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

Program Mentors

Henry Pownall, PhD
Tuo Deng, PhD

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

Alessandro Grattoni, PhD
Haifa Shen, MD, PhD*

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
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