For Health Professionals

At Houston Methodist, we recognize that physicians have options regarding where they refer their patients for treatment. Receiving a referral is a privilege that imparts responsibilities to our transplant physicians, staff, administration and ancillary personnel. The transplant team always recognizes the referring physician and complies with his or her wishes for patient management.

Our medical staff works diligently to maintain continuous, appropriate and comprehensive communication with the physicians who entrust their patients to us. Based on organ-specific protocols, at the appropriate times following transplantation, referring physicians will be offered the opportunity to participate in, assume or assign the care of their patients. Referring physician and patient wishes will be obtained, documented and shared. We will also provide consultation, education and informational support to referring physicians to help them coordinate long-term care for their transplant patients.

Our experienced team provides a mechanism through which referring physicians can voice concerns and feedback regarding practice patterns, patient safety, communication or issues regarding the transplant program, its personnel or physicians. Also, the transplant team has procedures in place to alleviate those concerns and provide expedited feedback to the physicians involved.

Learning Opportunities in Transplantation
Houston Methodist incorporates a variety of educational programs offered to health professionals as it continually strives for excellence in patient care. We offer various physician residency and fellowship programs, including a one-year solid-organ transplant pharmacy residency.

Other offerings include a 12-month nurse practitioner fellowship designed for both recent nurse practitioner graduates who are planning a career in their designated specialty and for experienced nurse practitioners who want to redirect their career toward transplant.

In addition, the Houston Methodist J.C. Walter Jr. Transplant Center provides a comprehensive range of transplant coordinator education for experienced nurses through the transplant coordinator transition program. This unique learning opportunity is designed to educate registered nurses in all aspects of solid-organ transplant care in a 6-month program.

We invite you to review all of the latest opportunities to practice among the most-skilled and highly trained transplant specialists in the country.

Clinical Trials
Through clinical trials, our patients have access to new therapies not available elsewhere. Our goal is to take laboratory discoveries to our patients by the safest and shortest routes.

Our active and open clinical trials for transplant are updated as they become available. Learn more about our current transplant clinical trials. You can also search for Houston Methodist clinical trials in the National Institutes of Health clinical trials registry.