UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. UTHealth Houston is one of the nation’s most comprehensive academic health centers.
As a comprehensive health science university, 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 Texas Medical Center, considered the largest medical center in the world, UTHealth Houston consists of more than 60 owned buildings and leased facilities, with a total of nearly 5 million square feet of usable space.
Our faculty educate and train the next generation of health care providers and researchers to provide 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 four universities in Texas in terms of total NIH funding, with $116.2 million awarded to date.
In NIH Funding
Among Texas Universities
UTHealth Houston is here for our community, and has provided more than $10.7 million in unreimbursed charity care. Our faculty, residents, fellows, and students provide inpatient care at our primary teaching hospitals which include:
Primary Teaching and Affiliated Hospitals
- Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital
- Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital
- Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Tirr Memorial Hermann
- UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center
UT Physicians, a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, is the clinical practice of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston. Through more than 80 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. Our experts also provide high-quality, wellness-oriented primary care for routine illnesses and maintenance of good health.
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. Specialists and faculty dentists treat patients with every type of dental problem 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 McGovern Medical School physician.
Our philanthropic community provides critical funding to advance UTHealth Houston's mission of educating future health care 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 empowers the many faces of UTHealth Houston who are committed to improving outcomes across Houston and throughout Texas now and for years to come.
2,707 Donors in FY20
By Donor Type
Faculty, Staff, and Students
In FY2021, more than 4,651 total full-time students enrolled at UTHealth Houston with 1,750 students graduating with conferred degrees.