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 Gastroenterology and Hepatology-Rochester, MNUnited States
2The Mount Sinai HospitalDigestive Diseases - Gastroenterology-New York, NYUnited States
3Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliInternal Medicine and Gastroenterology -RomeItaly
4Massachusetts General HospitalDigestive Healthcare Center-Boston, MAUnited States
5Cleveland ClinicDigestive Disease & Surgery Institute -Cleveland, OHUnited States
6Asan Medical CenterDepartment of Gastroenterology-SeoulSouth Korea
7King's College HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology-LondonUnited Kingdom
8Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinMedizinische Klinik für Gastroenterologie, Infektiologie und Rheumatologie-BerlinGermany
9The Johns Hopkins HospitalDivision of Gastroenterology & Hepatology-Baltimore, MDUnited States
10Toronto General - University Health NetworkPrincess Margaret Cancer Centre (Gastrointestinal Clinic )-TorontoCanada
11New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellCenter for Digestive Diseases-New York, NYUnited States
12Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinEinstein Gastroenterology-Sao PauloBrazil
13Istituto Clinico HumanitasGastroenterologia clinica-MilanItaly
14St Mark's Hospital Department of Gastroenterology-HarrowUnited Kingdom
15The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology-SeoulSouth Korea
16Samsung Medical CenterDivision of Gastroenterology-SeoulSouth Korea
17Universitätsklinikum DüsseldorfKlinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Infektiologie-DüsseldorfGermany
18John Radcliffe HospitalOxford Clinical and Academic Gastroenterology-OxfordUnited Kingdom
19Universitätsklinikum EssenKlinik für Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie-EssenGermany
20Hospital Oswaldo CruzGastroclínica-Sao PauloBrazil
21Universitätsklinikum des SaarlandesKlinik für Innere Medizin II-HomburgGermany
22Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de Digestivo-PamplonaSpain
23Emory University HospitalEmory Clinic Gastroenterology-Atlanta, GAUnited States
24Klinikum der Universität AugsburgIII. Medizinische Klinik-AugsburgGermany
25Hospital Ramón y CajalServicio de Gastroenterología y Hepatología-MadridSpain
26University of Chicago Medical CenterSection of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition-Chicago, ILUnited States
27UCSF Medical CenterGastroenterology at Parnassus-San Francisco, CAUnited States
28Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalDigestive Health Center (General Gastroenterology Clinic)-Stanford, CAUnited States
29Mayo Clinic - PhoenixDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology-Phoenix, AZUnited States
30Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamCentre for Rare Diseases-BirminghamUnited Kingdom
31Northwestern Memorial HospitalGastroenterology-Chicago, ILUnited States
32Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterDigestive Disease Center-Boston, MAUnited States
33Universitätsklinikum BonnMedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I -BonnGermany
34Universitätsmedizin GöttingenKlinik für Gastroenterologie, gastrointestinale Onkologie und Endokrinologie-GöttingenGermany
35Korea University - Anam HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology-SeoulSouth Korea
36Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaU.O.C. Gastroenterologia-PadovaItaly
37Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiAmbulatorio divisionale di gastroenterologia-BolognaItaly
38Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoDepartamento de Aparato Digestivo-SevillaSpain
39St. Michael’s HospitalDivision of Gastroenterology-TorontoCanada
40Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronEl Servicio del Aparato Digestivo -BarcelonaSpain
41University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineDivision of Gastroenterology and Hepatology-Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
42Universitätsklinikum RWTH AachenMedizinische Klinik III-AachenGermany
43Royal Free HospitalCentre for Gastroenterology-LondonUnited Kingdom
44St Thomas' HospitalGastroenterology and Hepatology-LondonUnited Kingdom
45Royal Prince Alfred HospitalGastroenterology-SydneyAustralia
46Brigham And Women's HospitalDivision of Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Endoscopy-Boston, MAUnited States
47Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaDipartimento Medico Polispecialistico-MilanItaly
48Amsterdam UMCGastroenterology and Hepatology-AmsterdamNetherlands
49Seoul National University HospitalDivision of Gastroenterology -SeoulSouth Korea
50University College HospitalGastrointestinal Services Division-LondonUnited Kingdom
-Addenbrooke'sGastroenterology Department-CambridgeUnited Kingdom
-Adventhealth OrlandoDigestive Care -Orlando, FLUnited States
-Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria PisanaUO Gastroenterologia-PisaItaly
-Barnes-Jewish HospitalDigestive Diseases-Saint Louis, MOUnited States
-Basingstoke and North Hampshire HospitalGastroenterology and Hepatology-BasingstokeUnited Kingdom
-Bristol Royal InfirmaryGastrointestinal and Liver services-BristolUnited Kingdom
-Cleveland Clinic - FloridaDepartment of Gastroenterology-Weston, FLUnited States
-Helios Klinikum Berlin-BuchInnere Medizin und Gastroenterologie-BerlinGermany
-Hokkaido University HospitalGastroenterology and Hematology-HokkaidoJapan
-Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouService d'Hépato-gastro-entérologie et endoscopies digestives-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephService d’hépato gastroentérologie et d’endoscopie digestive-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Saint-AndréService d'Hépato-Gastroentérologie et Oncologie digestive-BordeauxFrance
-Hôpital Saint-AntoineService : Hépato-gastro-entérologie-ParisFrance
-Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaInstituto Clínic de Enfermedades Digestivas y Metabólicas-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloDepartamento de Gastroenterologia-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital do CoracaoGastroenterologia-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónEl Servicio del Aparato Digestivo -MadridSpain
-Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianDivision of Gastroenterology-Philadelphia, PAUnited States
-Hospital Quirónsalud MadridAparato Digestivo - Gastroenterología-MadridSpain
-Hospital SamaritanoNúcleo de Gastroenterologia -Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Sirio LibanesNúcleo de Doenças Inflamatórias Intestinais-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreEl Servicio del Aparato Digestivo -MadridSpain
-Hospital Universitario La PazGastroenterología y nutrición-MadridSpain
-Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeDepartamento de Gastroenterología-ValenciaSpain
-Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsJefferson Digestive Health Institute-Philadelphia, PAUnited States
-Juntendo University HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology-TokyoJapan
-Kangbuk Samsung HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Keck Hospital of USCUSC Digestive Health Center-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Konkuk University Medical CenterDigestive Diseases Center-SeoulSouth Korea
-KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of Gastroenterology and Hepatology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für Gastroenterologie, Hepatologie und Endokrinologie-HanoverGermany
-NYU Langone HospitalsDivision of Gastroenterology & Hepatology-New York, NYUnited States
-Policlinico di ModenaDipartamento di gastroenterologia-ModenaItaly
-Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterMelvin & Bren Simon Digestive Diseases Center-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleGastroeterology and Hepatology service-MelbourneAustralia
-Rush University Medical CenterSection of Gastroenterology-Chicago, ILUnited States
-Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityDivision of Gastroenterology-SeoulSouth Korea
-St Vincent’s Hospital - DarlinghurstDepartment of Gastroenterology-SydneyAustralia
-Teine Keijinkai HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology-SapporoJapan
-The AlfredGeneral Gastroenterology Clinic-MelbourneAustralia
-The Royal London HospitalCentre for Digestive Diseases-LondonUnited Kingdom
-The Royal Victoria Hospital - McGill University Health CentreDivision of Gastroenterology & Hepatology-MontrealCanada
-The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of Gastroenterology-TokyoJapan
-Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtMedizinische Klinik 1-Frankfurt am MainGermany
-Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfI. Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik-HamburgGermany
-Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergKlinik für Gastroenterologie, Infektionen, Vergiftungen-HeidelbergGermany
-Universitätsklinikum JenaKlinik für Innere Medizin IV-JenaGermany
-Universitätsklinikum TübingenMedizinische Klinik - Innere Medizin I-TübingenGermany
-Universitätsspital ZürichKlinik für Gastroenterologie und Hepatologie-ZurichSwitzerland
-UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysideDigestive Disorders Center-Pittsburgh, PAUnited States


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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Global Board of Medical Experts:

The global board of medical experts was founded by Statista to support the World's Best Hospital Project. The board is an independent body that is tasked with the continuous development of the quality and scope of the project. Current members of the board of experts are listed here.