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Practicing Clinical Excellence
UT Physicians clinics are dedicated to patient quality and clinical effectiveness. Each UT Medical School clinical department has an advocate for patient quality and effectiveness in the role of vice chair – a testament to our commitment to improving patient outcomes and ensuring quality measures throughout the inpatient – outpatient continuum.
UT-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety – The center’s primary goal is to conduct research that generates new knowledge about how to improve the quality and safety of healthcare. Faculty researchers also actively disseminate findings and participate in educational programs designed to train researchers and caregivers to improve care.
UT Physicians is the non-profit physician corporation affiliated with the faculty practice plan of The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. The organization’s primary purpose is to facilitate and expand the Medical School faculty’s ability to provide health care services to the community via accessible, state-of-the-art outpatient facilities. With an emphasis on improving quality outcomes, our goal is to quickly translate that knowledge to our students and residents so that they can best serve their patients.
Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center, a partner in the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, is the primary teaching hospital of the UT Medical School in the Texas Medical Center (TMC). The hospital serves as the center of inpatient clinical activity for the Medical School’s full-time faculty who work closely with part-time faculty and volunteer physicians.
The Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) General Hospital, owned and operated by the Harris County Hospital District, is the second primary teaching facility for the Medical School. Health-care services for the hospital district are provided by Affiliated Medical Services (a nonprofit organization composed of UT faculty), which staffs LBJ, and Baylor College of Medicine, which staffs Ben Taub General Hospital.
MD Anderson Cancer Center – Created in 1941 as a component of The University of Texas System and one of the nation’s three comprehensive cancer centers, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was ranked as the top hospital in the nation for cancer care by U.S. News & World Report. The Medical School’s Department of Dermatology is a joint department with MD Anderson Cancer Center, and our physicians, residents, students, and faculty work closely in the pursuit of education, research, and improving patient care.
TIRR Memorial Hermann – Recognized for 20 years as one of America’s “Best Rehabilitation Hospitals,” TIRR was ranked #4 in 2009 by U.S. News & World Report. TIRR treats patients with a range of disabilities from complex conditions like brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, multiple trauma and amputation, to rehabilitation to conditions including multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, post-polio syndrome, rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. The Medical School’s Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation is closely aligned with TIRR.
As specialists, our standard is to always keep the referring physician informed of the patient’s status and treatment plan. We are in constant communication with our referring physicians, working together in the best interest of the patient. Our satisfaction is returning an improved patient to his or her physician.
Call 1-888-488-3627 for assistance with a referral. To request a free copy of our latest UT Physicians Resource Guide for Referring Physicians, contact us.
Patient navigator/Patient center
UT Physicians offers a personalized patient care service to help guide patients through the medical process. This service is available 24/7 through our hotline – 832-325-7696. A patient care center is available on the ground floor of the UT Professional Building on Fannin to accommodate a comprehensive patient visit that involves multiple appointments and specialties.
telemedicine/outreach – Telemedicine consults are available where technology accommodates this service. Our UT Stroke team provides emergent stroke consultations via robotic telemedicine and videoconferencing. Our family medicine physicians provide expertise in real-time via telemedicine to patients in the Valley via our mobile outreach van.
The UT Medical School at Houston is committed to providing the necessary educational, financial and human resources necessary to support graduate medical education. In order to provide effective educational experiences for residents that lead to measurable achievement of educational outcomes, the institution provides clinical venues for resident education through agreements with approved patient care facilities. Nearly 900 residents are enrolled in accredited residencies and fellowships that provide patient care at clinical venues in partnership with the Medical School.
Continuing Medical Education
UTcme is a collaborative program of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston offering a variety of accredited continuing medical activities, including online events and conferences.
Andrew Casas, COO
UT Physicians Board of Directors
- Giuseppe Colasurdo, M.D.
- Carin Hagberg, M.D.
- David McPherson, M.D.
- Martin Citardi, M.D.
- Walter Lowe, M.D.
Clinical research studies are a means to understand diseases and to develop new treatments based on direct study and observation of people. When patients and healthy volunteers enroll in a clinical study, they become partners with the members of the research team who are experts in the disease and who are searching for better ways to understand and treat disease. The participants in a clinical study are essential for helping others with the same or similar diseases, both today and in future generations. Clinical trials are conducted at the University’s Clinical Research Unit at Memorial Hermann Hospital. Numerous trials are ongoing and information on how to participate and refer patients may be found here.
The UT Medical School Outreach Laboratory Responsive and Reliable Diagnostic Pathology offers a wide array of pathology services. For more information about the laboratory, call 713-500-5258 to speak to a UT pathologist.