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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1Cleveland ClinicMiller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute99.50%Cleveland, OHUnited States
2Mayo Clinic - RochesterDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine99.30%Rochester, MNUnited States
3Brigham And Women's HospitalHeart & Vascular Center92.90%Boston, MAUnited States
4Massachusetts General HospitalCorrigan Minehan Heart Center 92.70%Boston, MAUnited States
5The Mount Sinai HospitalMount Sinai Heart91.20%New York, NYUnited States
6The Johns Hopkins HospitalHeart and Vascular Institute90.90%Baltimore, MDUnited States
7Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterSmidt Heart Institute89.80%Los Angeles, CAUnited States
8New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellNewYork-Presbyterian Heart89.70%New York, NYUnited States
9Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergKrehl Klinik (Innere Medizin III)89.50%HeidelbergGermany
10Royal Brompton HospitalRoyal Brompton Hospital87.60%LondonUnited Kingdom
11Hospital Universitario La PazCardiología87.20%MadridSpain
12Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreDépartement de Cardiologie86.40%ParisFrance
13National Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterNational Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center86.30%SuitaJapan
14NYU Langone HospitalsCardiology and Heart Surgery86.00%New York, NYUnited States
15Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianPrimary Cardiology85.70%Philadelphia, PAUnited States
16Helios KlinikenHerzzentrum Leipzig85.40%LeipzigGermany
17University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineFrankel Cardiovascular Center83.90%Ann Arbor, MIUnited States
18Universitätsspital ZürichUniversitäres Herzzentrum Zürich83.40%ZurichSwitzerland
19Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRWKlinik für Allgemeine und Interventionelle Kardiologie83.30%Bad OeynhausenGermany
20Duke University HospitalDivision of Cardiology83.30%Durham, NCUnited States
21Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinCharitéCentrum 11 für Herz-, Kreislauf- und Gefäßmedizin82.60%BerlinGermany
22Centro Cardiologico MonzinoCentro Cardiologico Monzino82.50%MilanItaly
23Instituto do Coração (InCor)Instituto do Coração (InCor)82.20%Sao PauloBrazil
24The Prince Charles HospitalHeart and Lung Clinic81.90%BrisbaneAustralia
25Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoCardiologia81.80%MilanItaly
26Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinKlinik für Innere Medizin – Kardiologie81.70%BerlinGermany
27Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiCardiologia81.60%BolognaItaly
28Stanford Health CareGeneral Cardiology81.50%Stanford, CAUnited States
29University of Chicago Medical CenterHeart & Vascular Center81.30%Chicago, ILUnited States
30Policlinico San Donato - Gruppo San DonatoCardiologia81.00%MilanItaly
31Inselspital BernUniversitätsklinik für Kardiologie80.90%BernSwitzerland
32Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouService de Cardiologie80.80%ParisFrance
33Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónCardiología80.60%MadridSpain
34Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinCardiologia79.40%Sao PauloBrazil
35Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetHeart & Vascular Theme79.20%SolnaSweden
36Asan Medical CenterDepartment of Cardiology79.20%SeoulSouth Korea
37Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterTexas Heart Institute79.10%Houston, TXUnited States
38Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaCardiology and Cardiovascular Institute79.10%BarcelonaSpain
39Universitätsmedizin DresdenHerzzentrum der Universitätsmedizin Dresden79.00%DresdenGermany
40Hospital Sirio LibanesCentro de Cardiologia78.80%Sao PauloBrazil
41Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für Kardiologie und Angiologie78.70%HanoverGermany
42Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterHeart and Vascular Institute78.70%Baltimore, MDUnited States
43Instituto Dante Pazzanese de CardiologiaInstituto Dante Pazzanese de Cardiologia78.50%Sao PauloBrazil
44Sheba Medical CenterOlga & Lev Leviev Heart Center78.40%Ramat GanIsrael
45Monash Medical Centre - ClaytonMonashHeart78.20%MelbourneAustralia
46Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical CenterCardiovascular Center77.80%Los Angeles, CAUnited States
47Universitätsmedizin GöttingenHerzzentrum der Universitätsmedizin Göttingen77.70%GöttingenGermany
48Northwestern Memorial HospitalDivision of Cardiology77.70%Chicago, ILUnited States
49Mayo Clinic - PhoenixDepartment of Cardiology77.60%Phoenix, AZUnited States
50Sakakibara Heart InstituteSakakibara Heart Institute77.60%TokyoJapan
-Aarhus UniversitetshospitalDepartment of Cardiology-AarhusDenmark
-Abbott Northwestern HospitalMinneapolis Heart Institute-Minneapolis, MNUnited States
-Amsterdam UMCHartcentrum-AmsterdamNetherlands
-Akademiska SjukhusetHjärtmottagningen-UppsalaSweden
-Albertinen-KrankenhausAlbertinen Herz- und Gefäßzentrum-HamburgGermany
-Apollo Hospital - ChennaiApollo Heart Centre-ChennaiIndia
-Arcispedale Sant'AnnaCardiologia-FerraraItaly
-Asklepios Klinik St. GeorgKardiologie-HamburgGermany
-Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaCardiologia-PadovaItaly
-Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria PisanaCardiotoraco vascolare-PisaItaly
-Bangkok HospitalBangkok Heart Hospital-BangkokThailand
-Barnes-Jewish HospitalHeart Center-Saint Louis, MOUnited States
-Baylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital PlanoBaylor Scott and White The Heart Hospital Plano-Plano, TXUnited States
-Baylor University Medical CenterDepartment of Cardiology-Dallas, TXUnited States
-Beaumont Hospital Royal OakHeart and Vascular Group-Royal Oak, MIUnited States
-Beaumont Hospital TroyCardiology Department-Troy, MIUnited States
-Centre Hospitalier Universitaire -Dijon-BourgogneCardiologie Générale-DijonFrance
-Chiba University HospitalCardiovascular Medicine-ChibaJapan
-Cleveland Clinic - FloridaRobert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiology-Weston, FLUnited States
-Cleveland Clinic Fairview HospitalHeart Center-Cleveland, OHUnited States
-Clinica Universidad de NavarraCardiología-PamplonaSpain
-Clinique Chirurgical Ambroise PareCardiologie et vasculaire-Neuilly Sur SeineFrance
-Clinique Saint-AugustinCardiologie-BordeauxFrance
-Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical CenterHeart and Vascular Center-Lebanon, NHUnited States
-Deutsches Herzzentrum München des Freistaates BayernKlinik für Herz- und Kreislauferkrankungen-MunichGermany
-Emory Saint Joseph's HospitalHeart & Vascular Care-Atlanta, GAUnited States
-Emory University HospitalCardiac Care-Atlanta, GAUnited States
-Gleneagles HospitalCardiology-Singapore Singapore
-Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaCardiothoracovascular Department-MilanItaly
-Groupe hospitalier PellegrinL'antenne de cardiologie de Pellegrin-BordeauxFrance
-Hadassah Ein Kerem HospitalHadassah Hospital Heart Institute-JerusalemIsrael
-Harefield HospitalHarefield Hospital-UxbridgeUnited Kingdom
-Hirslanden Klinik Im ParkHerzgefässmedizin -ZürichSwitzerland
-Hokkaido University HospitalCardiovascular Medicine-HokkaidoJapan
-Hôpital Bichat - Claude-BernardService de Cardiologie-ParisFrance
-Hôpital Central - NancyCardiologie & vasculaire-NancyFrance
-Hôpital de la TimoneCardiologie, maladies coronaires-MarseilleFrance
-Hopital Haut-LevequeHôpital cardiologique-PessacFrance
-Hôpital Henri-MondorService cardiologie-CreteilFrance
-Hôpital Jean MinjozCardiologie-BesanconFrance
-Hôpital Louis PradelCardiologie-BronFrance
-Hôpital Marie LannelongueChirurgie cardiaque & cardiologie de l’adulte-Le Plessis RobinsonFrance
-Hôpital Paris Saint-JosephCardiologie-ParisFrance
-Hopital Prive Jacques CartierInstitut Cardiovasculaire Paris Sud-MassyFrance
-Hôpital PurpanCardiologie-ToulouseFrance
-Hospital Clínico San CarlosCardiología-MadridSpain
-Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant PauServicio de Cardiología-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital do CoracaoCardiologia-Sao PauloBrazil
-Hospital Pro CardiacoCardiologia-Rio De JaneiroBrazil
-Hospital Ramón y CajalCardiología Adultos-MadridSpain
-Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronCardiología-BarcelonaSpain
-Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreCardiología-MadridSpain
-Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoCardiología y Cirugia Cardiovascular-SevillaSpain
-Hospital Universitario y Politécnico la FeServicio de Cardiología-ValenciaSpain
-Houston Methodist HospitalDepartment of Cardiology -Houston, TXUnited States
-Institut Mutualiste MontsourisCardiologie & Rythmologie-ParisFrance
-Istituto Clinico HumanitasHumanitas Cardio Center-MilanItaly
-Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsJefferson Heart Institute-Philadelphia, PAUnited States
-Jewish General HospitalCardiovascular Intensive Care Unit-MontrealCanada
-John Radcliffe HospitalCardiology Ward-OxfordUnited Kingdom
-Keck Hospital of USCCardiology / Heart Health-Los Angeles, CAUnited States
-Kerckhoff-KlinikHerzzentrum-Bad NauheimGermany
-Klinik Hirslanden ZürichHerzZentrum Hirslanden Zürich-ZurichSwitzerland
-Klinikum der Universität MünchenMedizinische Klinik und Poliklinik I (Kardiologie)-MunichGermany
-Klinikum LudwigsburgKlinik für Innere Medizin, Kardiologie, Nephrologie und internistische Intensivmedizin-LudwigsburgGermany
-Klinikum rechts der Isar der Technischen Universität MünchenInnere Medizin I: Kardiologie-MunichGermany
-Kobe City Medical Center General HospitalCardiovascular Medicine-KobeJapan
-Korea University - Anam HospitalDepartment of Cardiology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Kurashiki Central HospitalDepartment of Cardiology-KurashikiJapan
-Kyoto University HospitalCardiovascular Medicine-KyotoJapan
-Les Hôpitaux Universitaires de Genève (HUG) - Cluse-RoseraieCardiologie-GenevaSwitzerland
-Liverpool Heart and Chest HospitalCardiology-LiverpoolUnited Kingdom
-Medanta The MedicityHeart Institute-GurgaonIndia
-MedStar Washington Hospital CenterMedStar Heart & Vascular Institute-Washington, DCUnited States
-Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical CenterHeart & Vascular Institute-Houston, TXUnited States
-Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreDivision of Cardiology-MontrealCanada
-Mount Elizabeth Hospital - OrchardCardiac Centre-Singapore Singapore
-Mount Sinai HospitalCardiology-TorontoCanada
-Narayana Bengaluru - Institute of Cardiac SciencesNarayana Bengaluru - Institute of Cardiac Sciences-BangaloreIndia
-Nippon Medical School HospitalDepartment of Cardiology-TokyoJapan
-North Shore University HospitalSandra Atlas Bass Heart Hospital-Manhasset, NYUnited States
-NYU Winthrop HospitalGeneral Cardiology-Mineola, NYUnited States
-Oklahoma Heart HospitalOklahoma Heart Hospital-Oklahoma City, OKUnited States
-Osaka University HospitalCardiovascular Medicine-OsakaJapan
-Oslo UniversitetssykehusKardiologisk avdeling-OsloNorway
-Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIIICardiologia-BergamoItaly
-Policlinico Universitario A. GemelliCardiologia-RomeItaly
-Policlinico Universitario Campus Bio-MedicoCardiologia-RomeItaly
-Rhön-Klinikum Campus Bad NeustadtKlinik für Kardiologie -Bad Neustadt an der SaaleGermany
-Rigshospitalet - KøbenhavnHjertecentret-CopenhagenDenmark
-Royal Brisbane & Women's HospitalCardiology-BrisbaneAustralia
-Royal Free HospitalCardiology-LondonUnited Kingdom
-Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleCardiology-MelbourneAustralia
-Royal Papworth HospitalCardiology Services-CambridgeUnited Kingdom
-Royal Prince Alfred HospitalCardiology-SydneyAustralia
-Sahlgrenska UniversitetssjukhusetVerksamhet Kardiologi-GothenburgSweden
-Samsung Medical CenterDepartment of Cardiology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Schüchtermann-KlinikKardiologie-Bad RothenfeldeGermany
-Scripps Memorial Hospital La JollaSulpizio Cardiovascular Center-La Jolla, CAUnited States
-Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalCardiology-SeongnamSouth Korea
-Seoul National University HospitalCardiology-SeoulSouth Korea
-Singapore General Hospital (SGH)National Heart Centre Singapore-Singapore Singapore
-Sint Antonius ZiekenhuisCardiologie-NieuwegeinNetherlands
-Skånes Universitetssjukhus - LundHjärtmottagning Lund-LundSweden
-St Vincent’s Hospital - DarlinghurstCardiology-SydneyAustralia
-St. Bartholomew's HospitalBarts Heart Centre-LondonUnited Kingdom
-St. Luke's Hospital of Kansas CitySaint Luke's Mid America Heart Institute-Kansas City, MOUnited States
-St. Luke's International HospitalCardiovascular Center-TokyoJapan
-St. Michael’s HospitalHeart & Vascular Program-TorontoCanada
-St. Vincent Heart Center of IndianaSt. Vincent Heart Center of Indiana-Indianapolis, INUnited States
-Tampere University HospitalTampere Heart Hospital-TampereFinland
-Tel-Aviv Sourasky Medical CenterDivision of Cardiology-Tel AvivIsrael
-The AlfredCardiology-MelbourneAustralia
-The University of Tokyo HospitalCardiovascular Medicine-TokyoJapan
-Tokushima University HospitalDepartment of Cardiovascular Medicine-TokushimaJapan
-Toronto General - University Health NetworkPeter Munk Cardiac Centre-TorontoCanada
-Torrance Memorial Medical CenterLundquist Lurie Cardiovascular Institute-Torrance, CAUnited States
-UAB HospitalUAB Cardiovascular Institute-Birmingham, ALUnited States
-UC San Diego Health - Jacobs Medical CenterCardiovascular Institute-San Diego, CAUnited States
-UCLA Medical Center - Santa Monica Santa Monica Cardiology and Imaging-Santa Monica, CAUnited States
-UCSF Medical CenterCardiology-San Francisco, CAUnited States
-UMC UtrechtCardiologie-UtrechtNetherlands
-Universitair Medisch Centrum GroningenHartcentrum-GroningenNetherlands
-Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad KrozingenUniversitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad Krozingen-FreiburgGermany
-Universitätsklinikum BonnHerzzentrum der Universität Bonn-BonnGermany
-Universitätsklinikum des SaarlandesInnere Medizin III - Kardiologie, Angiologie und internistische Intensivmedizin-HomburgGermany
-Universitätsklinikum DüsseldorfKlinik für Kardiologie, Pneumologie und Angiologie-DüsseldorfGermany
-Universitätsklinikum ErlangenMedizinische Klinik 2 - Kardiologie und Angiologie-ErlangenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum EssenKlinik für Kardiologie und Angiologie-EssenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtKardiologie, Angiologie, Nephrologie-Frankfurt am MainGermany
-Universitätsklinikum FreiburgKlinik für Kardiologie, Angiologie, Nephrologie-FreiburgGermany
-Universitätsklinikum Gießen und Marburg - Standort GießenMedizinische Klinik I - Innere Medizin/ Kardiologie-GießenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfUniversitäres Herz- und Gefäßzentrum UKE Hamburg-HamburgGermany
-Universitätsklinikum KölnKardiologie-CologneGermany
-Universitätsklinikum LeipzigKlinik und Poliklinik für Kardiologie-LeipzigGermany
-Universitätsklinikum RWTH AachenMedizinische Klinik I - Klinik für Kardiologie, Angiologie und Internistische Intensivmedizin-AachenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum TübingenInnere Medizin III - Kardiologie und Angiologi-TübingenGermany
-Universitätsklinikum UlmInnere Medizin II - Kardiologie-UlmGermany
-Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzHerzzentrum Mainz-MainzGermany
-Universitätsspital BaselKardiologie-BaselSwitzerland
-University Hospital AugustaCardiovascular Center for Heart Care-AugustaUnited States
-University Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterHarrington Heart & Vascular Institute-Cleveland, OHUnited States
-University of California - Davis Medical CenterDivision of Cardiovascular Medicine-Sacramento, CAUnited States
-University of North Carolina HospitalsDivision of Cardiology-Chapel Hill, NCUnited States
-University of Wisconsin HospitalsHeart and Vascular Clinic-Madison, WIUnited States
-UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysideUPMC Heart and Vascular Institute-Pittsburgh, PAUnited States
-Vancouver General HospitalUBC Divisions of Cardiology & Cardiovascular Surgery-VancouverCanada
-Vanderbilt University Medical CenterCardiology-Nashville, TNUnited States
-Wythenshawe HospitalNorth West Heart Centre-ManchesterUnited Kingdom
-Yale New Haven HospitalYale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center (HVC)-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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