Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 - Neurosurgery

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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RankHospitalDepartmentCityCountry
1New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellNeurosurgery ServicesNew York, NYUnited States
2Mayo Clinic - RochesterNeurology and NeurosurgeryRochester, MNUnited States
3National Hospital For Neurology and Neurosurgery - Queen SquareLondonUnited Kingdom
4Massachusetts General HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
5Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinKlinik für NeurochirurgieBerlinGermany
6The Johns Hopkins HospitalDepartment of Neurology and NeurosurgeryBaltimore, MDUnited States
7Cleveland ClinicNeurological InstituteCleveland, OHUnited States
8The Mount Sinai HospitalNeurosurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
9AP-HP - Hôpital Universitaire Pitié SalpêtrièreService de NeurochirurgieParisFrance
10Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer CenterDepartment of NeurosurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
11UCSF Medical CenterUCSF Neurosurgery ClinicSan Francisco, CAUnited States
12The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryTokyoJapan
13Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergNeurochirurgische KlinikHeidelbergGermany
14Brigham And Women's HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
15Stanford Health Care - Stanford HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryStanford, CAUnited States
16Dignity Health - St Joseph's Hospital And Medical CenterBarrow Neurological InstitutePhoenix, AZUnited States
17Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterDepartment of NeurosurgeryBaltimore, MDUnited States
18Mayo Clinic - PhoenixNeurology and NeurosurgeryPhoenix, AZUnited States
19Fondazione I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo BestaDipartimento NeurochirurgiaMilanoItaly
20MD Anderson Cancer CenterNeurosurgery DepartmentHouston, TXUnited States
21Duke University HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryDurham, NCUnited States
22Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetNeurologmottagningenSolnaSweden
23NYU Langone HospitalsDepartment of NeurosurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
24Montreal General Hospital - McGill University Health CentreNeurosurgery ClinicMontrealCanada
25Academisch Ziekenhuis MaastrichtNeurochirurgieMaastrichtThe Netherlands
26Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityNeurosurgerySeoulSouth Korea
27Great Ormond Street HospitalNeurosurgery departmentLondonUnited Kingdom
28Lenox Hill HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
29Hospital For Special SurgerySpine CenterNew York, NYUnited States
30King's College HospitalNeurosurgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
31Northwestern Memorial HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryChicago, ILUnited States
32BP – A Beneficência Portuguesa de São PauloNeurocirurgiaSao PauloBrazil
33Aalborg UniversitetshospitalNeurokirurgisk AfdelingAalborgDenmark
34Hospital Oswaldo CruzCentro especializado em Tumores do Cérebro e ColunaSao PauloBrazil
35Brigham And Women's Faulkner HospitalBrigham and Women's Comprehensive Spine CenterBoston, MAUnited States
36Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinEinstein Surgery CenterSao PauloBrazil
37Medizinische Hochschule HannoverKlinik für NeurochirugieHannoverGermany
38Addenbrooke'sNeurosurgeryCambridgeUnited Kingdom
39Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityNeurosurgerySeoulSouth Korea
40Sheba Medical CenterDepartment of NeurosurgeryRamat GanIsrael
41Hospital for Sick ChildrenDivision of NeurosurgeryTorontoCanada
42Cedars-Sinai Medical CenterDepartment of NeurosurgeryLos Angeles, CAUnited States
43Hospital Universitario 12 de OctubreNeurocirugíaMadridSpain
44Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónServicio de NeurocirugíaMadridSpain
45Mayo Clinic - Health System In Eau ClaireNeurosurgeryEau Claire, WIUnited States
46Universitätsklinikum BonnNeurochirurgieBonnGermany
47Toronto General - University Health NetworkKrembil Neuroscience Centre - Division of NeurosurgeryTorontoCanada
48AP-HM - Hôpital de la TimoneNeurochirurgieMarseilleFrance
49Universitätsklinikum FreiburgKlinik für NeurochirurgieFreiburgGermany
50Nagoya University HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryNagoyaJapan
51CHU Bordeaux - Groupe hospitalier PellegrinService de NeurochirurgieBordeauxFrance
52Charing Cross HospitalNeurosurgeryLondonUnited Kingdom
53Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania - Penn PresbyterianDepartment of NeurosurgeryPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
54UCLA Health – Santa Monica Medical CenterDepartment of NeurosurgerySanta Monica, CAUnited States
55Queen Elizabeth Hospital BirminghamNeurology & NeurosurgeryBirminghamUnited Kingdom
56Houston Methodist HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryHouston, TXUnited States
57A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Presidio San Salvatore CentroNeurochirurgiaPesaroItaly
58AP-HP - Hôpital LariboisièreNeurochirurgieParisFrance
59Kyoto University HospitalDepartment of NeurologyKyotoJapan
60Keio University HospitalDivision of NeurosurgeryTokyoJapan
61Ospedale San Raffaele - Gruppo San DonatoNeurochirurgiaMilanoItaly
62Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoNeurocirugíaSevillaSpain
63Hospital Universitario La PazServicio de NeurocirugíaMadridSpain
64Boston Children's HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryBoston, MAUnited States
65Emory University HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryAtlanta, GAUnited States
66Jefferson Health - Thomas Jefferson University HospitalsDepartment of Neurological SurgeryPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
67Akita Kousei Medical CenterDepartment for NeurosurgeryAkitaJapan
68University of Michigan Hospitals - Michigan MedicineDepartment of NeurosurgeryAnn Arbor, MIUnited States
69Abbott Northwestern HospitalAbbott Northwestern's Neuroscience InstituteMinneapolis, MNUnited States
70Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisService de neurochirugieLausanneSwitzerland
71Akademiska SjukhusetNeurokirurgavdelning 85 EUppsalaSweden
72Hospital Sirio LibanesNeurologiaSao PauloBrazil
73Hospital das Clinicas da Universidade de Sao PauloNeurocirurgiaSao PauloBrazil
74University of Virginia Medical CenterDepartment of NeurosurgeryCharlottesville, VAUnited States
75Vanderbilt University Medical CenterDepartment of Neurological SurgeryNashville, TNUnited States
76Changi General HospitalDepartment of SurgerySingapore Singapore
77Royal Melbourne Hospital - ParkvilleBrain, spine & nerves surgery serviceParkvilleAustralia
78University of Washington Medical CenterDepartment of Neurological SurgerySeattle, WAUnited States
79Baylor St. Luke's Medical CenterNeuroscience InstituteHouston, TXUnited States
80Grande Ospedale Metropolitano NiguardaNeuroscience DepartmentMilanoItaly
81Osaka University HospitalNeurosurgeryOsakaJapan
82Rush University Medical CenterNeurology and Neurosurgery ServicesChicago, ILUnited States
83Centre hospitalier universitaire LilleNeurochirurgie générale adulteLille CedexFrance
84Kantō Central Hospital of the Mutual Aid Association of Public School Teachers Department for NeurosurgeryTokyoJapan
85Baylor University Medical CenterBaylor Neuroscience CenterDallas, TXUnited States
86University of Miami HospitalNeurosurgeryMiami, FLUnited States
87A.C. Camargo Cancer CenterDepartamento NeurocirurgiaSao PauloBrazil
88Mount Sinai Beth IsraelNeurosurgeryNew York, NYUnited States
89Texas Children's HospitalNeurosurgeryHouston, TXUnited States
90Aizawa HospitalNeurosurgeryMatsumotoJapan
91Hokkaido University HospitalNeurosurgeryHokkaidoJapan
92Azienda Ospedaliera di Rilievo Nazionale San Giuseppe MoscatiNeurochirurgiaAvellinoItaly
93All India Institute of Medical Sciences - DelhiDepartment of NeurosurgeryDelhiIndia
94UCLA Health – Ronald Reagan Medical CenterUCLA NeurosurgeryLos Angeles, CAUnited States
95Universitätsklinikum KölnZentrum für NeurochirurgieKölnGermany
96Penn State Health - Milton S. Hershey Medical CenterNeurosurgeryHershey, PAUnited States
97Advocate Good Samaritan HospitalBrain & Spine InstitueDowners Grove, ILUnited States
98University of California - Davis Medical CenterDepartment of Neurological SurgerySacramento, CAUnited States
99Tokyo Women's Medical University HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryTokyoJapan
100Tohoku University HospitalNeurosurgerySendaiJapan
101Tokyo Medical And Dental University - Medical HospitalNeurosurgeryTokyoJapan
102Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Sant'AndreaUOC NeurochirurgiaRomaItaly
103Universitätsspital ZürichKlinik für NeurochirurgieZurichSwitzerland
104Arkansas Children's HospitalNeurosurgery ClinicLittle Rock, ARUnited States
105Emory Saint Joseph's HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryAtlanta, GAUnited States
106UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghBrain Care InstitutePittsburgh, PAUnited States
107Universitätsklinikum FrankfurtKlinik für NeurochirurgieFrankfurt am MainGermany
108Ospedale Borgo TrentoNEUROCHIRURGIA AVeronaItaly
109Centre Hospitalier Sainte AnnePôle Neuro Sainte-AnneParis Cedex 14France
110Bethesda SpitalNeurochirurgische & Orthopädische WirbelsäulenchirurgieBaselSwitzerland
111Universitätsmedizin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität MainzNeurochirurgischen Klinik und PoliklinikMainzGermany
112Universitätsklinikum ErlangenNeurochirurgieErlangenGermany
113Barnes-Jewish HospitalNeurosurgery DepartmentSaint Louis, MOUnited States
114Clinica Universidad de NavarraDepartamento de NeurocirugíaPamplona/IruñaSpain
115Nihon University HospitalNeurosurgeryTokyoJapan
116Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien - Medizinischer UniversitätscampusUniv. Klinik für NeurochirurgieWienAustria
117Asklepios Klinik AltonaNeurochirurgieHamburgGermany
118Helsinki University HospitalHelsinki University Hospital Neurosurgery ClinicHelsinkiFinland
119ULB - Hôpital ErasmeNeurochirurgieBrusselsBelgium
120Agaplesion Diakonieklinikum RotenburgNeurochirurgische KlinikRotenburg (Wümme)Germany
121Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Medical CenterNeurosurgeryLos Angeles, CAUnited States
122University of Utah HospitalNeurosurgery ServicesSalt Lake City, UTUnited States
123Harborview Medical CenterNeurological Surgery ClinicSeattle, WAUnited States
124Centre hospitalier de l'Université de MontréalNeurochirurgie - CliniqueMontrealCanada
125Hospital Clínico San CarlosNeurocirugíaMadridSpain
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METHODOLOGY
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 newsweek.com. 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.