Welcome to UTHealth — Houston's Health University. With six schools, three hospital partners and a network of clinics throughout Houston, our community of experts is working tirelessly to solve the greatest health challenges of our time.

In the News

  • Health problem? A medical device might fix it

    Steven Norris, Ph.D., and the microsurgical lab of Daniel H. Kim, M.D., Dongsuk Shin, Ph.D., and Mark Dannenbaum, M.D., were featured in a TMC Pulse story on medical technology.

  • Preparing for surgery

    Carmel Dyer, M.D., was on KPRC Radio's Fifty + program this weekend to discuss how to prepare for surgery.

  • Oil crisis: As prices plunge, Houston launches $2 billion plan to become 'third coast' for biotech

    Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., was quoted in this International Business News story about the Texas Medical Center's new biotechnology collaborative.

  • Silo breakers

    In the latest HealthLEADER article, UTHealth President Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D., Patricia Starck, Ph.D., Bela Patel, M.D., Richard Bradley, M.D., Juliana Brixey, Ph.D., and Angela Ross, D.N.P., discussed UTHealth's Center for Interprofessional Collaboration and the importance of collaborative health care.

  • Mind over matter?

    In the latest HealthLEADER article, UTHealth School of Nursing dean Lorraine Frazier, Ph.D., R.N., Alan Prossin, M.B.B.S., Luba Yammine, Ph.D., R.N., and Jennifer E. Sanner, Ph.D., R.N., discuss research showing a link between depression and other illnesses.

  • The Q&A: Eric Boerwinkle

    In this Texas Tribune Q&A, Eric Boerwinkle, Ph.D., shared his priorities and plans for his new appointment as incoming dean of the School of Public Health.

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One University, Six Schools

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The UTHealth Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, a joint graduate educational program with UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, equips the researchers of tomorrow with the knowledge and training to turn discovery into life-saving solutions.

Under the mentorship of leading scientists from both institutions, our graduate students are conducting groundbreaking research in the most promising and relevant fields of biomedical science, including genetics, immunology, stem cell research, neuroscience and cancer biology.

Medical School

McGovern Medical School

The McGovern Medical School at UTHealth is the sixth largest in the U.S., graduating more than 6,000 physicians since its establishment in 1972. Nearly 70 percent of graduates choose to remain in Texas to continue providing exceptional care throughout the state.

The faculty of the McGovern Medical School comprises today’s medical leaders in their fields—physicians and scientists who are skilled educators, researchers, and clinicians committed to providing quality, compassionate patient care. The McGovern Medical School is also home to more than 20 centers and institutes focusing on the most challenging health-related issues of our time.

Faculty and students performing health information technology research

School of Biomedical Informatics

The UTHealth School of Biomedical Informatics educates future scientists and professionals in informatics and health information technology. The first and only school of its kind in the nation, SBMI studies population health using “big data” to identify environmental and behavioral patterns that lead to better disease prevention.

Our faculty and students are working to revolutionize patient safety and care by finding novel ways to capture, integrate, use and display biomedical data, information and knowledge.

Faculty member and dental student with small patient

School of Dentistry

Founded in 1905, the UTHealth School of Dentistry was the first dental school in Texas and set the bar for exceptional training in oral health care and research. It continues to lead dental education today by enriching the lives and health of our community and the world through patient care and leading-edge research—our foundation in the pursuit of excellence in education.

The School of Dentistry has graduated more than 10,000 dentists, dental hygienists and postgraduate specialists and serves as a dependable source of quality dental care for patients of all ages in its school-based and mobile clinics.

School of Nursing student performing training demonstration

School of Nursing

Ranked consistently in the top 5 percent in the nation, the UTHealth School of Nursing educates professional nurses as clinicians and scientists, discovers and translates advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and models best practices and innovation in clinical care.

Uniquely positioned to advance the health and well-being within our diverse communities and address the shortage of primary care providers and nurses, we develop tomorrow’s leaders in nursing practice, education and research.

School of Public Health

School of Public Health

The UTHealth School of Public Health protects and improves the health of individuals, families, communities and populations locally and globally through work in human genomics, outcomes research and comparative effectiveness of healthy lifestyle interventions.

With six campuses across the state, the School of Public Health can focus on a range of health challenges and prevention strategies—from obesity, diabetes, abuse and addiction, to infectious disease and cardiovascular disease.

UT Physicians

UT Physicians

UT Physicians is the name of the clinical practice of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth.

With more than 1,000 clinicians certified in 80 medical specialties and subspecialties, UT Physicians provides primary, urgent, complex and multi-specialty care for the entire family at every age and stage of life.

Patients have access to emerging clinical advances delivered to them by caring, compassionate providers. From its flagship location in the Texas Medical Center to one of the many sites throughout Greater Houston, UT Physicians brings the expertise of the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth close to home.