UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. With half a century of experience, UTHealth Houston is one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers.
The mission of UTHealth Houston is to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health.
We pursue this mission in order to advance the quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease and injury as well as promoting individual health and community well-being.
Excellence above all in the quest to be an acknowledged leader in the collaboration to treat, cure, and prevent the most common diseases of our time through education, research, and clinical practice.
Giuseppe N. Colasurdo, MDALKEK-WILLIAMS DISTINGUISHED CHAIR
Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center and across the state, UTHealth Houston’s students, faculty, and staff are creating a healthier future for all — in more than 7 million square feet of state-of-the-art clinical, research, training, and administrative space across 127 buildings.
Our faculty educate and train the next generation of health care providers and researchers to deliver outstanding patient care and improve community health in Houston and beyond.
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UTHealth Houston at a Glance
Our faculty and students conduct research to improve the dual pillars of health and well-being while addressing our nation’s most pressing public health crises. UTHealth Houston ranks in the top five universities in Texas in terms of total NIH funding, with $133.7 million awarded.
In NIH Funding
Among Texas Universities
UTHealth Houston is here for our community, and has provided more than $16.4 million in unreimbursed charity care. Our faculty, residents, fellows, and students provide inpatient care at our primary teaching hospital affiliates which include:
Primary Teaching and Affiliated Hospitals
- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
- John S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center at UTHealth Houston
- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Tirr Memorial Hermann
- UTHealth Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC)
UT Physicians, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School. Through a range of specialties that include neurosciences, orthopedics, heart and vascular health, and women’s and children’s health, our faculty offer urgent, highly specialized, or complex care to individuals and families in Houston and across Harris County and surrounding areas.
Revenue from UT Physicians provides UTHealth Houston with additional resources to support our faculty and further enhance the education of the health care professionals of tomorrow.
UT Dentists is the multidisciplinary faculty practice of the School of Dentistry. Faculty dentists and specialists treat patients with every type of dental issue to improve oral health, which is essential to overall wellness.
UT Health Services is a nationally recognized nurse-managed primary care center through Cizik School of Nursing. Nurse practitioners provide patient care in collaboration with a UTHealth Houston physician.
Our philanthropic community provides critical funding to advance UTHealth Houston’s mission of educating future health professionals, pursuing life-changing research, and improving the health and well-being of our patients and their families. As seen in this at-a-glance overview, the generosity of our partners provides critical resources to meet the health challenges facing our communities now and for years to come.
2,410 Donors in FY22
By Donor Type
Faculty, Staff, and Students
In FY2022, more than 5,319 total students enrolled at UTHealth Houston with 1,732 students graduating with conferred degrees.