Winters Center for Heart Failure Research

About Us

The Winters Center is a fully integrated heart failure research program that not only translates new and novel technologies from the laboratory bench to the clinical bedside, but also translates the findings from relevant health outcomes research into meaningful clinical results for patients with heart failure. Thus, the Winters Center provides state-of-the-art comprehensive research programs for treating patients with heart failure.

The mission of the Winters Center for Heart Failure Research is to develop, design and conduct basic and clinical research studies that will favorably impact outcomes in heart failure.

History

Beginning with the pioneering work of Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, Baylor College of Medicine has had a rich tradition of developing new strategies and therapies for patients with cardiovascular disease.

The Winters Center for Heart Failure Research, a Center of Excellence within the Department of Medicine, was named in honor of Dr. William L. Winters, Jr. for his enduring contributions to cardiology and to Baylor College of Medicine. 

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center as seen from Baylor College of Medicine Medical Center.
credit: Scott Holmes

The Winters Center for Heart Failure Research is conducted at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) at Houston, Texas.  The MEDVAMC is the second largest federal building in the United States.  Thousands of veterans and their families are served here on an ongoing basis.