Facts and Figures

UT Southwestern is an internationally recognized academic medical center renowned for its research, regarded among the best in the U.S. for medical education and clinical and scientific training, and nationally recognized for the quality of clinical care that its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics and affiliated institutions.

The Medical Center has four degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, and UT Southwestern Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health.

  • The schools train nearly 4,000 medical, graduate, and health profession students, residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral fellows each year.
  • Ongoing support from federal agencies, such as the National Institutes of Health, along with foundations, individuals, and corporations, provides almost $719 million per year to fund faculty research.
  • Faculty and residents provide care to more than 120,000 hospitalized patients, almost 360,000 emergency room cases, and oversee approximately 5 million outpatient visits annually.
  • UT Southwestern has roughly 23,000 employees and an operating budget of $4.9 billion.

UTSW is one of the 10 best large employers in the United States and among the top five health care employers nationally and in Texas, according to Forbes/Statista America’s Best Employers 2023 list. The University also ranks among the best employers for New Graduates, Women, and Diversity. UT Southwestern is a 2023 Digital Health Most Wired organization.


UT Southwestern’s mission is promoting health and a healthy society that enables achievement of full human potential. We:

    Physicians, scientists, and caregivers optimally prepared to serve the needs of patients and society
    Research that solves for unmet needs by finding better treatments, cures, and prevention with a commitment to ensuring real world application
  • HEAL
    Best care possible today, with continuous improvement and innovation for better care tomorrow

UT Southwestern Medical School

In 2023, UT Southwestern Medical School ranked among the top 25 (#24) for research and in the top 30 (#26) for primary care, and among the top 50 (#46) for Most Diverse Medical Schools, according to U.S. News & World Report’s 2022-23 Best Graduate Schools rankings.

One of the largest medical schools in the country, UT Southwestern Medical School graduates about 230 students each year, accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME). Educating and training the next generation of physicians and biomedical scientists is a core mission. To ensure that UTSW students are fully prepared for the future they will encounter in the rapidly changing landscape of medicine, science, and health care delivery, the curriculum is characterized by a focus on team-based learning, close contact with faculty, meaningful mentorship opportunities, and the integration of basic science education with patient care training and experience.

The four years of medical school are divided into three distinct periods for students – pre-clerkship, clerkship, and post-clerkship. The first 18 months in the pre-clerkship phase are focused on building knowledge in basic and clinical sciences through rich, team-based learning experiences. The ensuing 18-month clerkship phase is designed to provide the opportunity to explore clinical fields and includes 42 weeks of rotations in internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology, psychiatry, neurology, and outpatient care; a 12-week period for students to complete a Scholarly Activity in an area of their choice, including basic research, clinical and translational research, community health, global health, medical education, and quality improvement; six weeks of electives; and six weeks of Step 1 preparation time. Students also complete two required courses besides residency essentials – Frontiers in Medicine and Physicians in Society.

The post-clerkship fourth year includes sub-internships and acute care rotations, electives designed to build strengths in the student’s chosen field, as well as courses tailored to ensure each graduate is prepared for the transition to residency training and future practice as a physician.

Perot Family Scholars Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) prepares exceptionally talented individuals to become physician-scientists who will conduct biomedical research and translate discoveries bidirectionally between the bench and the bedside. Graduates receive both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees. With major financial support from the National Institutes of Health, Perot Foundation, and other sources, the MSTP supports about 90-100 students annually.

Faculty members continue to educate physicians beyond medical school. UTSW has the largest graduate training program in Texas, with more than 1,400 clinical residents who are completing their medical education with postgraduate specialty and subspecialty training. Faculty members also provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) to practicing physicians. In the most recent reportable cycle, more than 44,000 learning encounters were provided in 149 CME activities certified by UTSW.

As one of the largest state-of-the-art simulation facilities in the nation, UT Southwestern Medical Center’s Simulation Center creates real-life environments through innovative technologies, such as virtual reality, for health care learners to develop in to becoming effective, compassionate, and competent clinicians. Our enhanced simulation program integrates best practice educational theories, high fidelity environments, and innovative teaching modalities. We provide learning opportunities to all disciplines and practitioner populations including medical students, residents and fellows, UT Southwestern faculty, and other clinicians. UT Southwestern also includes 20 core facilities labs that utilize state-of-the-art equipment to provide the support services necessary to help scientists effectively and efficiently conduct research.

UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

The Graduate School, with an enrollment of nearly 1,300 predoctoral and postdoctoral students, educates biomedical scientists, engineers, and counselors. Programs lead to the Doctor of Philosophy degree and some nondegree certificates.

Most students train to become scientists who will investigate life processes from basic molecules to whole animals. Students pursue their chosen fields under the mentorship of outstanding faculty that include some of the world's most distinguished researchers.

The Graduate School has two Divisions: Basic Science and Clinical Science. These Divisions include 11 programs leading to the Ph.D. degree – Biological Chemistry; Biomedical Engineering; Cancer Biology; Cell and Molecular Biology; Clinical Psychology; Genetics, Development and Disease; Immunology; Molecular Biophysics; Molecular Microbiology; Neuroscience; and Organic Chemistry. UT Southwestern is highly ranked in Biochemistry, Biology, and Chemistry by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings.

UT Southwestern’s Department of Biomedical Engineering, launched in 2021 and is housed in the Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building. UTSW’s longstanding Biomedical Engineering Graduate Program is ranked 50th in the nation (tie) among engineering school specialty rankings for biomedical engineering/bioengineering programs and listed fourth among Texas biomedical engineering programs by U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate School report.

UT Southwestern School of Health Professions

More than 400 students are enrolled in UT Southwestern’s School of Health Professions.

The school currently offers seven nationally accredited degree programs: Doctor of Philosophy in Applied Clinical Research, professional doctoral degree in Physical Therapy, and master's degrees in Clinical Nutrition, Clinical Science, Health Informatics, Physician Assistant Studies, and Prosthetics–Orthotics. Most of these master’s programs are two years in length, while the Ph.D. program can last three to four years. The school has opened the first Genetic Counseling program in north Texas; this program will enroll students in the Fall of 2024. All clinical programs effectively blend classroom instruction with patient care experience or research resulting in high licensure pass rates and job placement. The school also offers four residency programs in physical therapy and one in prosthetics and orthotics. The school’s Physician Assistant Studies program is recognized among the nation’s top 10 programs in the country by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Graduate School rankings.

UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health

The UT Southwestern Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health is the fourth school to be created in the UT Southwestern Medical Center, and the first in the past half-century. The O'Donnell School of Public Health is located within the 13-county Dallas-Fort Worth area that has a census of 7.8 million and is the fastest-growing region in the country, with a projected population of 9.3 million by 2030. The O'Donnell School of Public Health has access to several very large health care systems across North Texas, including William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, Children's Healthâ„ , Texas Health Resources, Parkland Health, Scottish Rite for Children, and the VA North Texas Health System.

The O'Donnell School of Public Health employs the public health methodologies of epidemiology, health policy, quantitative and data science, health systems science, health behavior, and dissemination and implementation science to identify and address the public health challenges of this diverse, majority-minority population (41% Hispanic, 16% African American). The O'Donnell School of Public Health upholds the wider UT Southwestern institutional mission of promoting health and a healthy society that enables achievement of full human potential, with a deep commitment to the core values of excellence, innovation, teamwork, and compassion.

UT Southwestern Medical Center announced a $100 million gift from the O’Donnell Foundation to endow and support its new School of Public Health – the largest gift to a School of Public Health at a public university in the U.S. and matching the third largest gift supporting any School of Public Health.

Accreditations and Scholarship

UT Southwestern and its programs have accreditations from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS); Medical School – Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME); Clinical Psychology – American Psychological Association; Clinical Nutrition –Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (related to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, formerly the American Dietetic Association); Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery – American Dental Association, Commission on Dental Accreditation; Physical Therapy – American Physical Therapy Association; Physician Assistant Studies – Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, Inc.; Prosthetics/Orthotics – Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs. O'Donnell School of Public Health – seeking earliest possible accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

UTSW has more than 150 Philanthropic Student Scholarships and awards.

Outstanding Faculty

The excellence of any educational institution is determined by the caliber of its faculty. UT Southwestern's faculty has many distinguished members, notably:

  • Six Nobel Prize recipients since 1985.
    • In 1985, Drs. Michael Brown and Joseph Goldstein shared the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their discovery of the basic mechanism of cholesterol metabolism. Dr. Goldstein is Chair of Molecular Genetics at UT Southwestern, and Dr. Brown directs the Erik Jonsson Center for Research in Molecular Genetics and Human Disease.
    • Dr. Johann Deisenhofer, Professor Emeritus of the Green Center for Systems Biology and Biophysics and a former Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at UT Southwestern, shared the 1988 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for using X-ray crystallography to describe the structure of a protein involved in photosynthesis.
    • The late Dr. Alfred Gilman shared the 1994 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for the discovery of G proteins and the role they play in the complex processes by which cells communicate with each other. Dr. Gilman, a Regental Professor Emeritus who died in December 2015, served in numerous leadership roles at UT Southwestern during his illustrious career, including as Chair of Pharmacology and subsequently as Provost and Dean of UT Southwestern Medical School.
    • Dr. Bruce Beutler, Director of the Center for the Genetics of Host Defense, shared the 2011 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with two other scientists for their immune system investigations. Dr. Beutler was honored for the discovery of receptor proteins that recognize disease-causing agents and activate innate immunity, the first step in the body’s immune response.
    • Dr. Thomas C. Südhof, former Chair of the Department of Neuroscience at UT Southwestern, shared the 2013 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with two other scientists for their discoveries about how cellular transport systems work. Dr. Südhof, now at Stanford University School of Medicine, was recognized for his pioneering work performed at UT Southwestern on synaptic transmission, the process by which brain cells communicate with each other via chemical signals passed through the spaces, or synapses, between them.
  • 26 members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist.
  • 21 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine).
  • 13 investigators with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.
  • 12 members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Almost 120 early-career researchers have come to UT Southwestern through the Medical Center’s acclaimed Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science, and many have subsequently established themselves as leaders in their fields.


Research is the cornerstone upon which world-class medical education and patient care are built. Investigations into cancer, neuroscience, heart disease and stroke, arthritis, diabetes, and many other fields keep UT Southwestern at the forefront of medical progress.

UT Southwestern scientists are currently leading about 5,800 research projects with more than $719 million in support from the National Institutes of Health, the state of Texas, foundations, individuals, and corporations. UT Southwestern is ranked the No. 3 institution globally among health care institutions by Nature Index for publishing high-quality scientific research. UTSW is among the top 25 life sciences institutions globally and the top 75 academic institutions in Life Sciences in the U.S., North America, and globally. UTSW also ranked second globally among health care institutions in chemistry; among the top 10 in biochemistry and cell biology, earth and environmental, and physical sciences; and among the top 25 in neurosciences. More than 20 UT Southwestern Medical Center scientists are among the 2023 Highly Cited Researchers listed in the top 1% of researchers from across the globe, according to the Institute for Scientific Information at Clarivate. UT Southwestern ranked fourth in the nation and No. 1 in Texas for commercializing new biomedical technologies by economic think tank Heartland Forward.

UT Southwestern’s campus includes more than 1 million square feet of state-of-the-art research space. Facilities include 20 endowed centers. These include one of 11 NIH Nutrition Obesity Research Centers in the nation – and the only one in Texas; one of 30 research sites in the U.S. participating in the National Human Genome Research Institute’s Impact of Genomic Variation on Function (IGVF) Consortium; and one of 31 Rare Disease Center of Excellence (charter member) in the nation.

The Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, redesignated by the National Cancer Institute as a Comprehensive Cancer Center in 2021, is one of the nation’s premier institutions for innovative basic science and translational cancer research, as well as up-to-date treatment of the highest quality. The Simmons Cancer Center is recognized among the top 20 cancer programs in the nation according to U.S. News & World Report and is among only 32 U.S. cancer research centers to be designated by the NCI as a National Clinical Trials Network Lead Academic Participating Site. TSW is home to two SPORE grants – Kidney Cancer SPORE and Lung Cancer SPORE. These prestigious programs are funded by the National Cancer Institute to promote collaborative, interdisciplinary translational research focused on specific organ sites or groups of related cancers.

The Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute is supported by a $1 billion campaign to fuel its commitment to advance brain research and clinical care, making it one of the largest brain-focused investments at a U.S. academic medical center. The 2,100-plus faculty and staff in the Brain Institute focus on collaborative efforts to tackle the most complex problems in the brain from neurologic diseases spanning autism to Alzheimer’s, psychiatric diseases, including addictions and depression, and brain repair strategies for injuries as diverse as stroke and spinal cord trauma. The comprehensive institute, designated as a Neuroscience Clinical Trials Center Network of Excellence, encompasses the Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases, Center for Translational Neurodegeneration Research, Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair, Mobility Foundation Center for Rehabilitation Research, Annette G. Strauss Center for Neuro-Oncology, Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, and the Advanced Imaging Research Center.

The Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair, a component within the O’Donnell Brain Institute focuses the Medical Center’s strengths in basic and translational research on various types of brain injury and conditions, including traumatic brain injury (TBI), stroke, and Alzheimer’s disease. The Institute also promotes brain injury education and prevention. UTSW’s Whole Brain Microscopy Facility, supported by the Texas Institute for Brain Injury and Repair, leverages leading-edge technologies to advance the study of traumatic brain injury.

UT Southwestern’s Hamon Center for Regenerative Science and Medicine is advancing human health through discoveries of the fundamental mechanisms of tissue formation and repair as well as the use of this knowledge to develop transformative strategies and medications to enhance tissue regeneration.

The Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics is driving innovation in science and patient care by analyzing massive data sets and supporting the computational needs of researchers and clinicians on campus who are addressing scientific and medical challenges.

The Medical Center has 13 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators, four HHMI Scholars, and three HHMI Fellows. In 1986, HHMI selected UT Southwestern to house one of its 12 principal laboratories nationwide. Counted among the nation’s largest philanthropies, HHMI has provided approximately $8 billion over the past decade alone to support research and science education by the country’s most creative and promising scientists and educators.

Almost 120 early-career researchers have come to UT Southwestern through the Medical Center’s acclaimed Endowed Scholars Program in Medical Science, and many have subsequently established themselves as leaders in their fields.

At UT Southwestern, research on basic life processes and specific diseases goes hand in hand. Investigators’ discoveries form the foundation for new ways to prevent and treat disease.

Patient Care

UT Southwestern faculty serves more than 120,000 hospitalized patients and oversees nearly 5 million outpatient visits a year across its owned and affiliated hospitals, along with contributing to a clinically integrated health care network with Texas Health known as Southwestern Health Resources, which serves the 16-county North Texas region that is home to more than 8.5 million people.

UT Southwestern’s clinical faculty physicians offer patient care at University Hospital and Clinics, Parkland Health, Children’s Health, Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, VA North Texas Health Care System, other affiliated hospitals and community clinics, as well as the joint Southwestern Health Resources accountable care network. UT Southwestern faculty physicians and health care professionals provide approximately $149.8 million in uncompensated clinical services annually.

In addition, the UT Southwestern Clinically Affiliated Physicians network, UTSCAP, continues to grow rapidly with about 400 UTSCAP physicians practicing in approximately 55 sites throughout the metroplex.

UTSW’s nationally recognized flagship William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital, named in honor of the legendary Texas governor in recognition of his gift of $100 million, remains a crucial component for integrating UT Southwestern’s three core missions – clinical care, training, and clinical and translational research. The triple-tower, 12-story Clements University Hospital and accompanying Zale Lipshy Pavilion features more than 820 beds and offers a complete range of emergency, specialty, and surgical care in more than 80 specialties and subspecialties.

Physicians and researchers at UT Southwestern seamlessly integrate breakthroughs in basic science, advances in comprehensive clinical services, and the development of innovative education and prevention programs to propel overall excellence that set the Medical Center apart. As appropriate, patients have the opportunity to go beyond the state-of-the-art treatments to participate in innovative clinical trials.

The Dallas campus of UT Health System also includes multiple outpatient clinic facilities, including James W. Aston Ambulatory Care Center, Charles Cameron Sprague Clinical Science Building for physical therapy and rehabilitation, Professional Office Buildings 1 & 2 & 3, Outpatient Building, Cancer Care Outpatient Building, West Campus Building 3 (WCB3), and a Multispecialty Psychiatry Clinic at UT Southwestern at Empire Plaza 1.

The UT Southwestern Health System continues to expand its North Texas footprint by operating regional clinical medical centers to serve southern, northwest, and northeast Dallas County; Collin County and Denton County; and Tarrant County, including:

Dallas County

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center at Coppell
  • UT Southwestern at Empire Plaza 2
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center at Las Colinas
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center at RedBird
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center at Park Cities
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center at Richardson/Plano
  • UT Southwestern Family Medicine at Texas Health Dallas

Tarrant County

  • UT Southwestern Monty and Tex Moncrief Medical Center at Fort Worth
  • UT Southwestern Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at Moncrief Cancer Institute

Collin-Denton Counties

  • UT Southwestern Frisco and UT Southwestern Primary Care at Frisco
  • UT Southwestern Pediatric Group at Plano

The UT Southwestern Health System is nationally recognized for its patient experience.

  • In 2023, UT Southwestern received recognition at Press Ganey’s Human Experience Awards, earning two of its top recognitions: the Pinnacle of Excellence Award, recognizing patient experience scores over a three-year time frame, and the Guardian of Excellence Award, recognizing the top 5% of health care providers in delivering patient experience in the past year.
  • U.S. News’ Best Hospitals reported that UTSW received “excellent” ratings for both patient experience and patient services.
  • UT Southwestern is ranked second overall in Comprehensive Academic Medical Centers for Patient Experience reported by Vizient, which includes 97% of all AMCs.

Affiliated hospitals and health systems include Dallas’ public safety net hospital, the Dallas VA Medical Center, the region’s top ranked pediatric hospital, and pediatric orthopedic hospital.

Parkland Health

Parkland Memorial Hospital, an 862-bed adult inpatient hospital on the east side of Harry Hines Boulevard, serves as the primary teaching hospital for UT Southwestern. More than half of the doctors practicing in Dallas County received some or all of their training through UT Southwestern at Parkland, which includes a Level I Trauma Center and Burn Center, both internationally recognized.

Children’s Health/Scottish Rite for Children

The UT Southwestern Pediatric Group provides care in more than 50 pediatric specialty programs, with Children’s Medical Center Dallas, part of Children’s Health System of Texas, serving as the primary pediatric teaching hospital for UT Southwestern. Children’s Medical Center Dallas, its flagship hospital, is recognized among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and the only hospital in North Texas ranked in all 10 pediatric specialties. The national rankings include the Scottish Rite for Children hospital in Dallas, which is nationally ranked in orthopedics.

Southwestern Health Resources

UT Southwestern provides care through one of the nation’s leading Accountable Care Networks, Southwestern Health Resources, which blends the strengths of UT Southwestern and Texas Health Resources. The network includes 31 hospital locations, including four of the top 10 hospitals in the Dallas-Fort Worth region, and more than 7,000 primary care and specialist physicians and other providers who care for more than 750,000 individuals across 16 counties in North Texas. SWHR coordinates care for nearly 100,000 Medicare beneficiaries through the Next Generation ACO Model – the fourth largest in the nation. Southwestern Health Resources has saved nearly $120 million since 2017. SWHR’s results represent more than 20% of total savings generated by all Next Generation ACOs and SWHR has saved more than any of the nation’s approximately 550 regular Medicare ACOs, while maintaining a Quality Score over 95%.

Clinical Expertise

UT Southwestern Medical Center is among the nation’s elite Honor Roll hospitals in the nation, ranked as the No. 1 hospital in Texas* (tied) and is the No. 1 hospital in Dallas-Fort Worth – the nation’s fourth-largest metro area. Eleven UT Southwestern medical specialties are nationally ranked, eight among the top 25 and three among the top 50. UTSW is ranked among the top 25 hospitals nationally in Rehabilitation (15), Pulmonology and Lung Surgery (16), Diabetes and Endocrinology (17), Neurology and Neurosurgery (18), Cancer (19), Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Surgery (20), Geriatrics (20), Urology (25), Otolaryngology – Ear, Nose, & Throat/ENT (26), Gastroenterology & GI Surgery (35), and Obstetrics and Gynecology (Ob/Gyn) (43) by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals.

UT Southwestern also earned “high performing” designations for 19 out of 21 procedures and conditions: abdominal aortic aneurysm repair; aortic valve surgery; chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); colon cancer surgery; diabetes; heart attack; heart bypass surgery; heart failure; hip fracture; hip replacement; kidney failure; leukemia, lymphoma, and myeloma; lung cancer surgery; ovarian cancer surgery; pneumonia; prostate cancer surgery; stroke; transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR); and uterine cancer surgery.

UT Southwestern earned a five-star overall rating – the highest given – from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in 2023. UTSW is among only 9% of the nation’s hospitals that have achieved the gold standard Magnet designation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) for providing excellence in evidence-based patient care.

UT Southwestern is committed to being at the frontiers of science through its faculty and activities in basic, translational, and clinical research; to promoting clinical transformation through a dedication to excellence and innovation in patient care; and to educating and training future physicians, scientists, and allied health care professionals in programs that optimally prepare them for the changing landscape in scientific research and health care delivery.

UT Southwestern Clinical Transformation Initiatives enhance health care at UT Southwestern through emphasis on continuing quality improvement and patient-centered care with the latest technology fully integrated throughout its facilities. UT Southwestern patients have access to telehealth options, as well secure internet access to their health records, including radiology images, laboratory reports, clinic notes, medications, discharge papers, and summaries of previous visits to any physician in the UT Southwestern system.

The University’s Quality Improvement Program includes “Quality and Safety” information (www.utswmedicine.org/about-us/quality) that offers transparency about quality measures and clinical performance.

Examples of the Medical Center’s encompassing care include:


The expertise of the more than 350 faculty physicians who are members of the NCI-designated Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center extends to every cancer, from breast, urologic, gynecologic, lung, gastrointestinal, head and neck, brain, and skin to lymphomas, leukemia, liver, and bone marrow transplantation.

Cancer Care is provided through the NCI-designated Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, which includes Radiation Oncology services offering unsurpassed technology and compassionate care in an environment designed to promote hope and comfort to those being treated for some of the most challenging illnesses.

Brain Function/Neuroscience

UT Southwestern’s Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute includes more than 2,100 faculty and staff, including nearly 400 clinical and research faculty in 200 areas of specialty care including neurology, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, psychiatry, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. The Institute’s members work to develop new therapies to restore and improve brain function, to utilize new imaging technologies to directly visualize disruption of brain function and structure, to understand how the nervous system generates integrative behavior and cognition, and to become a national center for excellence in the precise diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. Clinicians and researchers work together to treat and to find the root causes of Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, epilepsy, and peripheral nerve injuries. The Medical Center has been designated as a Neuroscience Clinical Trials Center Network of Excellence.


UT Southwestern is an Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, the highest level of certification for stroke care. UT Southwestern’s Robert D. Rogers Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center is a Joint Commission-certified Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center, which also is certified by the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association.


UT Southwestern Medical Center is consistently ranked in the top 20 Hospitals for Cardiology, Heart & Vascular Surgery – according to U.S. News & World Report. Six of UTSW’s procedures and areas of care – abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery, heart failure, and transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) – have earned a "High Performing" rating, the highest available, from U.S. News. Heart and vascular care are integrated across different specialties to provide comprehensive, multidisciplinary and patient-centered care. Care is provided at Clements University Hospital, the Clinical Heart and Vascular Center, the Heart and Lung Clinic, and multiple regional clinics across the DFW metroplex. Our team includes multiple internationally recognized physicians and researchers and unique programs for complicated cardiovascular disorders. The Harry S. Moss Heart Center is dedicated to healing, innovation, and discovery as well as to educating the next generation of cardiovascular providers and investigators. UT Southwestern has made many groundbreaking contributions to cardiac care, including Nobel Prize-winning work in cholesterol metabolism, which led to the development of statin drugs – the most important contribution to cardiac risk reduction in the past 25 years, as well as discovery of the role of PCSK9 inhibitors, the next generation of potent cholesterol lowering medications. The landmark Dallas Heart Study continues to innovate in the areas of cardiovascular screening and prevention.

Transplant Medicine

UT Southwestern's transplant program at Clements University Hospital for heart, lung, kidney, and liver is the largest in North Texas. In addition, our surgeons staff transplant programs at Parkland Hospital (kidney) and perform pediatric transplants at Children’s Medical Center (heart, liver, and kidney). UT Southwestern performed North Texas’ first kidney transplant in 1964 and is responsible for many innovations that have become accepted practice throughout the nation. In addition to a robust clinical practice, UTSW transplant programs perform cutting-edge clinical research and provide the most robust training programs in transplantation within Texas with transplant fellowships in Surgery, Hepatology, Nephrology, and Infectious Diseases.

UTSW’s Transplant Services Center provides services to hospitals and physicians throughout Texas, the nation, and on occasion worldwide. These transplantable tissues include corneas, sclera, skin, and musculoskeletal and cardiovascular allografts, which restore function, and improve the quality of life.


Spread across 17 academic divisions, our more than 300 full-time faculty who are part of the UT Southwestern Pediatric Group comprise one of the largest pediatric groups in Texas. We provide care in more than two dozen pediatric specialties, including pediatric allergy and immunology, pediatric cardiology, a pediatric center for pulmonary and vascular biology, pediatric critical care, pediatric emergency medicine, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric gastroenterology, general pediatrics, pediatric genetics and metabolism, pediatric hematology and oncology, pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric infectious disease, neonatal-perinatal medicine, pediatric nephrology, child neurology, pediatric pulmonology and sleep medicine, pediatric rheumatology. Pediatric surgical specialties include pediatric general surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, otolaryngology (Ear-Nose-Throat), and urology as well as pediatric anesthesiology. Pediatric psychiatric specialties include child and adolescent psychiatry, autism, and developmental and behavioral pediatrics.

Internal Medicine

UT Southwestern’s nationally recognized Department of Internal Medicine, with more than 800 primary and secondary faculty members, includes three Nobel Laureates, eight members of the National Academy of Sciences, seven members of the National Academy of Medicine, four members of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 36 members of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, and 28 members of the Association of American Physicians. The Department encompasses three centers – Esophageal Diseases Center, Hypothalamic Research Center, and Touchstone Diabetes Center – and 14 divisions. Its faculty provides excellent education, research, and patient care for which the department is renowned. These include five divisions – Oncology, Cardiology, GI, Endocrinology, and Geriatrics – which include rankings among the nation’s top 40 in the country, according to U.S. News’ Best Hospitals.