The McGovern Medical School Department of Emergency Medicine has exceptional academic career opportunities for residency-trained Emergency Physicians. Our faculty have opportunities to foster innovative academic career pathways in clinical operations, education, research and administration. Our faculty are active in and recognized by local, state, and national emergency medicine societies.

McGovern Medical School EM faculty provide attending physician coverage with resident, nurse practitioner or physician assistant support at two of the busiest Emergency Departments in Houston:

  • Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center (MH-TMC)
    MH-TMC provides care to 70,000 ED patients annually and functions as the main tertiary care referral center for the greater Houston area. MH-TMC is one of the nation’s busiest American College of Surgeons-certified Level I trauma centers and is one of only two Level I pediatric trauma center in Houston.  MH-TMC is also an American Burn Association verified Burn Center. MH-TMC is an American Heart Association-certified Comprehensive Stroke Center and STEMI Receiving Center. The department operates a 20,000 visit/year pediatric ED within the larger MH-TMC ED. The Memorial Hermann LifeFlight Program provide air medical transport services for the greater Houston region. MH-TMC is part of the larger 15-hospital Memorial Hermann Health System.
  • Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital (LBJ)
    LBJ is part of the Harris Health System and provides comprehensive medical care for the Houston community. LBJ has 207 inpatient beds, cares for over 88,000 ED visits annually, and is a verified Level III trauma center. LBJ’s state-of-the-art Emergency Center opened in 2011 and cares for a wide range of patients, including a large number of children and critically-ill.

The McGovern Medical School Emergency Medicine Residency Program is a three-year categorical training program accredited for 20 residents per year. ACGME-accredited fellowship training programs sponsored by the department include Emergency Medical Services and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

The department’s research program includes emphasis on acute and prehospital care, cardiovascular and neurologic resuscitation, and public health. UTHealth is a hub in the NIH-funded Neurologic Emergencies Treatment Trial Network (NETT) and the Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN). Major studies spearheaded by department scientists include the Pragmatic Airway Resuscitation Trial (PART), the REGARDS-Sepsis cohort study, and a trial of Vapotherm therapy. The department has a full time grants specialist and a biostatistician, and operates an Emergency Department research assistant program. The department has close working relationships with the Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR).

For further information, contact Yolanda Torres at 713-500-7863.