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Medical School Partnerships

Academic Medical Partnerships 
Harris Health System is proud of its medical staff partners and its clinical affiliations with nationally recognized medical universities and colleges. These academic affiliations provide our patients with access to some of the finest medical care, research and evidence-based treatments in our region. As researchers and leaders in their fields, our medical staff is defining the next generation of care for everyone.

Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, the only private medical school in the greater southwest part of the U.S., is recognized as a premier academic health science center and is known for excellence in education, research and patient care. Baylor annually trains more than 3,000 medical, graduate, nurse anesthesia and physician assistant students, as well as residents and post-doctoral fellows. In addition to Harris Health Ben Taub Hospital, a primary teaching site for Baylor, many of Harris Health’s network of health centers, clinics and specialty facilities are also staffed by its faculty, fellows and residents.

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston)
UTHealth Houston is the most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, and is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, medicine, nursing and public health. UTHealth Houston educates more healthcare professionals than any health-related institution in Texas and features the nation’s seventh-largest medical school. Founded in 1972 by the UT System Board of Regents, UTHealth’s more than 10,000 faculty, staff, students and residents are committed to delivering innovative solutions that create the best hope for a healthier future. 

McGovern Medical School was established by the Texas Legislature in 1969. The school provides residency and fellow training, as well as continuing education programs for practicing physicians. The medical school staffs Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, a primary teaching hospital, and many of Harris Health's growing network of health centers, clinics and specialty facilities throughout Harris County.

The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry
The University of Texas Health Science Center School of Dentistry offers 11 accredited programs: doctor of dental surgery (DDS), dental hygiene, two primary care general dentistry residency programs and six specialty programs in pediatric dentistry, endodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, oral pathology, prosthodontics, periodontics and orthodontics. 

Learning and training along seasoned faculty and medical staff, students and residents support the excellent care and treatments provided to Harris County residents. The school has affiliations with both Harris Health hospitals—Ben Taub and LBJ. As the only dental school in southeast Texas, it’s a primary source of high-quality oral medical care for patients with special needs and multiple medical comorbidities.

The University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine
The University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine was founded in 2019 with a social mission to improve healthcare among underserved communities in Houston and across Texas. Its approach to medical education is rooted in sound clinical training aimed at overall wellness. Within Harris Health, the Fertitta Family College of Medicine provides medical support and faculty for the care of individuals in custody at the Harris County Jail. Through correctional health, Harris Health provides individuals in custody with medical care and services while also addressing their holistic needs of social and economic factors to achieve better health and well-being. 

The MD Anderson Oncology Program at LBJ Hospital was established with the collaboration of Harris Health System, MD Anderson, UTHealth Houston and Baylor College of Medicine. The program now has 13 faculty members: seven in Medical Oncology, four in Gynecologic Oncology, one in Urologic Oncology, and one in Orthopedic Oncology. 

The oncology program at LBJ provides health care for low-income and medically underserved residents of Harris County, with the primary goal being cancer control and treatment. Patients with solid tumors and lymphomas receive multidisciplinary care through the program.

Access to clinical trials developed by MD Anderson researchers means that every patient will receive the same high standard of care that MD Anderson is known for.