When Newsweek magazine released its 2023 rankings of the very best hospitals worldwide, the neurosurgery service at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center at NewYork-Presbyterian was honored again. For the second year in a row, our world-class neurosurgery service was named the top program in New York, and the best east of the Mississippi. Our esteemed colleagues at the Mayo Clinic nudged us out of first place this year, but we don’t mind being rated as the #2 neurosurgery service in the world. Yes, the world.
To create this listing, Newsweek and Statista surveyed more than 40,000 medical experts worldwide. They were asked to choose the top hospitals in the world for 11 specialties, then the Statista experts factored in accreditations and patient reported outcome measures. Once the weighting and counting were done, the combined neurosurgery service at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University emerged as a winner again on the global list.
This prestigious ranking for the neurosurgical service at Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Irving Medical Center corroborates what the annual US News survey and other lists of Top Doctors, SuperDoctors, and other “best neurosurgeons” lists nationwide have long said: We are simply the best.
The Newsweek/Statista survey was conducted over the summer of 2022, when experts worldwide were asked to recommend and rank hospitals in their own area of expertise as well as in an optional secondary area. See the full rankings, along with the methodology, here.