A legacy of medical milestones has attracted patients from around the world to Methodist for more than 90 years.
The Methodist Hospital Research Institute (TMHRI), was formed in 2004 to rapidly and efficiently translate discoveries made in the laboratory and the clinic into new diagnostics, therapies and treatments. Important advances in biomedical sciences and health care are made by collaborative, interdisciplinary teams of individuals with diverse scientific backgrounds and training. TMHRI was created to provide the infrastructure and support for these endeavors, and to house the technology and resources needed to make innovative breakthroughs in important areas of human disease. Methodist Institute for Technology, Innovation and Education (MITIE), The Methodist Hospital’s 35,000 square- foot surgical training center and virtual hospital provides ongoing physician education and surgical training in the latest techniques and technologies. MITIE employs advanced simulators, technical trainers, robotics and image guidance devices to make possible cutting-edge surgical training in a safe and effective environment.
Oncologists, clinicians and scientists at the Methodist Cancer Center are on the front lines in the prevention, early diagnosis and sophisticated management of cancer. The Methodist Cancer Center houses the Breast Center and the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Clinic, both of which offer patients a unique standard of service for the diagnosis and treatment of breast disease.
The Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center is the only institution in Houston that transplants all solid organs and, in 2012, performed a record-breaking 462 transplants giving more patients than ever before a second chance at life.
The Methodist Diabetes and Metabolism Institute integrates diabetes, weight management and lipids into a multidisciplinary center focused on becoming a national leader in metabolic syndrome research and management.
The Methodist DeBakey Heart & Vascular Center builds upon Methodist’s reputation as a leader in cardiac care, providing comprehensive services including research, preventive care and education, diagnosis, surgery and rehabilitation—to provide effective care and treatment for people suffering from heart disease. For nearly 60 years, Methodist was the home of internationally acclaimed heart surgeon Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, who was recognized as the “Father of Heart Care.” Methodist physicians continue his groundbreaking work:
- The world’s first successful surgical treatment of a thoracic aortic aneurysm;
- The first successful aortocoronary artery bypass, using the large vein in the leg to bypass the blocked or damaged area between the aorta and coronary arteries, a lifesaving operation now used throughout the world;
- Research that led to FDA approval of the country’s newest cholesterol-lowering drugs;
- Groundbreaking stem cell research for treating cardiac and vascular diseases;
- The use of robotics to repair cardiac valves, treat atrial fibrillation, and perform advanced cath lab procedures.
The Methodist Neurological Institute (NI) advances the discovery of the origins, mechanisms and treatment of neurological disease and provides comprehensive care for patients with disorders and injuries of the brain and spinal cord. The NI houses the practice and research activities of the departments of neurology, neurosurgery, neuroradiology, neurophysiology and physical medicine & rehabilitation at Methodist.
The Nantz National Alzheimer Center (NNAC), in partnership with Jim Nantz, is a comprehensive center within the NI dedicated to the research and treatment of patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. The Methodist Concussion Center provides diagnosis, treatment and education on concussion and head injuries to professional, student and recreational athletes. The NI's MDA/ALS Research and Clinical Center is the first multi-disciplinary clinic in the U.S. dedicated to patient care and research for ALS patients. This is the standard by which all other MDA/ ALS clinics are modeled. The Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center at the NI is the largest dedicated stroke unit in the Texas Medical Center, and the nation’s first comprehensive stroke center. The Center is a leader in stroke research, treatment, prevention, rehabilitation and recovery. Since 2007, The Methodist Hospital System, led by the NI, has sponsored Taking Strides4Stroke: Community Stroke Awareness Campaign to promote education and awareness of stroke symptoms, treatment, prevention and research throughout the greater Houston area.
Methodist Bone and Joint Center is Houston’s leading provider of orthopedic services. From sports medicine to joint replacement, Methodist offers comprehensive diagnostic, treatment and rehabilitative services. Methodist serves as the official health care provider of the Houston Astros, Houston Texans, Houston Dynamo, Houston Ballet and Rice Athletics.
Methodist, Texas Children’s Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine partner on the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, which was the first program of its kind to combine basic science and clinical research with comprehensive pediatric and adult cell and gene therapy transplant units, the center treats patients with cancer and other genetic diseases.
Methodist Center for Performing Arts Medicine brings professional level music, dance and theater to The Methodist Hospital’s Crain Garden, an helps coordinate artist visits to patient care facilities throughout the hospital. CPAM also organizes research projects, such as investigations into the healing properties of music, and how to alleviate physical strains on performers.
For more information about The Methodist Hospital System, please call 713-790-3333.