As the only university medical center in Northeast Texas, it’s important to understand what we do. It’s our mission “to serve Northeast Texas and beyond through excellent patient care and community health, comprehensive education, and innovative research.” These three components in healthcare create an environment that fosters excellence through knowledge and teamwork. Also, as part of the renowned University of Texas System, we are at the forefront of advancing healthcare.
Excellent Patient Care and Community Health
- Our expert physicians, nurses, and other health professionals are part of teams who work together every day to provide advanced and compassionate care to our patients.
- Our commitment to new medical technology has brought some of the most advanced treatments possible to Northeast Texas — an effort led by physicians who have the expertise to know when and how to use it.
- Our comprehensive services are at one location so that our patients can come to one location for their care. Our services include:
- We take responsibility for caring for our patients and finding solutions that promote healthy outcomes.
- Our physicians within Academic and Medical Education, many of whom hold multiple board certifications, not only care for our patients, they also teach the next generation of doctors in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Occupational Medicine.
- Our School of Medical Biological Sciences offers a master’s degree in Biotechnology to meet the growing needs of industry throughout Texas, and we offer a collaborative degree in Environmental Science with Stephen F. Austin University through our School of Community and Rural Health.
- We play a key role in sharing medical and scientific health professionals at the college level and with students in elementary through high school.
- Our nationally recognized biomedical scientists within The Center for Biomedical Research explore how bacteria and viruses invade cells to cause illness and study diseases like cancer, diabetes, and heart disease. Their goal is to find new treatments for some of medicine’s most challenging diseases.
- Researchers at UT Health successfully compete with scientists at other leading U.S. institutions for support from the gold standard of research funding — the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.