Our Teaching Hospitals
Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is the primary teaching hospital for the McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Memorial Hermann-TMC provides leading-edge care in heart, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s health, general surgery, organ transplantation and much more. As one of only two certified Level I trauma centers in the greater Houston area, the hospital provides 24/7 emergency and trauma care. Memorial Hermann Life Flight® provides emergency rescue within a 150-mile radius. Memorial Hermann is thriving, with multiple expansions ongoing, and is dedicated to medical education.
Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital is a county-funded hospital located just north of the city, in a neighborhood that has a rich history but has been medically underserved. LBJ Hospital has the state’s busiest emergency department, with more than 70,000 visits each year. Residents participate in general medicine ward rotations, primary care continuity clinic, ICU rotations, and electives in subspecialties (inpatient and outpatient). It is a wonderful opportunity for us to participate in a community-based hospital that provides extension services such as a food pharmacy for the patients.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the original three comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. MD Anderson is the largest, and widely regarded as one of the foremost cancer centers in the world. MD Anderson ranks first in the number and amount of research grants awarded by the National Cancer Institute. MD Anderson Cancer Center has ranked as one of the top two hospitals in cancer care every year since U.S. News & World Report began its annual “America’s Best Hospitals” survey in 1990. Many physicians are frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by services including Best Doctors in America. Residents rotate on hematology and oncology services, and also work with MDA faculty and fellows at LBJ hospital. Residents interested in fellowship have opportunities for research and subspecialty continuity clinics.
The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center serves as the primary health care provider for almost 130,000 veterans in southeast Texas. Veterans from around the country are referred to the MEDVAMC for specialized diagnostic care, radiation therapy, surgery, and medical treatment including cardiovascular surgery, gastrointestinal endoscopy, nuclear medicine, ophthalmology, and treatment of spinal cord injury and diseases. The MEDVAMC is home to a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic; Network Polytrauma Center; an award-winning Cardiac and General Surgery Program; Liver Transplant Center; VA Epilepsy and Cancer Centers of Excellence; VA Substance Abuse Disorder Quality Enhancement Research Initiative; Health Services Research & Development Center of Innovation; VA Rehabilitation Research of Excellence focusing on mild to moderate traumatic brain injury; Mental Illness Research, Education and Clinical Center; and one of the VA’s six Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education, and Clinical Centers. In late 2012, the MEDVAMC received official designation as a Kidney Transplant Center. Residents rotate on general medicine wards and have longitudinal continuity clinic at the VA.