Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 - Cardiac Surgery

World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022

As part of Newsweek's long standing commitment to cover all aspects of health, we've again partnered with global research firm Statista to rank the world's best specialized hospitals.

Last year, we looked at the best facilities in six specialities: cardiology, oncology, endocrinology, neurology, gastroenterology and orthopedics. This year we are proud to expand that to ten specialities. The ranking features the top 250 hospitals for cardiology and oncology, the top 150 for cardiac surgery and pediatrics and the top 125 each in endocrinology, gastroenterology, orthopedics, neurology, neurosurgery and pulmonology.

If you or a loved one needs specialized care in one of those areas, you'll want to know which hospitals or state of the art facilities have the most accomplished physicians and diagnosticians and offer the highest level of care. We hope that you will find our ranking helpful.

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RankHospitalName of DepartmentCityCountry
1Cleveland ClinicCardiovascular Surgery DepartmentCleveland, OHUnited States
2Mayo Clinic - RochesterCardiovascular SurgeryRochester, MNUnited States
3Massachusetts General HospitalCorrigan Minehan Heart Center - Cardiac SurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
4The Mount Sinai HospitalMount Sinai Heart - Cardiovascular SurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
5Brigham And Women's HospitalHeart & Vascular Center - Cardiac SurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
6The Johns Hopkins HospitalHeart and Vascular Institute - Cardiac SurgeryBaltimore, MDUnited States
7New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellCardiac SurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
8The University of Tokyo HospitalCardiovascular SurgeryTokyoJapan
9Deutsches Herzzentrum BerlinHerz-, Thorax- und GefäßchirurgieBerlinGermany
10Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterSmidt Heart Institute - Cardiac SurgeryLos Angeles, CAUnited States
11AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreService de Chirurgie cardiaque et thoraciqueParisFrance
12Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalHeart Surgery ClinicStanford, CAUnited States
13NYU Langone HospitalsCardiothoracic SurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
14Herzzentrum LeipzigHerzchirurgieLeipzigGermany
15Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterCardiovascular CareHouston, TXUnited States
16Herz- und Diabeteszentrum NRWKlinik für Thorax- und KardiovaskularchirurgieBad OeynhausenGermany
17UCLA Health – Ronald Reagan Medical CenterCardiovascular CenterLos Angeles, CAUnited States
18Duke University HospitalDivision of Cardiovascular and Thoracic SurgeryDurham, NCUnited States
19Royal Brompton HospitalAdult cardiac surgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
20Centro Cardiologico MonzinoDepartment of Cardiac and Vascular SurgeryMilanoItaly
21Toronto General - University Health NetworkPeter Munk Cardiac Centre - Cardiovascular Surgeon's ClinicTorontoCanada
22National Cerebral and Cardiovascular CenterCardiovascular surgery departmentSuitaJapan
23Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinKlinik für Kardiovaskuläre Chirurgie – HerzchirurgieBerlinGermany
24Policlinico Sant'Orsola-MalpighiCardiochirurgiaBolognaItaly
25AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouService de Chirurgie cardio vasculaireParisFrance
26Northwestern Memorial HospitalBluhm Cardiovascular InstituteChicago, ILUnited States
27UCSF Medical CenterCardiothoracic SurgerySan Francisco, CAUnited States
28Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für Herz-, Thorax-, Transplantations- und GefäßchirurgieHannoverGermany
29Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónCirugía CardiacaMadridSpain
30Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianPenn Cardiovascular Surgery Penn PresbyterianPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
31Houston Methodist HospitalDepartment of Cardiovascular SurgeryHouston, TXUnited States
32University of Chicago Medical CenterHeart & Vascular Center - Heart SurgeryChicago, ILUnited States
33Boston Children's HospitalDepartment of Cardiac SurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
34Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireCardiac SurgeryEau Claire, WIUnited States
35Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergKlinik für HerzchirurgieHeidelbergGermany
36Sakakibara Heart InstituteCardiovascular SurgeryTokyoJapan
37Hospital Clínic de BarcelonaCardiology and Cardiovascular InstituteBarcelonaSpain
38Instituto do Coração (InCor)Sao PauloBrazil
39AP-HP - Hôpital Bichat-Claude-BernardService de Chirurgie cardiaque et vasculaireParisFrance
40University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineCardiac SurgeryAnn Arbor, MIUnited States
41Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleCardiothoracic SurgeryParkvilleAustralia
42Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetHeart & Vascular ThemeSolnaSweden
43Mayo Clinic - PhoenixCardiovascular SurgeryPhoenix, AZUnited States
44Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical CenterHeart & Vascular InstituteHouston, TXUnited States
45University of Washington Medical CenterCardiac SurgerySeattle, WAUnited States
46Great Ormond Street HospitalCardiothoracic Surgery UnitLondonUnited Kingdom
47Deutsches Herzzentrum München des Freistaates BayernKlinik für Herz- und GefäßchirurgieMünchenGermany
48Universitäts-Herzzentrum Freiburg - Bad KrozingenKlinik für Herz- und GefäßchirurgieFreiburgGermany
49Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoCardiochirurgiaMilanoItaly
50Baylor University Medical CenterCardiothoracic SurgeryDallas, TXUnited States
51Hospital Universitario La PazCirugía Cardiaca AdultosMadridSpain
52Asan Medical CenterThoracic and Cardiovascular SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
53Universitätsklinikum BonnDepartment of Cardiac SurgeryBonnGermany
54Sunnybrook Health Sciences CentreCardiac SurgeryTorontoCanada
55Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Sant'AndreaUOC CardiochirurgiaRomaItaly
56Amsterdam UMCHeart CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
57National University HospitalHeart CentreSingapore Singapore
58Hospital Universitari Vall d'HebronCardiac SurgeryBarcelonaSpain
59Instituto Dante Pazzanese de CardiologiaSao PauloBrazil
60John Radcliffe HospitalCardiothoracic ServicesOxfordUnited Kingdom
61King's College HospitalCardiothoracic surgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
62Academisch Ziekenhuis MaastrichtHart+Vaat CentrumMaastrichtThe Netherlands
63Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinCenter of Cardiology and Pediatric Cardiac SurgerySao PauloBrazil
64Keio University HospitalCardiovascular SurgeryTokyoJapan
65Akademiska SjukhusetThe heart clinicUppsalaSweden
66Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterHeart and Vascular Institute - Cardiac SurgeryBaltimore, MDUnited States
67St Vincent’s Hospital - DarlinghurstCardiothoracic SurgeryDarlinghurstAustralia
68The Prince Charles HospitalCardiothoracic SurgeryChermsideAustralia
69UPMC Presbyterian & ShadysideDivision of Cardiac Surgery and Heart TransplantPittsburgh, PAUnited States
70Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleCardiovascular SurgeryJacksonville, FLUnited States
71Alfried Krupp Krankenhaus RüttenscheidKlinik für Kardiologie, Elektrophysiologie, Nephrologie, Altersmedizin und IntensivmedizinEssenGermany
72St. Bartholomew's HospitalBarts Heart CentreLondonUnited Kingdom
73Osaka University HospitalCardiovascular SurgeryOsakaJapan
74Aarhus UniversitetshospitalDepartment of Cardiothoracic and Vascular SurgeryAarhusDenmark
75Royal Papworth HospitalCardiac SurgeryCambridgeUnited Kingdom
76Beth Israel Deaconess Medical CenterCardiac SurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
77Complexo Hospitalario Universitario a CoruñaCirugía CardiacaCoruña, ASpain
78Seoul National University - Bundang HospitalThoracic & Cardiovascular SurgerySeongnam CitySouth Korea
79Universitätsspital ZürichUniversitäres Herzzentrum ZürichZürichSwitzerland
80Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreCirugía CardiovascularMadridSpain
81Hospital Pro CardiacoCardiologia - Cirurgia CardíacaRio De JaneiroBrazil
82CHU Bordeaux - Groupe hospitalier PellegrinChirurgie Cardiaque AdulteBordeauxFrance
83Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterDepartment of SurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
84St. Luke's International HospitalCardiovascular CenterTokyoJapan
85Narayana Bengaluru - Institute of Cardiac SciencesBangaloreIndia
86St. Michael’s HospitalCardiac and Vascular Surgery Inpatient UnitTorontoCanada
87Harefield HospitalCardiac and thoracic surgeryHarefieldUnited Kingdom
88All India Institute of Medical Sciences - DelhiCardiothoracic & Vascular Surgery (CTVS)DelhiIndia
89Cleveland Clinic - FloridaRobert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiac SurgeryWeston, FLUnited States
90Barnes-Jewish HospitalHeart & Vascular Center - Cardiac SurgerySaint Louis, MOUnited States
91Juntendo University HospitalDepartment of Cardiovascular SurgeryTokyoJapan
92BP – A Beneficência Portuguesa de São PauloConheça a CardiologiaSao PauloBrazil
93Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalOpération du système cardiaqueMontrealCanada
94Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoCardiología y Cirugia CardiovascularSevillaSpain
95University of Miami HospitalCardiovascularMiami, FLUnited States
96Advocate Christ Medical CenterCardiovascular SurgeryOak Lawn, ILUnited States
97Center Hospital of the National Center for Global Health and MedicineCardiovascular surgeryTokyoJapan
98Ospedale Policlinico San MatteoDipartimento Medicina Intensiva - CardiochirurgiaPaviaItaly
99Charing Cross HospitalCardiothoracic surgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
100Guy's HospitalCardiac surgery servicesLondonUnited Kingdom
101Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien - Medizinischer UniversitätscampusUniv. Klinik für HerzchirurgieWienAustria
102Hospital Clínico San CarlosCirugía CardíacaMadridSpain
103Hospital Universitario Puerta de HierroCirugía CardiacaMajadahondaSpain
104Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloCardiopneumologySao PauloBrazil
105Herzzentrum DresdenKlinik für HerzchirurgieDresdenGermany
106California Pacific Medical Center CPMC Cardiovascular SurgerySan Francisco, CAUnited States
107Azienda Ospedaliera di PadovaCardiochirurgiaPadovaItaly
108Advocat Sherman HospitalCardiovascular & Thoracis SurgeryElgin, ILUnited States
109AP-HM - Hôpital de la TimoneChirurgie cardio-thoraciqueMarseilleFrance
110Ospedale Papa Giovanni XXIIICardiochirurgiaBergamoItaly
111Universitätsklinikum JenaKlinik für Herz- und ThoraxchirurgieJenaGermany
112Hospital Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de ReimsChirurgie Cardio-Vasculaire et ThoraciqueReims CedexFrance
113Austin Hospital - HeidelbergHeart surgeryHeidelbergAustralia
114Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical CenterCardiovascular & Thoracic SurgeryChicago, ILUnited States
115Abbeville General HospitalCardiopulmonary/ Respiratory ServicesAbbeville, LAUnited States
116Centre Cardiologique du NordSaint-DenisFrance
117Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfUniversitäres Herz- und Gefäßzentrum UKE HamburgHamburgGermany
118Sao Luiz Unidade Copa D'orCirurgia CardíacaRio De JaneiroBrazil
119CHU Rennes - Site PontchaillouChirurgie thoracique, cardiaque et vasculaireRennesFrance
120Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital PlanoTexas Health Heart & Lung Surgical SpecialistsPlano, TXUnited States
121UC San Diego Health - Jacobs Medical CenterHeart SurgerySan Diego, CAUnited States
122Azienda Ospedaliera San Camillo ForlaniniUOC Cardiochirurgia E Dei Trapianti Di CuoreRomaItaly
123AGAPLESION Bethanien KrankenhausKardiologieFrankfurtGermany
124CHU Strasbourg - Hôpital CivilChirurgie cardiovasculaire, transplantation et assistance cardiaquesStrasbourgFrance
125Children’s Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusPediatric Heart SurgeryAurora, COUnited States
126MedStar Georgetown University HospitalCardiac SurgeryWashington, WAUnited States
127MD Anderson Cancer CenterThoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryHouston, TXUnited States
128Hospital Universitario Marqués de ValdecillaCirugía CardiovascularSantanderSpain
129Aalborg UniversitetshospitalDepartment of Cardiothoracic SurgeryAalborgDenmark
130University of California - Davis Medical CenterCardiothoracic SurgerySacramento, CAUnited States
131Universitätsklinikum des SaarlandesDepartment of Thoracic and Cardiovascular SurgeryHomburgGermany
132Fortis Escorts Heart InstituteAdult Cardiothoracic & Vascular SurgeryDelhiIndia
133New England Baptist HospitalCardiologyBoston, MAUnited States
134Adventhealth OrlandoCardiovascular InstituteOrlando, FLUnited States
135AP-HP - Hôpital CochinService de CardiologieParisFrance
136A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Presidio San Salvatore CentroCardiologia e UticPesaroItaly
137Chiba University HospitalCardiovascular SurgeryChibaJapan
138Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityCardiovascular SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
139Akita Kousei Medical CenterDepartment for Cardiovascular SurgeryAkitaJapan
140Nippon Medical School HospitalDepartment of Cardiovascular SurgeryTokyoJapan
141UZ Leuven - Campus GasthuisbergCardiac surgeryLeuvenBelgium
142Erasmus MCCardiothoracic SurgeryRotterdamThe Netherlands
143Emory University HospitalDivision of Cardiothoracic SurgeryAtlanta, GAUnited States
144Institut Mutualiste MontsourisChirurgie CardiaqueParisFrance
145Hirslanden Klinik Im ParkHerzgefässmedizin ZürichSwitzerland
146MedStar Washington Hospital CenterMedStar Heart & Vascular InstituteWashington, DCUnited States
147Arkansas Heart HospitalCardiovascular and thoracic departmentLittle Rock,ARUnited States
148Yale New Haven HospitalYale New Haven Hospital Heart and Vascular Center (HVC)New Haven, CTUnited States
149A.C. Camargo Cancer CenterDepartamento de Cirurgia CardiovascularSao PauloBrazil
150Azienda Ospedaliera Ordine MaurizianoS.C. CardiochirurgiaTorinoItaly
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The 2022 World's Best Specialized Hospitals is based on a global survey of medical professionals. The recommendation score is based on two sub-scores, for primary recommendations and secondary recommendations. In cooperation with Newsweek, Statista invited over 40,000 medical experts (medical doctors, healthcare professionals, hospital managers and directors) in over 20 countries to an online survey. Additionally, experts from all over the world were able to participate in the "World's Best Specialized Hospitals 2022" survey on The data were collected from June to August 2021.

Participants were asked to recommend and rank hospitals based on their expertise in one primary medical field (e.g. cardiology for cardiologists) and were able to choose an optional secondary area of expertise. Secondary recommendations were given a lower weight. The questionnaire did not suggest a list of hospitals and respondents were free to suggest any hospital they deemed recommendable (aided by an autocomplete function for convenience). Statista performed plausibility checks on all data to prevent self-nomination.

A preliminary reputation score was calculated for every hospital based on the weighted recommendations in each medical field. The preliminary reputation score was used to generate the preliminary lists for the ten medical fields. Hospitals that specialize in more than one field received specific scores for each field based on recommendations. One hospital can be represented in more than one list. The preliminary lists were presented to a global expert board, which serves in an advisory role for validation.

You can download the full methodology here.