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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1Hospital For Special SurgeryOrthopedic Care-New York, NYUnited States
2Mayo Clinic - RochesterDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery-Rochester, MNUnited States
3Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinCentrum für Muskuloskeletale Chirurgie-BerlinGermany
4Helios ENDO-Klinik HamburgOrthopädie-HamburgGermany
5Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery -SeoulSouth Korea
6Schulthess KlinikOrthopädie-ZürichSwitzerland
7The Johns Hopkins HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery-Baltimore, MDUnited States
8Massachusetts General HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery-Boston, MAUnited States
9The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital - StanmoreOrthopedic Care-StanmoreUnited Kingdom
10Hospital Universitario La Paz Traumatología y Cirugía Ortopédica-MadridSpain
11Istituto Ortopedico RizzoliOrtopedico-BolognaItaly
12Asan Medical CenterDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery-SeoulSouth Korea
13KyungHee University Medical CenterDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery-SeoulSouth Korea
14Northwestern Memorial HospitalCenter for Comprehensive Orthopaedic and Spine Care-Chicago, ILUnited States
15Brigham And Women's HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery -Boston, MAUnited States
16NYU Langone HospitalsDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery-New York, NYUnited States
17Inselspital BernOrthopädische Chirurgie und Traumatologie-BernSwitzerland
18Istituto Ortopedico Galeazzi - Gruppo San DonatoOrtopedico-MilanItaly
19BG-Unfallklinik - Unfallkrankenhaus BerlinKlinik für Unfallchirurgie und Orthopädie-BerlinGermany
20Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinOrthopedics and Rheumatology-Sao PauloBrazil
21Cleveland ClinicOrthopaedic & Rheumatologic Institute-Cleveland, OHUnited States
22Royal Adelaide HospitalOrthopaedic clinic -AdelaideAustralia
23Klinik König-Ludwig-HausOrthopädie-WürzburgGermany
24Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery-Philadelphia, PAUnited States
25Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreService de Chirugie Orthipédique et Traumatologique-ParisFrance
26Barnes-Jewish HospitalOrthopedic Care-Saint Louis, MOUnited States
27Universitätsklinikum BonnKlinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie-BonnGermany
28Royal Prince Alfred HospitalOrthopaedics-SydneyAustralia
29Vancouver General HospitalOrthopaedics Trauma Clinic-VancouverCanada
30Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoCirugía Ortopédica, Traumatología y Reumatología-SevillaSpain
31Universitätsklinik BalgristOrthopedic Care-ZürichSwitzerland
32Seoul National University HospitalDepartment of Orthopedic Surgery -SeoulSouth Korea
33Mount Sinai HospitalOrthopaedics-TorontoCanada
34Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaCirurgía Ortopédica y Traumatologia-BarcelonaSpain
35Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronServei de Cirurgia Ortopèdica i Traumatologia-BarcelonaSpain
36Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityOrthopedic Department-SeoulSouth Korea
37Sana Kliniken SommerfeldOrthopädie-KremmenGermany
38Kangbuk Samsung HospitalOrthopedics-SeoulSouth Korea
39The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery and Spinal Surgery -TokyoJapan
40Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalStanford Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine-Stanford, CAUnited States
41Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de Cirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología-PamplonaSpain
42Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouChirurgie l'orthopédie générale-ParisFrance
43Konkuk University Medical CenterOrthopaedic Surgery-SeoulSouth Korea
44Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloInstituto de Ortopedia e Traumatologia-Sao PauloBrazil
45Lenox Hill HospitalOrthopedics-New York, NYUnited States
46New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellColumbia Orthopaedics-New York, NYUnited States
47Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenKlinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie-MunichGermany
48Rush University Medical CenterOrthopedic Surgery-Chicago, ILUnited States
49John Radcliffe HospitalOrthopaedics-OxfordUnited Kingdom
50Gemeinschaftskrankenhaus Bonn - Haus St. PetrusZentrum für Orthopädie, Unfallchirurgie und Sportmedizin-BonnGermany
-Abbott Northwestern HospitalOrthopaedic institute-Minneapolis, MNUnited States
-Asklepios Orthopädische Klinik HohwaldOrthopedic Care-NeustadtGermany
-ATOS Klinik Fleetinsel GmbH & Co. KGOrthopädie-HamburgGermany
-Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria CareggiOrtopedia-FlorenceItaly
-Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment of Orthopaedics-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire -Dijon-BourgogneChirurgie Orthopédique et Traumatologique-DijonFrance
-ChristianaCareOrthopaedics-Newark, DEUnited States
-Cooper University HospitalOrthopaedics-CamdenUnited States
-Duke University HospitalDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery-Durham, NCUnited States
-Ewha Womans University Medical CenterOrthopaedic Surgery-SeoulSouth Korea
-Hôpital de la Croix-RousseService de chirurgie orthopédique et médecine du sport-LyonFrance
-Hospital do CoracaoOrtopedia-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital for Sick ChildrenOrthopaedics-TorontoCanada
-Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianOrthopaedics Program-Philadelphia, PAUnited States
-Hospital Quirónsalud MadridCirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología-MadridSpain
-Hospital Universitari de BellvitgeCirurgia Ortopèdica i Traumatologia-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital Universitari Quirón DexeusLocomotor System Department-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeCirugía Ortopédica y Traumatología-ValenciaSpain
-Houston Methodist HospitalOrthopedics & Sports Medicine-Houston, TXUnited States
-Istituto Clinico HumanitasHumanitas Ortho Center-MilanItaly
-Jamil Haddad National Institute of Traumatology and OrthopedicsOrthopedic Care-Rio De JaneiroBrazil
-Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetVårdavdelning Ortopedi-SolnaSweden
-Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireOrthopedic Services-Eau Claire, WIUnited States
-Mayo Clinic - PhoenixOrthopedic Surgery-Phoenix, AZUnited States
-Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreOrthopedics Clinic-MontrealCanada
-North Shore University HospitalDepartment of Orthopedics-Manhasset, NYUnited States
-Nuffield Orthopaedic CentreOrthopedic Care-OxfordUnited Kingdom
-Presidio Ospedaliero Molinette - A.O.U. Città della Salute e della ScienzaDipartimento Ortopedia Traumatologia e Riabilitazione-TurinItaly
-Roland KlinikRoland Klinik-BremenGermany
-Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleOrthopaedic Surgery-MelbourneAustralia
-Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital (Bolsover Street)Orthopedic Care-LondonUnited States
-Royal Orthopaedic HospitalOrthopedic Care-BirminghamUnited Kingdom
-Schön Klinik Hamburg EilbekOrthopädie-HamburgGermany
-Schön Klinik NeustadtOrthopädie-Neustadt in HolsteinGermany
-Scripps Memorial Hospital La JollaOrthopedics-La Jolla, CAUnited States
-Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalOrthopedic Surgery Department-SeongnamSouth Korea
-SoonChunHyang University Hospital - CheonanDepartment of Orthopedics-CheonanSouth Korea
-St Vincent's Private - SydneyOrthopaedic Surgery-SydneyAustralia
-Stratford General HospitalOrthopedic Clinic-StratfordCanada
-Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreDepartment of Surgery-TorontoCanada
-The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Rehabilitation Medicine-SeoulSouth Korea
-The Catholic University Of Korea - Yeouido St. Mary’s HospitalDepartment of Orthopedics -SeoulSouth Korea
-The Mount Sinai HospitalOrthopedics-New York, NYUnited States
-UCLA Medical Center - Santa Monica Orthopedics-Santa Monica, CAUnited States
-UCSF Medical CenterUCSF Orthotics & Prosthetics Center at Parnassus-San Francisco, CAUnited States
-Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus DresdenUniversitätsCentrum für Orthopädie und Unfallchirurgie-DresdenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum RegensburgKlinik und Poliklinik für Orthopädie -RegensburgGermany
-University of Iowa Hospitals and ClinicsOrthopedics and Rehabilitation-Iowa City, IAUnited States
-University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineOrthopaedic Surgery-Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
-University of Wisconsin HospitalsOrthopedics and Rehabilitation-Madison, WIUnited 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.