Chair’s Message

Welcome to McGovern Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine, where the pursuit of excellence is a standing passion. From clinical care to state-of-the-art training and cutting-edge research, we embrace a sense of duty to our patients, staff, and community-at-large – a vision that drives innovation today for a healthier Houston tomorrow.

Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Established as a full department in 1998, our team of Emergency Medicine and Hospitalists provide superb, integrated care for more than 150,000 patients each year at two of the busiest and most challenging academic hospitals: Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (the highest admission volume Level 1 Trauma Center in the nation) and Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (the highest volume ED in Houston). Additionally, multiple community hospitals expand our reach across one of the fastest growing and most diverse cities in America.

These varied clinical settings embed our residents in one of the nation’s largest training programs and provide outstanding fellowship opportunities in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Ultrasound, Quality Improvement/Patient Safety, Administration, and Emergency Medical Services. In each of our programs, trainees work in close partnership with seasoned and committed faculty, gaining real-world experience to succeed.

Our forward thinking program includes an Emergency Medicine Hospitalist Division which provides high-quality care to patients admitted to the Medicine, OrthopedicsTrauma, Neurology and Cardiovascular Service Lines. The Emergency Medicine Hospitalist Division works in harmony with the in-patient services and is integral to our Emergency Medicine clinical care, education, and research.

Dr. Ben Bobrow pictured with MSTU Co-Directors, Jessica Wilson, MD and Gowri Stevens, MD at the UTHealth Houston Mobile Simulation Training Unit (MSTU) commencement.

Residents and fellows flourish in research design and methodology. Interacting with world-class researchers affords opportunities to collaborate on federally funded, multi-center projects that are changing the face of Emergency Medicine. Our program cultivates leadership skills and emphasizes no less the self-care and resilience essential to longevity in our specialty and personal well-being of our trainees.

At the McGovern Medical School’s Department of Emergency Medicine, we work to dissolve the many clinical, social, economic, and operational hurdles that can erode patient care and public health. We continuously strive to be our best, relishing the challenge of building the country’s premier academic emergency medicine department.

We invite you to consider joining our mission and our team. Thank you for visiting our website, and please feel free to contact us with any questions.


Bentley J. Bobrow, MD
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
UT Health Houston

Our Mission:

“To deliver state-of-the-art, compassionate and equitable emergency and acute in-patient care to our community while implementing cutting edge research as we provide world-class training to the next generation of emergency physicians.”