth Korea
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METHODOLOGY
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:

1. WORLDWIDE ONLINE SURVEY:
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).
2. ACCREDITATION DATA (NEW):
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.
3. PROMs SURVEY (NEW):
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%)
▸ ACCREDITATIONS/CERTIFICATIONS (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 newsweek.com. 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.