Welcome to The University of Texas Medical Branch, the first and oldest academic health center in the state.
UTMB has the distinction of educating more health care professionals than any other institution in Texas. Our graduates’ passionate commitment to improving the lives of those they serve can be seen in our local community, throughout the state, and around the globe.
Researchers in our world-renowned laboratories are developing diagnostic tools, cures and vaccines that benefit people worldwide.
UTMB is home to the only national laboratory in Texas, and one of only two in the nation dedicated to combating infectious threats to health, including bioterrorism.
The patient care we provide in our hospitals and clinics reflects the latest in technology and expertise. But more importantly, our health professionals are keenly aware that they treat people – not just ailments.
UTMB has a long, marvelous history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care. Our Ashbel Smith Building, known fondly around campus as “Old Red,’’ is the oldest surviving medical school building west of the Mississippi.
Throughout our 127-year history, UTMB’s employees, faculty and students have shared a deep commitment to excellence, and a desire to blaze new trails in service to others.
We are now embarking on one of the most exciting times in our history, with tremendous opportunities before us and a clear vision for the future.
There is robust revitalization going on around campus, ensuring that our facilities support future growth, and that we and those we serve continue to benefit from a dynamic, healing environment.
Our goals are ambitious but well within our reach. We are excited about our future and committed to fulfilling our mission – to improve health for the people of Texas and around the world. Whether you’re a patient, student, alum - whatever your interest – please explore this website and learn more about UTMB Health and the remarkable things happening here.