UT Health: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

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The University of Texas
Health Science Center at Houston

UT Health: The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (HOU)

   

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHSCH), located in the Texas Medical Center (TMC), is a comprehensive health sciences institution consisting of five schools and affiliations with five area teaching hospitals for patient care and education. With Memorial Hermann Hospital – TMC serving as the primary patient care site for UTHSCH clinicians, UTHSCH clinicians have access to one of the nation's largest trauma populations. The level I trauma center at Memorial Hermann Hospital is one of the nation's busiest, serving 5,280 adult trauma patients admitted to the trauma service in 2008, and is the home of LifeFlight, the nation's busiest civilian heliport. The Memorial Hermann orthopaedic trauma service has four full-time orthopaedic trauma surgeons, provided through UTHSCH, and treated 260 and 249 femur and tibia shaft fractures in 2008, respectively. These numbers rank second most amongst other level I trauma centers nationwide. Support for trauma research at UTHSCH is provided through the Center for Translational Injury Research (CeTIR), which currently manages a number of DoD-funded consortia awards, including the $10.2M PROMMTT study (multi-center observational transfusion study for massive hemorrhage), the $35M mild TBI consortium, and two programs focused on military medicine and disaster preparedness (T5 & TexSHIELD).

   

Site Principal Investigator: Joshua Gary, MD

Co-Investigator: Andrew R. Burgess, MD