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 Academic Institute, under the leadership of Houston Methodist Academic Institute president H. Dirk Sostman, MD, FACR, Research Institute president and CEO Edward Jones, and Education Institute director Timothy Boone, MD, PhD. It is advised by a council of chairs of the academic clinical and research departments.  

Houston Methodist's primary academic affiliates are top-ranked Weill Cornell Medical College and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. We also have affiliations with Texas A&M Health Science Center and the University of Houston.

Houston Methodist provides clinical and translational education with a patient-centered and inter-professional team-based approach. We continually maximize the effectiveness of our innovative teaching and learning programs with evidence-based methodology grounded in educational research. This hands-on 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.

Houston Methodist will be a global leader in education, transforming our patients’ quality of life. Our faculty will provide effective inter-professional education to all qualified learners through comprehensive, centralized and facilitative methodologies. The Academic Institute will fully integrate the ICARE values, which include integrity, compassion, accountability, respect and excellence, while collaboratively fulfilling all academic, logistical and personal learner needs.