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 - RochesterAdult Neurology and Neurosurgery-Rochester, MNUnited States
2Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreDépartement De Neurologie-ParisFrance
3National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery - Queen SquareNeurology-LondonUnited Kingdom
4Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinCharitéCentrum 15-BerlinGermany
5Massachusetts General HospitalDepartment of Neurology-Boston, MAUnited States
6Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo BestaNeurologico-MilanItaly
7Cleveland ClinicNeurological Institute -Cleveland, OHUnited States
8Asan Medical CenterDepartment of Neurology-SeoulSouth Korea
9The Johns Hopkins HospitalDepartment of Neurology and Neurosurgery-Baltimore, MDUnited States
10Juntendo University HospitalDepartment of Neurology-TokyoJapan
11Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergNeurologische Klinik -HeidelbergGermany
12Universitätsklinikum FreiburgKlinik für Neurologie und Neurophysiologie-FreiburgGermany
13Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalDepartment of Neurology-SeongnamSouth Korea
14Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloNeurologia-Sao PauloBrazil
15Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleNeurology service-MelbourneAustralia
16New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellNeurology & Neurosurgery Services-New York, NYUnited States
17The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Neurology-SeoulSouth Korea
18The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of Neurology-TokyoJapan
19The Mount Sinai HospitalNeurology Department-New York, NYUnited States
20Universitätsklinikum BonnKlinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie-BonnGermany
21Mayo Clinic - PhoenixNeurology and Neurosurgery-Phoenix, AZUnited States
22Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de Neurología-PamplonaSpain
23Barnes-Jewish HospitalNeurology & Neurosurgery-Saint Louis, MOUnited States
24Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzKlinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie-MainzGermany
25Hospital Universitario La PazServicio de Neurología-MadridSpain
26Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreThe Neuro-MontrealCanada
27Universitätsklinikum ErlangenNeurologische Klinik-ErlangenGermany
28Chung-Ang University HospitalNeurology Department-SeoulSouth Korea
29Universitätsklinikum TübingenNeurologische Klinik-TübingenGermany
30Samsung Medical CenterNeuroscience Center-SeoulSouth Korea
31Brigham And Women's HospitalDepartment of Neurology-Boston, MAUnited States
32Tottori University HospitalDepartment of Neurology-YonagoJapan
33Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliDipartimento di scienze dell'invecchiamento, neurologiche, ortopediche e della testa-collo-RomeItaly
34Fondazione Istituto Neurologico C. MondinoNeurologico-PaviaItaly
35Nagoya University HospitalDepartment of Neurology-NagoyaJapan
36Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianNeurology-Philadelphia, PAUnited States
37Klinikum der Universität MünchenNeurologische Klinik und Poliklinik-MunichGermany
38Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalGeneral Neurology Clinic-Stanford, CAUnited States
39Centre hospitalier universitaire LilleNeurologie-Lille CedexFrance
40Fondation RothschildService de Neurologie-ParisFrance
41National Center of Neurology and PsychiatryNeurology-TokyoJapan
42Hospital for Sick ChildrenDivision of Neurology-TorontoCanada
43Toronto General - University Health NetworkKrembil Neuroscience Centre-TorontoCanada
44Policlinico Umberto IClinica neurologia-RomeItaly
45Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenNeurologische Klinik-MunichGermany
46Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreDivision of Neurology-TorontoCanada
47Hôpital Lyon Sud (HCL)Service de neurologie clinique et fonctionnelle-Pierre BeniteFrance
48Universitätsklinikum KölnKlinik und Poliklinik für Neurologie-CologneGermany
49Universitätsspital BaselNeurologisch-Neurochirurgische Poliklinik-BaselSwitzerland
50Hospital For Special SurgeryDepartment of Neurology-New York, NYUnited States
-Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterNeurology & Neurosurgery-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire - PoitiersService de neurologie-PoitiersFrance
-CHU Grenoble - Site NordService Universitaire de Neurologie-La TroncheFrance
-Cleveland Clinic Fairview HospitalCleveland Clinic’s Neurological Institute-Cleveland, OHUnited States
-Duke University HospitalDepartment of Neurology-Durham, NCUnited States
-Emory University HospitalDepartment of Neurology-Atlanta, GAUnited States
-Fondazione Policlinico Tor VergataU.O.C. Neurologia-RomeItaly
-Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaDipartimento Neuroscienze (Neurologia e Stroke Unit)-MilanItaly
-Hanyang University Medical CenterDepartment of Neurology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Henry Ford HospitalNeuroscience Institute-Detroit, MIUnited States
-Hôpital de HautepierreHôpital de jour - Neurologie-StrasbourgFrance
-Hôpital Henri-MondorService de Neurologie-CreteilFrance
-Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephNeurologie-ParisFrance
-Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaInstituto Clínic de Neurociencias-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónServicio de Neurología-MadridSpain
-Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinNeurology-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Ramón y CajalServicio de Neurología-MadridSpain
-Hospital Sirio LibanesNeurologia-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronServicio de Neurología-BarcelonaSpain
-Houston Methodist HospitalNeurological Institute-Houston, TXUnited States
-Inselspital BernUniversitätsklinik für Neurologie-BernSwitzerland
-Istituto Clinico HumanitasNeuro Center-MilanItaly
-Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterDepartment of Neurology-Baltimore, MDUnited States
-Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetNeurologmottagningen-SolnaSweden
-Korea University - Anam HospitalDepartment of Neurology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Kyoto University HospitalDepartment of Neurology-KyotoJapan
-Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) - Cluse-RoseraieUnité des maladies neurovasculaires-GenevaSwitzerland
-Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireNeurology-Eau Claire, WIUnited States
-Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für Neurologie-HanoverGermany
-Mount Sinai HospitalClinical Neurophysiology Lab-TorontoCanada
-Northwestern Memorial HospitalNeurology-Chicago, ILUnited States
-NYU Langone HospitalsDepartment of Neurology-New York, NYUnited States
-Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoNeurologia-MilanItaly
-Presidio Ospedaliero Molinette - A.O.U. Città della Salute e della ScienzaDipartimento Neuroscienze e Salute Mentale-TurinItaly
-RKU - Universitäts- und Rehabilitationskliniken UlmNeurologische Universitätsklinik-UlmGermany
-Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterDepartment of Neurology-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Royal Prince Alfred HospitalDepartment of Neurosurgery-SydneyAustralia
-Seoul National University HospitalDepartment of Neurology-SeoulSouth Korea
-St. Luke's International HospitalNeurology Department-TokyoJapan
-St. Michael’s HospitalNeuro-Oncology-TorontoCanada
-Strong Memorial Hospital - University of RochesterDepartment of Neurology-Rochester, NYUnited States
-UCSF Medical CenterNeurology Clinic-San Francisco, CAUnited States
-Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtKlinik für Neurologie-Frankfurt am MainGermany
-Universitätsklinikum MünsterKlinik für Neurologie-MünsterGermany
-Universitätsspital ZürichKlinik für Neurologie-ZurichSwitzerland
-University College HospitalNational Hospital for Neurology and Neurosurgery-LondonUnited Kingdom
-University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterUniversity Hospitals Neurological Institute-Cleveland, OHUnited States
-University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineDepartment of Neurology-Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
-UT Southwestern Medical CenterDepartment of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics-Dallas, TXUnited States
-Yale New Haven HospitalYale New Haven Hospital Neurosciences-New Haven, CTUnited 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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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.