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A cornerstone of Houston Methodist's strategic vision as a source for leading care, Houston Methodist Academic Institute conducts ground breaking translational and clinical research to provide the best care to patients in our community and around the world.

Working with the Houston Methodist Academic Institute, employees have the unique opportunity to be involved in innovative treatments and clinical trials as well as transforming the latest discoveries into practical protocols at the bedside.

Along with our Research Programs and Programmatic Cores, there are core support areas which form the basis for both basic and clinical research. These are:

Awards and Distinctions

Clinical Trials Being Conducted at Houston Methodist Hospital

  • Anesthesiology
  • Cancer
  • Cardiology
  • Cardiothoracic Surgery
  • Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Immunology
  • International Medicine and Infectious Disease
  • Nephrology
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Neurology and Neuroscience
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Pathology
  • Pediatrics
  • Pulmonary Critical Care
  • Radiology
  • Surgery
  • Urology

Cardiology Center

Houston Methodist’s Debakey Heart & Vascular Center and Department of Cardiovascular Sciences are accelerating the development of life-saving therapies and technologies to advance cardiology, cardiothoracic, and vascular surgery care.

Our physicians and researchers use their expertise in cardiovascular biology, stem cell biology, genetic engineering, RNA Therapeutics and lipid metabolism to develop treatments for rare and complex diseases.

Houston Methodist Neal Cancer Center

At Houston Methodist, our dedicated team of world-renowned researchers help support the mission of our oncologists. Bringing the latest technologies and advanced treatment options to patients as quickly and safely as possible.

Our researchers conduct translational research and support numerous cancer-specific clinical trial protocols for brain, breast, liver, lung and many other forms of cancer. Helping bring tomorrow's cures to our patients today

Fast Facts | Houston Methodist Academic Institute

  • 815 faculty
  • 2,340 credentialed researchers
  • 1,690 ongoing clinical protocols and trials
  • $90.4 million total extramural research funding


  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • University of Houston
  • Texas A&M
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