Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

Departments & Programs


Cardiovascular Sciences


Systems Medicine and Bioengineering

Translational Imaging

The Department of Cardiovascular Sciences advances cardiovascular medicine, cardiothoracic surgery, and vascular surgery- with over 100 ongoing clinical trials that distinguish Houston Methodist as a leader in cardiovascular science and cardiovascular care.

The Department of Nanomedicine provides the infrastructure for the development of fundamental platforms including silicon/semiconductors, nano/microfabrication, mathematics, molecular medicine and pharmaceutical technologies.

The Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering seeks cures and improvements in disease diagnosis and treatments by the new systems biology paradigm and by developing and integrating technologies in bioinformatics, bioimaging, bioengineering and chemical biology.

The Department of Translational Imaging partners researchers with clinicians to develop new translational imaging materials and technologies that improve patient diagnosis, therapy, and outcomes.

Recruiting: Department Chair


The cancer research program is one of the largest in Texas, with basic, clinical, and translational studies covering many types of cancer including breast, endometrial, genitourinary, and prostate.

Cardiovascular Regeneration
The Center for Cardiovascular Regeneration focuses on the biology of cardiac and vascular repair.

Diabetes and Metabolic Disease
The diabetes and metabolic disease research program will conduct a wide range of investigational studies into the mechanisms of diabetes, obesity, insulin resistance, metabolic syndrome, tissue damage, and islet cell dysfunction.

Genomic Medicine
The genomic medicine program conducts research in nuclear hormone receptor genomic regulatory mechanisms, and oversees a Next Generation genomic sequencing core that provides services to researchers.

Infectious Disease
The infectious disease and inflammation research program focuses on several significant causes of human infection including group A Streptococcus (strep throat, flesh eating disease), tuberculosis, and Vibrio cholerae.

Inflammation and Epigenetics
The Center for Inflammation and Epigenetics is an interdisciplinary translational research laboratory, which bridges laboratory science and clinical applications in the fields of cardiovascular disease, diabetes, infectious disease, metabolism, cancer, neuroscience and transplantation.

The neurosciences research program concentrates on investigations of amyotropic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Parkinson's Disease, medically refractory dystonia, stroke, primary brain tumors, and stuttering.

Outcomes, Quality & Other Initiatives

Tissue Engineering & Regenerative Medicine
The tissue engineering & regenerative medicine program was established to advance the field of cell-based therapies, and to support investigators in their research involving pluripotent stem cells to treat human diseases.

Transplant Immunology
The transplant immunology research program directs its studies on the minimization of postoperative complications for heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplantation.