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Engineering the future of health care

A partnership to advance innovative programs

Engineers construct marvels of civilization, but they also play a vital role in safeguarding the health of our communities and pushing the boundaries of biomedical science. The MD/MBE program combines two of Houston’s leading institutions to train a new generation of health professionals.

Faculty endowments support innovative work

Wings of generosity

Support from endowments lifts UTHealth Houston faculty

At UTHealth Houston, endowed funds provide resources in perpetuity that set our faculty on trajectories to new heights as they conduct life-changing work and train the next generation of health professionals, who will meet future health challenges head-on.

Anthony Estrera, MD, smiles with his patient, Jerry Ashworth.

On the pulse of cardiovascular care

Cardiovascular experts help patient get back in the game

Jerry Ashworth's night began like any other Monday night, playing pickup basketball; however, he did not expect for it to end with a trip to the hospital. During the game, a sudden pop in his chest took his breath away.

Emanual J. Ramos Tenorio, MD, PhD (left), and Gustavo S. Oderich, MD (right), save lives by repairing aortic aneurysms with customized stent grafts that are tailored to each patient.

Beating in rhythm

Delivering life-changing cardiovascular care and innovation

The body’s cardiovascular system is vast, with sprawling labyrinths of arteries, capillaries, and veins. Despite its enormous size and complexity, UTHealth Houston faculty and trainees are leading new surgical techniques to address life-threatening cardiovascular problems.

A signature event at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry since 2015, Give Vets a Smile serves as a lifeline to veterans unable to access oral health care.

A salute to smiles

Annual event improves the oral health of veterans

A signature event at UTHealth Houston School of Dentistry since 2015, Give Vets a Smile serves as a lifeline to veterans unable to access oral health care. For some, it may be the first time they have seen a dentist in years.

Lokesh Shahani, MD (left), and Jair C. Soares, MD, PhD (right), stand at the forefront of delivering much-needed personalized care for patients with behavioral disorders.

More than a number

Leading the state in personalized behavioral health care

In spring 2022, UTHealth Houston strengthened its commitment to behavioral health when it opened the doors of a new facility that, combined with the UTHealth Houston Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC), has created the largest academic psychiatric hospital in the nation.

David I. Sandberg, MD, has dedicated his career to helping children beat the odds against deadly tumors of the central nervous system

Marching on with hope

Reimagining care of pediatric brain tumors

A routine eye exam in December 2020 marked the beginning of a journey that forever changed the Abbi Evans' life. Although she faces a challenging neurological condition, she continues to march on and achieve her goals thanks to help from neurosurgeon David I. Sandberg, MD.