Best Specialized Hospitals 2022 - Pediatrics

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
1Hospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
2Boston Children's HospitalBoston, MAUnited States
3Children's Hospital of PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia, PAUnited States
4Great Ormond Street HospitalLondonUnited Kingdom
5Children's Hospital Los AngelesLos Angeles, CAUnited States
6BC Children's HospitalVancouverCanada
7Alberta Children’s HospitalCalgaryCanada
8Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical CenterCincinnati, OHUnited States
9Ann & Robert H Lurie Childrens Hospital of ChicagoChicago, ILUnited States
10Alder Hey Children's HospitalLiverpoolUnited Kingdom
11Children's National HospitalWashington, D.C.United States
12Texas Children's HospitalHouston, TXUnited States
13Children's Hospital of MichiganDetroit, MIUnited States
14Bristol Royal Hospital For ChildrenBristolUnited Kingdom
15Queensland Children’s HospitalSouth BrisbaneAustralia
16Akron Children's HospitalAkron, OHUnited States
17Nationwide Children's HospitalColumbus, OHUnited States
18Hôpital Necker - Enfants maladesParisFrance
19Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù di RomaRomaItaly
20Seoul National University HospitalChildren’s HospitalSeoulSouth Korea
21Birmingham Children's HospitalBirminghamUnited Kingdom
22Nemours Children's HospitalWilmington, DEUnited States
23The Mount Sinai HospitalPediatricsNew York, NYUnited States
24UPMC Children's Hospital of PittsburghPittsburgh, PAUnited States
25Johns Hopkins All Children's HospitalSaint Petersburg, FLUnited States
26Mayo Clinic - RochesterDepartment of Pediatric and Adolescent MedicineRochester, MNUnited States
27Charité - Universitätsmedizin BerlinKlinik für Pädiatrie m.S. Pneumologie, Immunologie und IntensivmedizinBerlinGermany
28Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital at StanfordPalo Alto, CAUnited States
29A.C. Camargo Cancer CenterOncologia PediátricaSao PauloBrazil
30University of Chicago Medical CenterPediatric Cricitcal Care CenterChicago, ILUnited States
31New York-Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia and CornellPediatricsNew York, NYUnited States
32A.O. Ospedali Riuniti Marche Nord - Presidio San Salvatore CentroPediatriaPesaroItaly
33The Children's Hospital at WestmeadWestmeadAustralia
34Royal Hospital for Sick ChildrenEdinburghUnited Kingdom
35Aalborg UniversitetshospitalUndersøgelser og behandlinger for børn og unge (Pædiatri)AalborgDenmark
36Children's Medical Center of DallasDallas, TXUnited States
37Children's Hospital ColoradoColorado Springs, COUnited States
38Seattle Children's HospitalSeattle, WAUnited States
39Nicklaus Children's HospitalMiami, FLUnited States
40Hospital Infantil Universitario Niño Jesus, MadridMadridSpain
41St Jude Children's Research HospitalMemphis, TNUnited States
42Arkansas Children's HospitalLittle Rock, ARUnited States
43Royal Children's Hospital - ParkvilleParkvilleAustralia
44Stollery Children's HospitalEdmontonCanada
45Ospedale dei Bambini Vittore Buzzi - ASST Fatebenefratelli-SaccoPediatria e Pronto Soccorso PediatricoMilanoItaly
46Hamilton Health Sciences - McMaster University Medical CentreDepartment of PediatricsHamiltonCanada
47Rainbow Babies And Children's HospitalCleveland, OHUnited States
48Royal Belfast Hospital for Sick ChildrenBelfastUnited Kingdom
49Vanderbilt University Medical CenterPediatricsNashville, TNUnited States
50Istituto Giannina GasliniPediatria d’Urgenza e Pronto SoccorsoGenovaItaly
51Massachusetts General HospitalMassGeneral Hospital for ChildrenBoston, MAUnited States
52IWK Health CentreChildren's HealthHalifaxCanada
53Emory University HospitalCenter for Advanced Pediatrics (CAP)Atlanta, GAUnited States
54Abbott Northwestern HospitalPediatric rehabilitation servicesMinneapolis, MNUnited States
55Great North Childrens HospitalNewcastle Upon TyneUnited Kingdom
56Charing Cross HospitalChildren’s Accident And Emergency DepartmentLondonUnited Kingdom
57Perth Children’s HospitalNedlandsAustralia
58Children's Hospital New OrleansNew Orleans, LAUnited States
59Hospital Universitario La PazHospital Materno-InfantilMadridSpain
60Advocate Sherman HospitalAdvocate Children´s HospitalElgin, ILUnited States
61Ewha Womans University Medical CenterDepartment of Pediatrics SeoulSouth Korea
62Dell Children's Medical Center of Central TexasAustin, TXUnited States
63Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)OttawaCanada
64Sydney Children's HospitalRandwickAustralia
65Hospital Universitario Virgen del RocíoPediatría y Áreas EspecíficasSevillaSpain
66University of North Carolina HospitalsPediatrics & Adolescent CareChapel Hill, NCUnited States
67Klinikum der Universität MünchenKinderkardiologie und Pädiatrische IntensivmedizinMünchenGermany
68National center for children's health and developmentTokyoJapan
69Sir Ganga Ram HospitalPaediatricsDelhiIndia
70Asan Medical CenterChildren's HospitalSeoulSouth Korea
71The Johns Hopkins HospitalJohn Hopkins Children´s CenterBaltimore, MDUnited States
72Connecticut Children's Medical CenterHartford, CTUnited States
73Rady Children's HospitalSan Diego, CAUnited States
74Hospital Universitario Virgen de Las NievesServicio de PediatríaGranadaSpain
75Kanagawa Children's MedicalYokohamaJapan
76Duke University HospitalDuke Children’s Hospital & Health CenterDurham, NCUnited States
77Sana Kliniken Leipziger Land GmbH - Klinikum BornaKinder- und JugendmedizinBornaGermany
78Hospital General Universitario Gregorio MarañónHospital Materno InfantilMadridSpain
79Addenbrooke'sChildren's Services (Paediatrics)CambridgeUnited Kingdom
80Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical CenterNeonatal CareBaltimore, MDUnited States
81Mount Sinai HospitalNeonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU)TorontoCanada
82IRCCS Materno Infantile Burlo GarofoloPaediatric ClinicTriesteItaly
83CHU Sainte-JustinePédiatrie généraleMontrealCanada
84The Catholic University Of Korea - Seoul St. Mary’s HospitalPediatricsSeoulSouth Korea
85All India Institute of Medical Sciences - DelhiDepartment of Paediatric SurgeryDelhiIndia
86Hospital Clínico Universitario Virgen de la ArrixacaCirugía PediátricaMurciaSpain
87Korea University - Anam HospitalPediatricsSeoulSouth Korea
88AP-HP - Hôpital Européen Georges PompidouAdolescents/Jeunes AdultesParisFrance
89Children's Hospital of WisconsinMilwaukee, WIUnited States
90Universitätsklinikum Hamburg-EppendorfKinderklinik UKEHamburgGermany
91Children's Mercy HospitalKansas City, MOUnited States
92Meyer - Azienda Ospedaliero universitariaFirenzeItaly
93Hospital Universitario de CrucesPediatría y Áreas EspecíficasBarakaldoSpain
94Guy's HospitalChildren's services at Evelina LondonLondonUnited Kingdom
95University of Miami HospitalPediatricsMiami, FLUnited States
96Children's Hospital of The King's DaughtersNorfolk, VAUnited States
97Kyung Hee University - Hospital at GangdongPediatricsSeoulSouth Korea
98Hospital Sirio LibanesUTI PediátricaSao PauloBrazil
99Karolinska UniversitetssjukhusetAstrid Lindgrens barnsjukhusSolnaSweden
100The University of Tokyo HospitalDepartment of PediatricsTokyoJapan
101Mount Sinai Beth IsraelPediatric Emergency CareNew York, NYUnited States
102Hospital Israelita Albert EinsteinPediatriaSao PauloBrazil
103Instituto Auxologico Italiano – IRCCSEndocrinologia PediatricaMilanoItaly
104Apollo Children's HospitalChennaiIndia
105UC San Diego Health - Jacobs Medical CenterPediatric and Adolescent MedicineSan Diego, CAUnited States
106Chonbuk National University HospitalPediatricsJeonjuSouth Korea
107Chung-Ang University HospitalDepartment of PediatricsSeoulSouth Korea
108Nemours Children's HospitalOrlando, FLUnited States
109Phoenix Children's HospitalPhoenix, AZUnited States
110SoonChunHyang University Hospital - SeoulPediatricsSeoulSouth Korea
111Akita University HospitalPediatricsAkitaJapan
112Hospital Infantil Pequeno PrincipeCuritibaBrazil
113Stavanger UniversitetssjukehusBarne- og ungdomsklinikkenStavangerNorway
114Hospital de Ensino da UNIFESPPediatriaSao PauloBrazil
115Rainbow Children's HospitalHyderabadIndia
116EvergreenHealth Medical CenterPediatric UnitKirkland, WAUnited States
117Cleveland ClinicCleveland Clinic Children'sCleveland, OHUnited States
118Universitätsklinikum HeidelbergZentrum für Kinder- und JugendmedizinHeidelbergGermany
119St. Louis Children's HospitalSaint Louis, MOUnited States
120Allgemeines Krankenhaus der Stadt Wien - Medizinischer UniversitätscampusUniv. Klinik für Kinder- und JugendchirurgieWienAustria
121Azienda Ospedaliera Universitaria Federico II di NapoliDipartimento di PediatriaNapoliItaly
122Universitäts-Kinderspital beider Basel (UKBB)BaselSwitzerland
123Tokyo Metropolitan Children's Medical CenterTokyoJapan
124CHU Dijon-Bourgogne - Hopital François MitterantPédiatrieDijonFrance
125Nagoya University HospitalPediatricsNagoyaJapan
126Shriners Hospital For ChildrenChicago, ILUnited States
127La Rabida Children's Hospital IChicago, ILUnited States
128Mayo Clinic - JacksonvilleChildren´s CenterJacksonville, FLUnited States
129Gachon University - Gil Medical CenterPediatricsIncheon Metropolitan CitySouth Korea
130Children's Specialized HospitalNew Brunswick, NJUnited States
131Abbeville General HospitalPediatric ClinicAbbeville, LAUnited States
132Santa Barbara Cottage HospitalCottage Children's Medical CenterSanta Barbara, CAUnited States
133Universitätsklinikum DüsseldorfKlinik für Allgemeine Pädiatrie, Neonatologie und KinderkardiologieDüsseldorfGermany
134Universitätsklinikum EssenZentrum für Kinder- und JugendmedizinEssenGermany
135Hospital EspañolPediatríaCiudad de MéxicoMexico
136Auburn HospitalPaediatric SurgerySydneyAustralia
137Hospital E Maternidade SepacoMaternidade E PediatriaSao PauloBrazil
138Hôpital Notre-Dame (CIUSSS Centre-Sud-de-l'Île-de-Montréal)PédiatrieMontrealCanada
139Hopital Mère Enfant de L'Est Parisien ParisFrance
140Chonnam National University HospitalPediatricsGwangjuSouth Korea
141Osaka Women's and Children's HospitalDepartment of General PediatricsIzumiJapan
142Gangnam Severance Hospital - Yonsei UniversityPediatric SurgerySeoulSouth Korea
143Centre Hospitalier Universitaire VaudoisDépartement femme-mère-enfantLausanneSwitzerland
144Women's and Children's HospitalNorth AdelaideAustralia
145Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical CampusAurora, COUnited States
146Children's Hospital of Orange CountyOrange, CAUnited States
147National University HospitalKhoo Teck Puat – National University Children’s Medical InstituteSingapore Singapore
148Children's Hospital & Medical CenterOmaha, NEUnited States
149Arkansas Children's NorthwestSpringdale, ARUnited States
150Chaitanya HospitalChandigarhIndia
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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.