Top Specialized Hospitals - Pulmonology

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
1Mayo Clinic - RochesterPulmonary MedicineRochester, MNUnited States
2Cleveland ClinicRespiratory InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
3Massachusetts General HospitalDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineBoston, MAUnited States
4UCSF Medical CenterPulmonologySan Francisco, CAUnited States
5Royal Brompton HospitalPulmonary hypertension serviceLondonUnited Kingdom
6The Mount Sinai HospitalPulmonologyNew York, NYUnited States
7Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalChest Clinic (Pulmonology)Stanford, CAUnited States
8National Jewish HealthDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineDenver , COUnited States
9The Johns Hopkins HospitalPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineBaltimore, MDUnited States
10New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellAllergy, Immunology and PulmonologyNew York, NYUnited States
11Brigham And Women's HospitalThe Lung CenterBoston, MAUnited States
12Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterGeneral PulmonologyLos Angeles, CAUnited States
13UC San Diego Health - Jacobs Medical CenterPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineSan Diego, CAUnited States
14UCLA Health – Ronald Reagan Medical CenterDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineLos Angeles, CAUnited States
15University of Washington Medical CenterGeneral Pulmonary ClinicSeattle, WAUnited States
16Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianHarron Lung CenterPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
17Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónNeumologíaMadridSpain
18AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièrePneumologie Réanimation médicaleParisFrance
19Barnes-Jewish HospitalPulmonary ClinicSaint Louis, MOUnited States
20Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterPulmonary ServiceNew York, NYUnited States
21Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinPneumologieBerlinGermany
22University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineLung Disease and Respiratory Care (Pulmonary)Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
23Mayo Clinic - PhoenixPulmonary MedicinePhoenix, AZUnited States
24Mount Sinai HospitalLung-PulmonologyTorontoCanada
25Thoraxklinik HeidelbergPneumologie und BeatmungsmedizinHeidelbergGermany
26Asan Medical CenterPulmonology and Critical Care MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
27Samsung Medical CenterPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
28Northwestern Memorial HospitalPulmonaryChicago, ILUnited States
29AP-HP - Hôpital Bichat-Claude-BernardService de PneumologieParisFrance
30Toronto General - University Health NetworkGeneral Respirology ClinicsTorontoCanada
31MD Anderson Cancer CenterPulmonary MedicineHouston, TXUnited States
32Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreNeumologiaMadridSpain
33Seoul National University HospitalPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
34UCLA Medical Center - Santa Monica Medical CenterUCLA Respiratory Care ServicesSanta Monica, CAUnited States
35Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityPulmonologySeoulSouth Korea
36AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouService de PneumologieParisFrance
37NYU Langone HospitalsNYU Langone Pulmonology & Sleep MedicineNew York, NYUnited States
38The AlfredRespiratory ClinicMelbourneAustralia
39Mayo Clinic - JacksonvillePulmonary MedicineJacksonville, FLUnited States
40Inha University HospitalPulmonary and Critical care medicineIncheon Metropolitan CitySouth Korea
41Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and MedicineRespiratory MedicineTokyoJapan
42The University of Tokyo HospitalRespiratory MedicineTokyoJapan
43Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleRespiratory Medicine & Sleep DisordersMelbourneAustralia
44AP-HP - Hôpital Saint-LouisService de PneumologieParisFrance
45Hospital Universitario La PazNeumologíaMadridSpain
46Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterPulmonary & Critical Care MedicineBaltimore, MDUnited States
47Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClairePulmonologyEau Claire, WIUnited States
48Yale New Haven HospitalPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineNew Haven, CTUnited States
49CHU Bordeaux - Groupe hospitalier PellegrinPneumologie GénéraleBordeauxFrance
50Hospital de BarcelonaPneumologiaBarcelonaSpain
51Changi General HospitalDepartment of Sleep Medicine, Surgery & ScienceSingaporeSingapore
52Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterPulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineBoston, MAUnited States
53Royal Prince Alfred HospitalRespiratory Medicine and Sleep UnitCamperdownAustralia
54Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliPneumologiaRomaItaly
55Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsJane and Leonard Korman Respiratory InstitutePhiladelphia, PAUnited States
56Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für PneumologieHannoverGermany
57Keck Hospital of USCPulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep MedicineLos Angeles, CAUnited States
58Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalPneumologie - CliniqueMontrealCanada
59Ajou University HospitalPulmonary & Critical Care MedicineSuwon CitySouth Korea
60Rush University Medical CenterPulmonology ServicesChicago, ILUnited States
61St. Michael’s HospitalRespiratory TherapyTorontoCanada
62Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetECMO Center KarolinskaSolnaSweden
63Jewish General HospitalPneumologyMontrealCanadax
64AP-HP - Hôpital CochinService de PneumologieParisFrance
65Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiPneumologia e T.I. respiratoriaBolognaItaly
66VCH - Vancouver General HospitalPulmonary Rehabilitation ProgramsVancouverCanada
67King's College HospitalRespiratory medicineLondonUnited Kingdom
68CHUL - CHU de Québec-Université LavalService de pneumologieQuebec CityCanada
69Chung-Ang University HospitalDivision of PulmonologySeoulSouth Korea
70National University HospitalRespiratory and Critical Care MedicineSingaporeSingapore
71Cliniques universitaires Saint-LucService de PneumologieBrusselsBelgium
72Royal Papworth HospitalPulmonary Vascular Disease UnitCambridgeUnited Kingdom
73UZ Leuven - Campus GasthuisbergPneumologieLeuvenBelgium
74Freeman HospitalRespiratory servicesNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom
75Montefiore Medical CenterPulmonary MedicineBronx, NYUnited States
76KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of Respiratory MedicineSeoulSouth Korea
77Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo ForlaniniBroncopneumologia ed ipertensione polmonare arteriosa idiopaticaRomeItaly
78Universitätsklinikum LeipzigKlinik und Poliklinik für Onkologie, Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie, Pneumologie und InfektiologieLeipzigGermany
79Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoNeumología y Cirugía TorácicaSevillaSpain
80Amsterdam UMCLongziektenAmsterdamNetherlands
81Sir Ganga Ram HospitalDepartment of Chest MedicineDelhiIndia
82Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenKlinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin IMunichGermany
83UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysidePulmonary and Respiratory Services at UPMCPittsburgh, PAUnited States
84Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityPulmonologySeoulSouth Korea
85AH-HP - Hôpital Antoine BéclèreService de PneumologieClamartFrance
86Duke University HospitalLung Disease - PulmonologyDurham, NCUnited States
87Houston Methodist HospitalPulmonologyHouston, TXUnited States
88Baylor University Medical CenterPulmonary MedicineDallas, TXUnited States
89Nagoya University HospitalRespirologyNagoyaJapan
90CHU Amiens-PicardiePneumologie et réanimation respiratoireAmiensFrance
91Pennsylvania HospitalHarron Lung CenterPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
92CHU BrestLe service de pneumologieBrestFrance
93CHU StrasbourgPneumologieStrasbourgFrance
94Pusan National University HospitalPulmonologyBusanSouth Korea
95Henry Ford HospitalLung and Pulmonary Care at Henry FordDetroit, MIUnited States
96Aarhus UniversitetshospitalDepartment of Respiratory Diseases and AllergyAarhusDenmark
97Kliniken Köln gGmbH - Kinderkrankenhaus Amsterdamer StraßeKinderpneumologieKölnGermany
98Royal Hallamshire HospitalPulmonary Vascular Disease UnitSheffieldUnited Kingdom
99Foothills Medical CentrePulmonary Diagnostics UnitCalgaryCanada
100Montreal Chest Institute - McGill University Health CentreRespiratory DivisionMontrealCanada
101Aichi Medical University HospitalRespiratory Medicine and AllergologyNagakuteJapan
102Johns Hopkins All Children's HospitalPediatric Pulmonology and Cystic FibrosisSaint Petersburg, FLUnited States
103Scripps Mercy HospitalPulmonologySan Diego, CAUnited States
104Swedish Medical CenterPulmonary RehabilitationSeattle, WAUnited States
105Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisService de pneumologieLausanneSwitzerland
106Oxford University HospitalsRespiratory MedicineOxfordUnited Kingdom
107Kyoto University HospitalRespiratory MedicineKyotoJapan
108Chungnam National University HospitalDepartment of PulmonologyDaejeonSouth Korea
109Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauPneumologia I AllèrgiaBarcelonaSpain
110CHU Poitiers - La MilétrieSpécialité de pneumologiePoitiersFrance
111CHU Dijon-Bourgogne - Hopital François MitterantPneumologie Apnées Du Sommeil, Sommeil Et RespirationDijonFrance
112Hôpital Louis PradelService de pneumologieBronFrance
113Health One - Rose Medical CenterPulmonary careDenver, COUnited States
114St. Boniface HospitalInternal MedicineWinnipegCanada
115Hospital General Universitario Santa LucíaNeumologíaCartagenaSpain
116North Shore University HospitalDivision of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep MedicineManhasset, NYUnited States
117Abbott Northwestern HospitalPulmonary hypertension programMinneapolis, MNUnited States
118Policlinico Umberto IPneumologiaRomaItaly
119University of Chicago Medical CenterPulmonary and Critical Care MedicineChicago, ILUnited States
120CHU Nantes - Site Hôtel-DieuPneumologieNantesFrance
121SUNY DownstateDivision of Pulmonary and Critical Care MedicineBrooklynUnited States
122Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaPneumologyBarcelonaSpain
123Toranomon HospitalRespiratory CenterTokyoJapan
124Osaka University HospitalRespiratory MedicineSuitaJapan
125University College HospitalRespiratory MedicineLondonUnited Kingdom
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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.