The Department of Family & Community Medicine enhances the health of the people in the Greater Houston area by providing excellent care, innovative teaching of primary healthcare, and by discovering new knowledge which will contribute to the improvement of processes and outcomes of the healthcare we provide. U.S. News & World Report's 2019-2020 rankings placed Baylor College of Medicine as #4 in the country for primary care. We use all the assets at our disposal to provide the best possible learning experience for our students and trainees. Our department is comprised of multiple divisions:

Baylor Family Medicine

Baylor Family Medicine is the private practice of faculty physicians from the Department of Family and Community Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. At Baylor Family Medicine, you'll benefit from all the medical advantages you'd expect from Baylor College of Medicine, an internationally respected medical and research center known for excellence in education, research and patient care. We offer you and your family a range of expert, primary care services to address health concerns, with timely appointments, and two convenient locations.

Community Health Programs

The Department of Family and Community Medicine is affiliated with Harris Health to provide multidisciplinary healthcare to the medically underserved urban population in the Houston metropolitan area. This affiliation allows us to operate a network of eight community health centers located in medically underserved communities and population areas, to serve more than 450,000 patients annually.


The faculty of Family and Community Medicine are champions for the education of medical students, resident physicians, fellows, and faculty. With an emphasis on lifelong learning, the department recognizes the unique needs of students, residents and faculty and works diligently to provide optimum learning experiences for all involved in our department.


Our faculty members participate in a range of research projects and we value cross-departmental research collaborations, which have included neuroscience, internal medicine, allied sciences, and pediatrics. Faculty members are involved in projects ranging from small clinical trials to large national grant-funded projects.