Columbia Orthopedics Ranked #6 in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

US News & World Report Hospitals: Orthopedcs 2020-2021 Badge

NewYork-Presbyterian & Columbia Orthopedics ranked #6 in nation by US News & World Report.

Columbia Orthopedics has been ranked No. 6 in the nation for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021 – alongside NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital's rise to No. 4 in the nation and 20th consecutive year as the No. 1 hospital in New York. For this year's orthopedic rankings, 1,638 hospitals were considered, with 50 programs selected for national raking. Ratings were based on the analysis of categories such as patient survival, patient experience, volume of high risk patients, nurse staffing, advanced technologies and patient services. 

I am extremely proud, and humbled, to lead this remarkable group of faculty, fellows, residents, clinical staff, researchers, and administrators, whose hard work and dedication have catapulted Columbia Orthopedics to rank among the top programs in the nation. Thank you for your unwavering commitment to compassionate patient care, outstanding surgical education and cutting-edge research. To all of you, and to the entire Columbia family, congratulations on this remarkable recognition and for upholding New York–Presbyterian’s historic tradition of excellence.

William N. Levine, MD
Frank E. Stinchfield Professor and Chair

Columbia Orthopedics is a part of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), one of only 20 U.S. hospitals to be named to the 2020-2021 Best Hospitals Honor Roll, a distinction recognizing hospitals that deliver the highest quality of care across a range of specialties, procedures and conditions. Visit to read more information on this year's rankings.

The U.S. News & World Report rankings have become the global authority in hospital rankings. The rankings assist patients, as well as doctors, who are searching for care from providers, specialties, and hospitals. This year's rankings feature an updated methodology in the 12 data-driven specialty rankings, which cover Orthopedics, Gynecology, Cancer, Cardiology and Heart Surgery, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Ear, Nose and Throat, Gastroenterology and GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Neurology and Neurosurgery, Pulmonology and Lung Surgery, Nephrology, and Urology. The rankings encompass a total of 25 adult specialties, procedures, and conditions. Over 4,500 hospitals were evaluated, with 134 rankings in at least one specialty, and 563 ranking among the Best Regional Hospitals in a state or metro area. 

About Columbia Orthopedics 

The Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Columbia University Irving Medical Center, one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious orthopedic training programs, has a rich tradition advancing specialty care for patients with musculoskeletal disorders dating back to its founding as the New York Orthopaedic Hospital in 1866. Throughout its history, Columbia Orthopedics has developed and refined new techniques for the diagnosis and treatment of orthopedic diseases and disorders, trained generations of orthopedic surgeons, and helped countless patients relieve musculoskeletal pain and regain mobility. Today, as part of NewYork-Presbyterian, New York's #1 hospital and #4 in the nation, Columbia Orthopedics is ranked among the top ten orthopedic programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report. The department's faculty, clinicians, and staff are committed to providing un-matched specialty care for adults and children, to training the next generation of orthopedic leaders, and to advancing the field through groundbreaking research.