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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1MD Anderson Cancer CenterMD Anderson Cancer Center100.0%Houston, TXUnited States
2Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterMemorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center99.2%New York, NYUnited States
3Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteDana-Farber Cancer Institute98.0%Boston, MAUnited States
4Mayo Clinic - RochesterDepartment of Oncology97.0%Rochester, MNUnited States
5Institut Gustave RoussyInstitut Gustave Roussy93.5%VillejuifFrance
6Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinCharité Comprehensive Cancer Center90.2%BerlinGermany
7Asan Medical CenterAsan Cancer Institute89.9%SeoulSouth Korea
8The Johns Hopkins HospitalThe Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center88.3%Baltimore, MDUnited States
9Samsung Medical CenterSamsung Comprehensive Cancer Center86.9%SeoulSouth Korea
10The Princess Margaret Cancer CentreThe Princess Margaret Cancer Centre84.9%TorontoCanada
11IEO - Istituto Europeo di OncologiaIEO - Istituto Europeo di Oncologia84.6%MilanItaly
12Seoul National University HospitalSNU Cancer Hospital84.4%SeoulSouth Korea
13The Royal Marsden Hospital - LondonThe Royal Marsden Hospital - London82.2%LondonUnited Kingdom
14Hospital Universitario La PazDepartment of Oncology81.9%MadridSpain
15Fondazione IRCCSIstituto Nazionale dei Tumori81.5%MilanItaly
16National Cancer Center HospitalNational Cancer Center Hospital81.5%TokyoJapan
17Cleveland ClinicCleveland Clinic Cancer Center81.4%Cleveland, OHUnited States
18The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Oncology80.9%SeoulSouth Korea
19Universitätsklinikum KölnInnere Medizin I80.7%CologneGermany
20Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronDepartment of Oncology80.3%BarcelonaSpain
21Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinCentro de Oncologia e Hematologia Einstein Família Dayan80.1%Sao PauloBrazil
22Peter MacCallum Cancer CentrePeter MacCallum Cancer Centre80.0%MelbourneAustralia
23Massachusetts General HospitalMass General Cancer Center80.0%Boston, MAUnited States
24Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergKlinik für Hämatologie, Onkologie und Rheumatologie80.0%HeidelbergGermany
25Istituto Clinico HumanitasUnitá Medica ed Ematologia79.8%MilanItaly
26The Mount Sinai HospitalDepartment of Oncology79.5%New York, NYUnited States
27Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityDepartment of Oncology79.2%SeoulSouth Korea
28Hospital Sirio LibanesCentro de Oncologia78.7%Sao PauloBrazil
29Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfZentrum für Onkologie78.6%HamburgGermany
30A.C. Camargo Cancer CenterA.C. Camargo Cancer Center78.4%Sao PauloBrazil
31Institut CurieInstitut Curie78.4%ParisFrance
32Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterThe Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center78.2%Baltimore, MDUnited States
33Mayo Clinic - PhoenixDepartment of Oncology78.0%Phoenix, AZUnited States
34Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaReparto di Oncologia Medica 178.0%PadovaItaly
35Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de Oncología Médica77.4%PamplonaSpain
36The ChristieThe Christie77.3%ManchesterUnited Kingdom
37National Cancer CenterNational Cancer Center77.3%GoyangSouth Korea
38Hokkaido University HospitalDepartment of Oncology77.1%HokkaidoJapan
39Cancer Research Ariake HospitalCancer Research Ariake Hospital77.1%TokyoJapan
40Istituto Nazionale Tumori di Napoli - Fondazione G. PascaleIstituto Nazionale Tumori di Napoli - Fondazione G. Pascale76.9%NaplesItaly
41Keio University HospitalCancer Center76.6%TokyoJapan
42The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of Hematology and Oncology76.5%TokyoJapan
43Universitätsklinikum EssenDas Westdeutsche Tumorzentrum76.4%EssenGermany
44Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreCentre Intégré de Cancérologie76.4%ParisFrance
45Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreServicio de oncología médica76.2%MadridSpain
46Addenbrooke'sDepartment of Oncology76.2%CambridgeUnited Kingdom
47National Cancer Center Hospital EastNational Cancer Center Hospital East76.2%KashiwaJapan
48Fundación Instituto Valenciano de OncologíaFundación Instituto Valenciano de Oncología76.1%ValenciaSpain
49Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaDepartment of Hematology and Oncology75.8%MilanItaly
50Shizuoka Cancer CenterShizuoka Cancer Center75.7%NagaizumiJapan
-A.O.U. Città della Salute e della ScienzaC.A.S. Presidio Molinette-TurinItaly
-Austin Hospital - HeidelbergOlivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness & Research Centre-MelbourneAustralia
-Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Sant'AndreaU.O.C. Oncologia-RomeItaly
-Barnes-Jewish HospitalSiteman Cancer Center-Saint Louis, MOUnited States
-Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCancer Center-Boston, MAUnited States
-BP – A Beneficência Portuguesa de São PauloCentro Oncológico-Sao PauloBrazil
-Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment of Radiation Oncology-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Centre Antoine LacassagneCentre Antoine Lacassagne-NiceFrance
-Centre Léon-BérardCentre Léon-Bérard-LyonFrance
-Centres de Lutte contre le CancerCentre JEAN PERRIN-Clermont FerrandFrance
-Chiba University HospitalMedical Oncology-ChibaJapan
-Chonnam National University - Hwasun HospitalCancer Clinic-HwasunSouth Korea
-CHU Grenoble - Site NordService d'oncologie médicale-La TroncheFrance
-CHU de BordeauxPôle Cancérologie-BordeauxFrance
-City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer CenterCity of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center-Duarte, CAUnited States
-Cleveland Clinic Fairview HospitalCancer Center-Cleveland, OHUnited States
-CRLCC François BaclesseCRLCC François Baclesse-CaenFrance
-Duke University HospitalDivision of Medical Oncology-Durham, NCUnited States
-Erasmus Medisch CentrumErasmus MC Kanker Instituut-RotterdamNetherlands
-Fondazione del Piemonte per l'Oncologia - IRCCSIstituto di Candiolo-CandioloItaly
-Freeman HospitalNorthern Centre for Cancer Care-Newcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom
-Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityGangnam Severance Cancer Hospital-SeoulSouth Korea
-Guy's HospitalCancer Centre-LondonUnited Kingdom
-Hammersmith HospitalCancer Centre-LondonUnited Kingdom
-Helios Klinikum Berlin-BuchDepartment of Hema-oncology-BerlinGermany
-Hôpital Bichat - Claude-BernardService de Cancérologie-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Claude-HuriezPôle Spécialités Médicales et Oncologiques-LilleFrance
-Hôpital CochinService de Cancérologie-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouCancérologie-ParisFrance
-Hopital Hôtel-DieuDepartment of Hematology-Oncology-NantesFrance
-Hôpital Lyon Sud (HCL)L’Institut de cancérologie-Pierre BeniteFrance
-Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephOncologie – Cancérologie-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Saint-AntoineService d'oncologie-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Saint-LouisOncologie médicale-ParisFrance
-Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaMedical Oncology-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital Clínico San CarlosOncología médica-MadridSpain
-Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloInstituto do Câncer-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauMedical Oncology Service-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónServicio de Oncología Médica-MadridSpain
-Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianAbramson Cancer Center Penn Presbyterian-Philadelphia, PAUnited States
-Hospital Oswaldo CruzCentro Especializado em Oncologia-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Ramón y CajalServicio de Oncología Médica-MadridSpain
-Hospital Ruber InternacionalOncología-MadridSpain
-Hospital Santa CatarinaOncology Center-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Universitari de BellvitgeInstitut Català d'Oncologia-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital Universitario HM Montepríncipe​Servicios Cardiología Clínica-MadridSpain
-Hospital Universitario Puerta de HierroOncología Médica-MajadahondaSpain
-Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoCartera de Servicios de Oncología Médica y Radioterápica-SevillaSpain
-Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeDepartment of Oncology-ValenciaSpain
-Houston Methodist HospitalHouston Methodist Cancer Center-Houston, TXUnited States
-I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Oncologico VenetoI.R.C.C.S. Istituto Oncologico Veneto-PadovaItaly
-Indiana University Health Medical CenterCancer Care-Indianapolis, INUnited States
-Inselspital BernUniversity Cancer Center Inselspital (UCI)-BernSwitzerland
-Institut BergoniéComprehensive Cancer Center-BordeauxFrance
-Institut de Cancerologie de LorraineInstitut de Cancerologie de Lorraine-NancyFrance
-Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest Paul PapinInstitut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest Paul Papin-AngersFrance
-Institut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest René GauducheauInstitut de Cancérologie de l'Ouest René Gauducheau-St. HerblainFrance
-Institut Mutualiste MontsourisDépartement d’Oncologie Médicale-ParisFrance
-Institut Paoli-CalmettesInstitut Paoli-Calmettes-MarseilleFrance
-Institut Régional du CancerInstitut Régional du Cancer-MontpellierFrance
-Instituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao PauloInstituto do Cancer do Estado de Sao Paulo-Sao PauloBrazil
-IUCT OncopoleMedical Oncology Department-ToulouseFrance
-John Radcliffe HospitalOxford Cancer and Haematology Centre-OxfordUnited Kingdom
-Kameda Medical CenterDepartment of Medical oncology-KamogawaJapan
-Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetCancer Theme-SolnaSweden
-Keck Hospital of USCUSC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Kliniken Essen-Mitte - Standort Essen-HuttropKlinik für Internistische Onkologie & Hämatologie-EssenGermany
-Klinikum der Universität MünchenMedizinische Klinik III-MunichGermany
-Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenInnere Medizin III-MunichGermany
-Konkuk University Medical CenterCancer Services-SeoulSouth Korea
-Korea Cancer Center HospitalKorea Cancer Center Hospital-SeoulSouth Korea
-Korea University - Anam HospitalOncology and Hematology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Korea University - Guro HospitalDepartment of Oncology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Kurashiki Central HospitalDepartment of Hematology/Oncology-KurashikiJapan
-Kyoto University HospitalDepartment for Hematology and Oncology-KyotoJapan
-KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of Medical Oncology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Kyushu University HospitalDepartment of Medical Oncology, Hematology and Infectious Diseases-FukuokaJapan
-Leeds General InfirmaryLeeds Cancer Centre-LeedsUnited Kingdom
-Martini-Klinik am UKEProstatakrebszentrum-HamburgGermany
-Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleCancer Center-Jacksonville, FLUnited States
-MD Anderson Cancer Center - MadridMD Anderson Cancer Center - Madrid-MadridSpain
-Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für Hämatologie, Hämostaseologie, Onkologie und Stammzelltransplantation-HanoverGermany
-Moffitt Cancer CenterMoffitt Cancer Center-Tampa, FLUnited States
-Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreCedars Cancer Centre-MontrealCanada
-National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)National Cancer Centre Singapore (NCCS)-Singapore Singapore 
-National Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer CenterNational Hospital Organization Kyushu Cancer Center-FukuokaJapan
-New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellCancer Care-New York, NYUnited States
-Northwestern Memorial HospitalDivision of Hematology and Oncology-Chicago, ILUnited States
-Nuffield Health - Cambridge HospitalCancer Services-CambridgeUnited Kingdom
-NYU Langone HospitalsDivision of Hematology & Medical Oncology-New York, NYUnited States
-Ohio State UniversityThe James Comprehensive Cancer Cener-Columbus, OHUnited States
-OHSU HospitalKnight Cancer Institute-Portland, ORUnited States
-Okayama University HospitalDepartment of Hematology and Oncology-OkayamaJapan
-Osaka Medical College HospitalCancer Center-TakatsukiJapan
-Osaka University HospitalDepartment of Hematology and Oncology-OsakaJapan
-Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoUnità Clinica Oncologia medica-MilanItaly
-Policlinico Umberto ID.A.I. Ematologia, Oncologia e Dermatologia-RomeItaly
-Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliComprehensive Cancer Center-RomeItaly
-Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamCancer Centre-BirminghamUnited Kingdom
-Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterBeverly Hills Cancer Care-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Roswell Park Cancer InstituteRoswell Park Cancer Institute-Buffalo, NYUnited States
-Royal Brisbane & Women's HospitalCancer care services-BrisbaneAustralia
-Royal Prince Alfred HospitalCancer Services-SydneyAustralia
-Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalDivision of Hematology & Medical Oncology-SeongnamSouth Korea
-St George's HospitalCancer Centre-LondonUnited Kingdom
-St Mary's HospitalCancer Services-LondonUnited Kingdom
-St. Bartholomew's HospitalBarts Cancer Centre-LondonUnited Kingdom
-St. Luke's International HospitalMedical Oncology Department-TokyoJapan
-Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalCancer Center-Stanford, CAUnited States
-Strong Memorial Hospital - University of RochesterWilmot Cancer Institute-Rochester, NYUnited States
-Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreOdette Cancer Centre-TorontoCanada
-Teine Keijinkai HospitalOncology Center-SapporoJapan
-The AlfredWilliam Buckland Cancer Centre-MelbourneAustralia
-The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Radiation Oncology-SeoulSouth Korea
-The Clatterbridge Cancer CenterThe Clatterbridge Cancer Center-WirralUnited Kingdom
-The Royal Marsden Hospital - SurreyThe Royal Marsden Hospital - Surrey-SuttonUnited Kingdom
-The Royal Victoria Hospital - McGill University Health CentreCedars Cancer Centre-MontrealCanada
-Thoraxklinik HeidelbergThoraxonkologie-HeidelbergGermany
-Tohoku University HospitalCancer Center-SendaiJapan
-Tokyo Medical And Dental University - Medical HospitalDepartment of Clinical Oncology-TokyoJapan
-Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome HospitalDepartment of Oncology-TokyoJapan
-Toranomon HospitalDepartment of Medical Oncology-TokyoJapan
-UCLA Medical Center - Santa Monica Oncology Unit-Santa Monica, CAUnited States
-UCSF Medical CenterDivision of Oncology-San Francisco, CAUnited States
-Universitätsklinikum BonnMedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik III-BonnGermany
-Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus DresdenNationales Centrum für Tumorerkrankungen Dresden (NCT/UCC)-DresdenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum DüsseldorfKlinik für Hämatologie, Onkologie und Klinische Immunologie-DüsseldorfGermany
-Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtHämatologie/Medizinische Onkologie-Frankfurt am MainGermany
-Universitätsklinikum FreiburgInnere Medizin I-FreiburgGermany
-Universitätsklinikum JenaAbteilung für Hämatologie und Internistische Onkologie-JenaGermany
-Universitätsklinikum LeipzigUniversitäres Krebszentrum Leipzig-LeipzigGermany
-Universitätsklinikum MünsterMedizinische Klinik A-MünsterGermany
-Universitätsklinikum RegensburgComprehensive Cancer Center Ostbayern (CCCO)-RegensburgGermany
-Universitätsklinikum Schleswig-Holstein - Campus LübeckUniversitäres Cancer Center Lübeck (UCCL)-LübeckGermany
-Universitätsklinikum TübingenInnere Medizin II-TübingenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum UlmKlinik für Innere Medizin III-UlmGermany
-Universitätsklinikum WürzburgOnkologisches Zentrum Würzburg (OZW)-WürzburgGermany
-Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzOnkologisches Zentrum-MainzGermany
-Universitätsmedizin GöttingenKlinik für Hämatologie und Medizinische Onkologie-GöttingenGermany
-Universitätsspital ZürichComprehensive Cancer Center Zürich-ZurichSwitzerland
-University Hospital Of WalesCancer services-CardiffUnited Kingdom
-University Hospital, Kyoto Prefectural University of MedicineDepartment of Hematology and Oncology-KyotoJapan
-University of Chicago Medical CenterCancer Center-Chicago, ILUnited States
-University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineDivision of Hematology and Oncology-Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
-University of North Carolina HospitalsDivision of Hematology and Oncology-Chapel Hill, NCUnited States
-University of Washington Medical CenterDivision of Oncology-Seattle, WAUnited States
-University of Wisconsin HospitalsCarbone Cancer Center-Madison, WIUnited States
-UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysideUPMC Hillman Cancer Center-Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
-Vanderbilt University Medical CenterVanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center-Nashville, TNUnited States
-Westmead HospitalThe Crown Princess Mary Cancer Centre-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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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.