The Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine provides excellence in education, research and clinical care that takes place through the efforts of our faculty, staff, students and trainees. Our physicians practice in a variety of locations, including the Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, which is a private adult hospital, the Baylor Clinic, Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, and Houston Methodist Hospital. Many of the specialty and subspecialty services at these locations are nationally ranked as sites of premier clinical quality.
Patients receive personalized, state-of-the-art consultations and diagnosis and compassionate treatment from a world-renowned clinical staff. Our physicians specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the internal organs, ranging from heart disease, diabetes and allergies to breast cancer and cystic fibrosis. Teens transitioning into the adult care world receive personalized, quality care and social services through our unique Transition Medicine group.
Aside from award-winning healthcare, the Department of Medicine is a nationally recognized site for research. Our physician researchers are developing treatments for vital areas such as cancer, AIDS and the diseases of aging, through three of our 14 sections and three research centers and are translating this knowledge to improved care for our patients.
The Department of Medicine's Education arm trains the next generation of leaders in medicine through a medical school, graduate medical training, fellowships and internships. Our goal is to develop independent scientists who will make significant contributions to biomedical research and be an asset to the institutions and communities they serve, and they apply their dedication and expertise to the care of our patients.