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Institutes & Centers

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center is home Houston's leading medical institutes, which combine excellent facilities with world-class clinicians and a collaboration with The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Medical School to provide the best possible care to those who need it.

Patients come to our institutes from around the world for treatment of rare and common diseases, and to participate in forward-thinking research studies and clinical trials with these physicians, researchers and educators who are transforming their respective fields of medicine.

Institutes

Mischer Neuroscience Institute

The Mischer Neuroscience Institute is the largest and most comprehensive neuroscience program in Texas. We currently perform more neurosurgical procedures than any other hospital system in Houston and are nationally recognized for leading-edge medicine.  We are consistently ranked among quality benchmarking organizations as a leader in clinical quality and patient safety.  The Institute was the first center in Texas and one of only a few institutions in the country to fully integrate neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology and neurorehabilitation through comprehensive, specialized treatment centers and close collaboration between all involved disciplines.

Heart and Vascular Institute

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 50 hospitals in the nation for heart and heart surgery for 2010-11. The patient services and amenities available here, coupled with the Institute's unique design, make it the most modern hospital of its kind in Texas. The 230,000 square-foot facility houses 147 patient beds, including a 20-bed short-stay unit, CVICU cardiology care unit and six cardiac catheterization and electrophysiology labs, as well as access to 11 VIP suites with hotel services and library area.

Ironman Sports Medicine Institute

The Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine Institute is a comprehensive sports medicine clinic located in the world-renowned Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas. The Institute brings together highly trained experts in sports science, orthopedics, orthopedic surgery, rehabilitation, physical therapy, human performance science, strength and conditioning and sport nutrition to help athletes of all ages and abilities prevent injury, recover from injury and improve performance to reach their personal athletic goals. The Institute offers comprehensive human performance testing services as well.

Texas Trauma Institute

Designated a Level I Trauma Center for both adult and pediatric patients in Houston and surrounding areas, as well as the only verified burn center in the city, the Institute brings together a world-class team of clinicians, researchers and educators armed with the latest in research and technology to deliver comprehensive, life-saving services to the residents of the Gulf Coast region.

Texas Kidney Institute

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the Top 50 hospitals in the nation for kidney disorders for 2010-11. A multidisciplinary program at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center and Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital, the Texas Kidney Institute is a recognized leader in the treatment of kidney disease, an illness that affects more than 7.5 million American adults. Our specialists are on the frontline of disease management for kidney disorders, immunosuppressant research and surgical advances. The institute has performed more than 2,500 kidney transplants since it was founded in 1977.

Hospitals

Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital has been serving the community for over 20 years and is the primary teaching hospital for the pediatrics and obstetrics/gynecology programs at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Our team of doctors, nurses, therapists and other allied healthcare professionals are focused on the specialized needs of women and children with an emphasis on quality, customer service and leading-edge research.

Centers

Burn Center

Part of the Texas Trauma Institute at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, the John S. Dunn Sr. Burn Center is the only comprehensive burn center in Houston and is verified by the American Burn Association. The Burn Center treats more than 300 patients annually and the board certified physicians care for all types of burn injury, inhalation injury and various skin disorders. The team provides critical care, acute inpatient care, burn reconstruction and scar management, and rehabilitation.

Cancer Center

The Cancer Center helps thousands find hope and healing each year. Our affiliated physicians and specialists in a variety of disciplines work together to improve survival rates and quality of life for people with cancer. Oncologists and researchers at Memorial Hermann-TMC have taken cancer treatment to the next level, using proteomics to type tumors molecularly and deliver more personalized medicine. The Center provides leading-edge treatment and procedures for more than 12 types of cancer including breast, gastrointestinal, and lung.

Digestive Disease Center

The Digestive Disease Center provides comprehensive medical and surgical treatment for patients with diseases of the esophagus, stomach, intestine, pancreas, biliary tract and liver. Under the care of our affiliated physicians, patients receive innovative and effective gastroenterology treatments. We provide expert management, up-to-date treatment and innovative solutions for patients with all forms of digest disorders. The Center’s unique depth and breadth allows for the most comprehensive gastrointestinal and hepatological treatment in Houston.

Sleep Disorders Center

Accredited in 1993, the Sleep Disorders Center was one of the first in Houston to achieve accreditation by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine. Affiliated physicians and highly skilled technologists have expertise in advanced methods of treatment for sleep-disordered breathing. The Center operates under the direction of nationally and internationally recognized academic sleep specialists, who are involved in transformative research, and provides a safe environment for children and adults with significant heart, lung and neuromuscular disease.

Texas Liver Center

Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center broke new ground in 1985 for the treatment of end-stage liver disease as the site of Houston’s first liver transplant. Today, the Texas Liver Center leads the region as the most comprehensive and innovative treatment center for patients with chronic and acute liver diseases. In 2004, our transplant team, together with our surgical intensive care unit, was honored with a National Award for Excellence from the American Liver Foundation. The team performs more than 50 liver transplants annually, about 10 percent of which are pediatric patients. The center has an overall one-year adult survival rate exceeding 90 percent, with a 100 percent success rate in pediatric transplantation.

Transplant Center

The mission of the Transplant Center at Memorial Hermann Hospital-Texas Medical Center is to provide hope and life-restoring care to patients with end-stage organ failure. As a regional and national leader in the field of transplantation, our experienced physicians and staff provide state-of-the-art, compassionate, multidisciplinary care to adult and pediatric patients with end stage liver, kidney, pancreas, and heart disease.

Wound Care Center

The Wound Care Center at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center was one of the first wound care centers in the region and nearly 25 years later, is the longest running wound care center offering unparalleled experience in the Houston area. The Center is the only multi-place chamber in the city of Houston and the only advanced wound care center in the Texas Medical Center. It has an eight-year accreditation with the Undersea Hyperbaric and Medical Society and provides state-of-the-art wound management, including hyperbaric oxygen therapy from trained medical personnel in the Hyperbaric Medicine Unit. The Center offers the latest and most effective dressing and technologies, both of which assist in efficient healing of even the most stubborn wounds. Specialized physicians and staff are trained in the latest advanced wound care techniques.