World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2021

In our nine decades, Newsweek has covered all aspects of health care—scientific challenges, economic disruption, the occasional medical miracle and most of all, what these developments mean for our readers. As part of that commitment, we've partnered with Statista Inc., the global market research and consumer data firm, to rank the world's best hospitals.

Now we're expanding that expertise by looking at specialties. After the publication of the first part in September, in which we awarded the best hospitals for cardiology, oncology and endocrinology, we conclude this year's ranking with the best hospitals for neurology, gastroenterology and orthopedics. Each list includes a ranking of the 50 best global hospitals, while ranks 51 to 100/200 are sorted alphabetically. If you or a loved one needs specialized care in one of those areas, as millions of us do, you want to know which hospitals or medical centers have state-of-the-art facilities and the most knowledgeable, accomplished physicians.

Where will you have access to the best diagnosticians, highest level of care and most effective treatments? We're proud to offer our readers these independent, authoritative and reliable Newsweek/Statista rankings.

If your hospital is listed below, you can find out more about the licensing options visiting the Statista website.

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1Mayo Clinic - RochesterDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism, & Nutrition92.00%Rochester, MNUnited States
2Cleveland ClinicEndocrinology & Metabolism Institute 91.00%Cleveland, OHUnited States
3Massachusetts General HospitalEndocrinology Division88.90%Boston, MAUnited States
4Asan Medical CenterDepartment of Endocrinology and Metabolism82.60%SeoulSouth Korea
5The Johns Hopkins HospitalJohns Hopkins Comprehensive Diabetes Center80.60%Baltimore, MDUnited States
6Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoEndocrinologia80.50%MilanItaly
7Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityDivision of Endocrinology and Metabolism80.10%SeoulSouth Korea
8The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Endocrinology & Metabolism79.40%SeoulSouth Korea
9Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinMedizinische Klinik für Endokrinologie und Stoffwechselmedizin77.40%BerlinGermany
10Brigham And Women's HospitalDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension77.10%Boston, MAUnited States
11Seoul National University HospitalDepartment of Endocrinology and Metabolism76.00%SeoulSouth Korea
12New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellNaomi Berrie Diabetes Center75.90%New York, NYUnited States
13Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreService de Diabétologie74.80%ParisFrance
14Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRWHerz- und Diabeteszentrum NRW74.70%Bad OeynhausenGermany
15Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism74.60%Boston, MAUnited States
16Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronServicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición74.30%BarcelonaSpain
17Samsung Medical CenterDepartment of Endocrinology and Metabolism Medicine74.20%SeoulSouth Korea
18Mayo Clinic - PhoenixEndocrinology Department74.00%Phoenix, AZUnited States
19Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDiabetes Center73.90%Los Angeles, CAUnited States
20Addenbrooke'sWolfson Diabetes and Endocrine Clinic73.70%CambridgeUnited Kingdom
21University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineDivision of Metabolism, Endocrinology & Diabetes (MEND)73.60%Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
22Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianEndocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism73.40%Philadelphia, PAUnited States
23Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamDiabetes Centre73.30%BirminghamUnited Kingdom
24The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of Nephrology and Endocrinology73.10%TokyoJapan
25Toronto General - University Health NetworkEndocrinology Clinics72.80%TorontoCanada
26Hospital Universitario La PazServicio de Endocrinología72.80%MadridSpain
27Mount Sinai HospitalSinai Centre for Diabetes (LSCD)72.60%TorontoCanada
28Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiAmbulatori di Endocrinologia72.50%BolognaItaly
29UCSF Medical CenterUCSF Endocrinology Clinic at Parnassus72.30%San Francisco, CAUnited States
30Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleEndocrinology service71.90%MelbourneAustralia
31Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù di RomaL'Unità Operativa Complessa di Endocrinologia71.80%RomeItaly
32Hôpital Lyon Sud (HCL)Service d'Endocrinologie-Diabète-Nutrition71.80%Pierre BeniteFrance
33Diabetes Klinik Bad MergentheimDiabetes Klinik Bad Mergentheim71.30%Bad MergentheimGermany
34Vancouver General HospitalGordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre71.20%VancouverCanada
35KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of Endocrinology and Metabolism71.10%SeoulSouth Korea
36Presidio Ospedaliero MolinetteEndocrinologia, Diabetologia e Metabolismo71.00%TurinItaly
37Hospital Sirio LibanesCentro de Diabetes do Sírio-Libanês70.90%Sao PauloBrazil
38Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterGonda Diabetes Center70.90%Los Angeles, CAUnited States
39Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliEndocrinologia e Diabetologia 70.90%RomeItaly
40Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaClínic de Enfermedades Digestivas y Metabólicas70.70%BarcelonaSpain
41NYU Langone HospitalsDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism70.50%New York, NYUnited States
42Universitätsklinikum TübingenInnere Medizin IV70.40%TübingenGermany
43Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónServicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición70.30%MadridSpain
44The Mount Sinai HospitalEndocrinology Department70.20%New York, NYUnited States
45King's College HospitalEndocrinology & Diabetes Services70.20%LondonUnited Kingdom
46Emory University HospitalEndocrinology services at Emory Clinic 'A'69.80%Atlanta, GAUnited States
47University of Washington Medical CenterEndocrine Care Center69.80%Seattle, WAUnited States
48Lenox Hill HospitalDivision of Endocrinology & Metabolism69.80%New York, NYUnited States
49Guy's HospitalDiabetes and endocrinology service69.80%LondonUnited Kingdom
50Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreServicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición69.80%MadridSpain
-Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria PisanaUO Endocrinologia 1-PisaItaly
-Barnes-Jewish HospitalWashington University Diabetes Center-Saint Louis, MOUnited States
-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire - AngersDépartement d'endocrinologie-diabétologie et nutrition-AngersFrance
-CHU de BordeauxService d'endocrinologie, diabétologie et nutrition-BordeauxFrance
-Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de Endocrinología y Nutrición-PamplonaSpain
-Duke University HospitalDivision of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition-Durham, NCUnited States
-Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityDepartment of Endocrinology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Hôpital CochinService d'Endocrinologie-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Necker - Enfants maladesEndocrinologie, gynécologie et diabétologie pédiatriques-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Nord LaennecEndocrinologie, Diabétologie, Nutrition-NantesFrance
-Hôpital Saint-AntoineEndocrinologie, diabétologie et endocrinologie de la reproduction-ParisFrance
-Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinEndocrinology Department-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Ramón y CajalServicio de Endocrinología y Nutrición-MadridSpain
-Houston Methodist HospitalEndocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism-Houston, TXUnited States
-Indiana University Health Medical CenterEndocrinology & Metabolism-Indianapolis, INUnited States
-Kangbuk Samsung HospitalThe Diabetes & Vascular Center -SeoulSouth Korea
-Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetEndokrinmottagningen i Huddinge-SolnaSweden
-Korea University - Anam HospitalDepartment of Endocrinology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Krankenhaus SachsenhausenDiabetologie & Endokrinologie-Frankfurt am MainGermany
-Kyoto Medical CenterEndocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism-KyotoJapan
-Kyoto University HospitalDepartment of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Nutrition-KyotoJapan
-McGill University Health CentreDivision of Endocrinology and Metabolism-MontrealCanada
-Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie-HanoverGermany
-Northwestern Memorial HospitalDivision of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine-Chicago, ILUnited States
-Ohio State University - Wexner Medical CenterDivision of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism-Columbus, OHUnited States
-Osaka University HospitalDiabetes Center-OsakaJapan
-Oxford University HospitalsOxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism-OxfordUnited Kingdom
-Policlinico Universitario Campus Bio-MedicoEndocrinologia e Diabetologia-RomeItaly
-Royal Brisbane & Women's HospitalDepartment of Endocrinology and Diabetes-BrisbaneAustralia
-Royal Prince Alfred HospitalEndocrinology & Metabolism Centre-SydneyAustralia
-Rush University Medical CenterDivision of Endocrinology and Metabolism-Chicago, ILUnited States
-Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalDepartment of Internal Medicine for Endocrinology-SeongnamSouth Korea
-Singapore General Hospital (SGH)Diabetes & Metabolism Centre (DMC)-Singapore Singapore
-St Thomas' HospitalDiabetes and endocrinology service-LondonUnited Kingdom
-St. Luke's International HospitalEndocrinology & Metabolism Department-TokyoJapan
-Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalEndocrinology Clinic at Boswell Building-Stanford, CAUnited States
-Steno Diabetes Center CopenhagenSteno Diabetes Center Copenhagen-GentofteDenmark
-The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s HospitalEndocrinology & Metabolism-SeoulSouth Korea
-UCLA Medical Center - Santa Monica Gonda Diabetes Center-Santa Monica, CAUnited States
-Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus DresdenMedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik III-DresdenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum LeipzigKlinik und Poliklinik für Endokrinologie, Nephrologie, Rheumatologie-LeipzigGermany
-Universitätsklinikum UlmInnere Medizin I-UlmGermany
-University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterEndocrinology Services-Cleveland, OHUnited States
-University of Chicago Medical CenterEndocrinology & Metabolic Disorders-Chicago, ILUnited States
-University of Colorado HospitalUCHealth Diabetes and Endocrinology Clinic-Aurora, COUnited States
-University of North Carolina HospitalsDiabetes and Endocrinology Clinic at Meadowmont-Chapel Hill, NCUnited States
-University of Wisconsin HospitalsEndocrinology Diabetes and Metabolism-Madison, WIUnited States
-UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysideEndocrinology Services-Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
-Vanderbilt University Medical CenterDiabetes and Endocrinology-Nashville, TNUnited States
-Westmead HospitalDepartment of Diabetes and Endocrinology-SydneyAustralia


The ranking features the top 200 hospitals in both Oncology and Cardiology and the top 100 in Endocrinology, Neurology, Gastroenterology and Orthopedics. While global top hospitals are represented in multiple medical fields, leading specialized hospitals that are highly renowned in one or two specific medical fields or treatments also made it into the list in their specialization.

Hospitals which are not accessible to the public and/or are very small were excluded from the ranking since they were very unlikely to receive enough recommendations to make the final list.

The ranking is based solely on peer recommendations for specific areas of expertise from a global survey of medical professionals. Based on the underlying methodology, each list includes a ranking of the 50 best global hospitals, while ranks 51 to 100/200 are sorted alphabetically.

Download the full methodology here.

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