Texas A&M MD/PhD Program – Houston Campus

Houston Methodist and Texas A&M Health Science Center have partnered to collaborate on innovative research and medical education. Students pursuing an MD/PhD degree have the opportunity to enroll in medical and graduate science classes at Texas A&M Institute for Biosciences and Technology (IBT) in Houston and complete three to four years of doctoral thesis work with a faculty mentor at Houston Methodist Research Institute.

Students have the opportunity to experience translational and interdisciplinary research and education, while also taking advantage of the state-of-the-art facilities and services available at the research institute. This program boasts a number of unparalleled opportunities:

  • Access to a global research collaboration network of multidisciplinary faculty who are experts in the translational research space
  • Exposure to translational research strategies and infrastructure that move medical research from concept to cure
  • Opportunities to attend seminars and didactic programs offered by Houston Methodist Research Institute in clinical and translational research
  • Access to the Texas Medical Center, which is the largest medical center in the world, with 7.2 million yearly patient visits and 171,000 annual surgeries

Learn more about the Texas A&M MD/PhD Program

Program Mentors


Bioenergetics
Henry Pownall, PhD

Cancer
Jenny Chang, MD*

Cardiovascular Sciences
John Cooke, MD, PhD*

Computational Surgery
James Xia, MD, PhD

Imaging and Radiology
Randa El-Zein, MBChB, PhD

Immunobiology & Inflammation
Jin Wang, PhD
Ping-Ying Pan, PhD
Rongfu Wang, PhD
Shu-hsia Chen, PhD
Xian Chang Li, MD, PhD

Nanomedicine
Alessandro Grattoni, PhD
Haifa Shen, MD, PhD*

Neuroregeneration
Philip Horner, PhD

Pathology & Genomic Medicine
Muthiah Kumaraswami, PhD
Randy Olsen, MD, PhD*

Radiation Oncology
Muralidhar Hegde, PhD
Sankar Mitra, PhD*
Tej K. Pandita, PhD

Regenerative Medicine
Ennio Tasciotti, PhD
Longhou Fang, PhD
Nhat Tu Le, PhD

Systems Medicine & Bioinformatics
Stephen Wong, PhD*

*Currently has Texas A&M student in their lab
Live Chat Available