U.S. News & World Report Ranks Columbia Orthopedics Among the Nation's Top Ten Orthopedic Programs

August 3, 2021
NewYork-Presbyterian & Columbia Orthopedics ranked top ten in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

Columbia Orthopedics ranked among the top ten orthopedics programs in the nation - by U.S. News & World Report, for 2021-2022. For this year's orthopedic rankings, 1,660 hospitals were considered, with 50 programs selected for national raking. Ratings were based on the analysis of categories such as patient survival and experience, volume of high-risk patients, nurse staffing, breadth of patient services, and expert opinion.

Columbia Orthopedics is a part of NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP), ranked among the top 10 in the nation and No. 1 in New York State for the 21st consecutive year. NYP is 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 nyp.org 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 15 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 15 adult specialties, procedures, and conditions. Over 4,500 hospitals were evaluated, with 175 rankings in at least one specialty.


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, 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.