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NewYork-Presbyterian Rises to #4 Hospital in the Nation and Remains #1 in New York

Message from the Dean of WCM:

Congratulations to our partner NewYork-Presbyterian on its U.S. News & World Report “Best Hospitals” ranking as #4!  Please see the below announcement from Dr. Steven Corwin and Dr. Laura Forese on this wonderful accomplishment.

This national recognition highlights our academic medical center’s reputation as a leader in healthcare.  Together we will continue to offer the best, most compassionate care in New York City and beyond.


Augustine M.K. Choi, M.D.

Stephen and Suzanne Weiss Dean
Weill Cornell Medicine
Provost for Medical Affairs
Cornell University


Dear Colleagues, 

The results of U.S. News & World Report's 2019-20 annual "Best Hospitals" survey were released today. NewYork-Presbyterian is ranked #4 in the nation and #1 in New York. This is the 20th consecutive year NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital is the top-ranked hospital in New York.

The Hospital also has been ranked in the top 10 in the following specialties:

  • Nephrology (#2)
  • Neurology & Neurosurgery (#3)
  • Cardiology & Heart Surgery (#4)
  • Gynecology (#4)
  • Psychiatry (#4)
  • Rheumatology (#4)
  • Diabetes & Endocrinology (#5)
  • Urology (#5)
  • Orthopedics (#6)
  • Geriatrics (#9)
  • Rehabilitation (#10)

NYP also ranks highly—within the top 20 nationally—in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery; Ear, Nose & Throat; Pulmonology; and Cancer.

Thousands of U.S. hospitals were evaluated in this year’s survey, which is designed to help patients and their physicians make informed decisions about where to receive care for challenging health conditions or for common elective procedures. The specialty rankings assess hospital performance in high-complexity areas of inpatient care, from cancer to urology.

The full list of U.S. News “Best Hospitals” rankings is available at:

Congratulations to everyone at NYP and thank you for your contributions to this achievement!

Steven J. Corwin, M.D. 
President & Chief Executive Officer

Laura L. Forese, M.D. 
Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

Weill Cornell Medicine Pathology & Laboratory Medicine 1300 York Avenue New York, NY 10065 Phone: (212) 746-6464 Fax: (212) 746-8192