About UTMB Health

The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston (UTMB Health) has a long marvelous history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care.

It was the first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences. For more than 125 years, the university has maintained a forward-thinking spirit that has enabled it to serve its students, its patients and people in Texas and beyond in innovative ways.

That pioneering spirit is alive and well today, enabling us to honor our legacy even as we expand our focus to improve health care worldwide. The members of the UTMB community share a deep commitment to service, an enduring dedication to excellence, a strong desire to blaze new trails and a great willingness to leverage their extraordinary expertise. More details...

  • UTMB students
    Students walk in front of the The Ashbel Smith Building, also known as Old Red. The building is the oldest standing medical school building west of the Mississippi.
  • Galveston National Laboratory
    Inside the Galveston National Laboratory, the only full-sized maximum-containment lab at a U.S. university and one of only four in the nation.
  • Galveston National Laboratory
    A patient room in the Comprehensive Maternity Center, located in John Sealy Hospital.
  • Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic
    UTMB's Multispecialty Center and Stark Diabetes Clinic in League City focuses on disease management, with a number of specialized clinical services.
  • Future Jennie Sealy Hospital
    The new Jennie Sealy Hospital, located on the Galveston campus, is scheduled to open in early 2016.
Click here to learn about the New Jennie Sealy Hospital, opening in early 2016

The Health System

UTMB Health offers diverse experiences that will benefit fellows throughout their career, including exposure to the educational, research and patient care missions at one of the nation's leading academic medical centers.

UTMB Health is home to four schools (Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences), three institutes (Human Infections and Immunity, Medical Humanities, and Translational Sciences), more than 3,200 students and approximately 900 faculty members.

The main campus is situated on 84 acres on the east end of Galveston Island and is home to the 436-bed John Sealy Hospital, the future 380-bed Jennie Sealy Hospital (opening in early 2016), and the 108-bed Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) Hospital—more commonly known as Hospital Galveston, which is dedicated solely to the care of Texas's offender population and runs one of the largest pharmacies and largest telemedicine programs in the nation.

UTMB Health also operates a 72-bed hospital located north of Galveston in League City (opening fall 2015) and a 45-bed hospital located in Angleton Danbury. We are home to nearly 80 clinics in 62 locations across the Houston-Galveston region, providing much needed primary and specialty care services to a rapidly growing population.

In 2010, UTMB Health became the 49th member of The Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. Thanks to this collaboration, fellows will have the unique opportunity to learn more about the value of collectively improving overall population health while ensuring UTMB and the Houston/Galveston region remain leaders in health sciences education, research and patient care well into the future.

You Pave the Road Ahead - an series of interviews with staff from throughout the Health System describing how they make an impact on the patient and family experience at UTMB Health.


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