Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine.
Houston Methodist. Leading Medicine

About Us

About Us

Houston Methodist is an academic medical center that is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College and the Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences of Cornell University. The educational programs at Houston Methodist are coordinated by the Institute for Academic Medicine, under the leadership of director Dr. Mauro Ferrari and co-director Dr. Tim Boone.  It is advised by the a council of chairs of the academic clinical and research departments, and the council of deans, which includes members of the Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Science, and National Academy of Engineers.

Houston Methodist's primary academic affiliates are top-ranked Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Houston Methodist also has affiliations with Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Houston, Texas A&M University, and University of Texas Medical Branch.


The Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine performs clinical and translational education with a patient-centered and interprofessional team based approach.  We continually maximize the effectiveness of our innovative teaching and learning programs with evidence-based methodology grounded in educational research.  This approach, combined with a collaborative environment of learners from around the globe, will create the most effective educational experience for health and translational research professionals.


The Houston Methodist Institute for Academic Medicine will be a global leader in education which transforms our patients’ quality of life.  Our faculty will provide effective interprofessional education to all qualified learners through comprehensive, centralized, and facilitative methodologies. The Institute for Academic Medicine will fully integrate the ICARE values and collaboratively fulfill all academic, logistical and personal learner needs.