Why Choose UTMB Health?


UTMB has a long and 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 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 locally, across the region and around the world. The members of the UTMB community share a deep commitment to service, an enduring dedication to excellence, and a strong desire to meet your needs.

Message from the Chief Medical Officer

Dr. Gulshan Sharma
Dr. Gulshan Sharma
At UTMB Health, we are committed to providing the highest quality and safest care possible for our patients. Whether you visit us at one of our clinics or you stay in one of our hospitals, we will care for you the same way we would want the most cherished of our loved ones to be treated—with excellent and compassionate care, with respect, and with your safety and well-being our number one priority.

We are dedicated to continually improving the care we deliver to assure our patients achieve optimal health outcomes and that they are always satisfied with their patient care experience. We believe you, the patient, are the most important member of the care team, and we want to provide you with the information and support you need so that you feel well-informed and confident about participating in all decisions about your care. Read more...