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U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT NAMES HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL NO. 1 IN TEXAS FOR SIXTH YEAR

U.S. News & World Report has named Houston Methodist Hospital the No. 1 hospital in Texas for the sixth year in a row.
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NEW EXPLANATION FOR WHY AIRWAYS CLOSE IN ASTHMA HOLDS PROMISE FOR FUTURE CLASS OF DRUGS

Xian C. Li, M.D., Ph.D., and his team at the Houston Methodist Research Institute discovered an interaction between two molecules that can be manipulated to solve the overproduction of mucin in the lungs that causes asthma.
Houston Methodist researchers have a new explanation for what causes the lungs’ airways to close during asthma attacks that could change the lives of the 300 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma. Read more

HOUSTON METHODIST HOSPITAL REACHES HEART TRANSPLANT MILESTONE

Erik Suarez, M.D., (left) and Thomas MacGillivray, M.D., (right) meet with heart transplant recipient, Tyler Wertz. Both doctors performed the 1000th heart transplant at Houston Methodist Hospital.
Physicians at Houston Methodist Hospital have now performed more than 1,000 heart transplants since Michael E. DeBakey, M.D. completed the first one at the hospital 50 years ago. Read more