Message from the President

On behalf of the researchers, academicians, physicians and staff of the Houston Methodist Academic Institute, it is my pleasure to extend a warm welcome to all of you. I would like to take this opportunity to invite you all to learn more about the various research and education programs at Houston Methodist by exploring this website. This website showcases everything that makes Houston Methodist a leading academic medical center, including advanced technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and some of the finest academic physicians and researchers in the world. 

Our commitment at Houston Methodist is simple, to develop and translate the best, most innovative science and technology into beneficial realities for our patients. Translating laboratory discoveries into novel treatments for patients requires advanced research and development infrastructure, along with regulatory knowledge, technical expertise, and specialized facilities. Houston Methodist supports translational research with on-site capabilities for Food and Drug Administration (FDA) compliant current good manufacturing practice (cGMP) and good laboratory practice (GLP) studies, and early phase (I and II) clinical trials. Our commitment to the full translational cycle from discovery to cure is how we deliver on our mission of leading medicine in the service of our patients. Houston Methodist also 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.

Leadership is the humblest of service roles and it is my sincere pleasure to serve our patients in the Houston Methodist family and beyond.


H. Dirk Sostman, MD, FACS
MD Anderson Foundation Distinguished Chair in Molecular Imaging
President, Academic Institute
Distinguished Member, Research Institute
Chief Academic Officer, Houston Methodist
Professor Emeritus of Radiology, Weill Cornell Medical College