Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine is the largest adult practice department at Baylor College of Medicine with 566 full-time and 388 volunteer faculty members, 228 medical residents, 157 subspecialty trainees, 41 post-doctoral research fellows, 11 graduate students and a staff of nearly 351, working in 13 departmental sections and 6 centers. We provide a full spectrum of high quality primary and subspecialty patient care at the Baylor Clinic and our affiliate hospitals, including Ben Taub Hospital, the Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the St. Luke's Hospital, the Pavilion Hospital for Women and the Methodist Hospital. Our departmental research initiatives span the continuum of biomedical research from basic to clinical and attract $49M in total extramural funding, including nearly $36M from the NIH and other federal sources.
Our mission is to lead the discovery of new knowledge to advance the medicine of tomorrow, educate the leaders of Internal Medicine, and provide compassionate care of the highest quality to our patients, while promoting healthy lifestyles and disease prevention.
We are pleased that you are interested in our programs and invite you to learn more via this website. I also invite you to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance.
Robert F. Todd, III, M.D., Ph.D.
Margaret M. Alkek Distinguished Chair and Professor
The Margaret M. and Albert B. Alkek Department of Medicine