Texas Medical Center (TMC)


Houston, TX

Aerial view of the Texas Medical Center

The Texas Medical Center (TMC) is the largest medical center in the world with one of the highest densities of clinical facilities for patient care, basic science, and translational research.

Located in Houston, the TMC comprises 50 medicine-related institutions, including 15 hospitals, two specialty institutions, two medical schools, and four nursing schools, as well as schools of dentistry, public health, pharmacy, and other health-related practices.

The total land area of the TMC is 1,345 acres — or 2.1 square miles — and it is estimated that the daytime “population” of the TMC is approximately 160,000 people.

EYP has planned and designed over 13 million square feet for institutions in the TMC — more than any other architecture firm.


  1. Feature 1:

    Baylor College of Medicine, McNair Campus

  2. Feature 2:

    MD Anderson, Faculty Center

  3. Feature 3:

    MD Anderson, 1MC

  4. Feature 4:

    Houston Methodist, Paula and Joseph C. (Rusty) Walter III Tower

  5. Feature 5:

    Houston Methodist, Research Institute

  6. Feature 6:

    Houston Methodist, Outpatient Center

  7. Feature 7:

    Prairie View A&M, School of Nursing

  8. Feature 8:

    UT Health, Medical School Expansion

  9. Feature 9:

    Memorial Hermann, Outpatient Center

  10. Feature 10:

    Memorial Hermann, Hermann Pavilion 1

  11. Feature 11:

    Memorial Hermann, Hermann Pavilion 2

Building Facts

  • 9,200+ patient beds
  • 21 hospitals
  • 8 specialty institutions
  • 8 academic & research institutions 
  • 3 public health organizations
  • 4 medical schools
  • 7 nursing schools 
  • 2 pharmacy schools
  • 1 dental school
Organ Decellurlarization at St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital

TMC's Outstanding Expertise

The Texas Medical Center has a multitude of specialties that make it the largest medical center in the world and the leader when it comes to cardiology, cancer treatment, neonatal care, pediatrics and sports medicine.

The Texas Medical Center has the most comprehensive range of advanced cardiovascular diagnostic and imaging modalities available in the United States and the world.

Cancer Treatment
With internationally recognized cancer specialist, the Texas Medical Center ensures that each patient receives expert care in an environment that is rich in collaboration and compassion. These specialist diagnose, treat and research the most common types of cancer using the most advanced techniques available.

Neonatal Care
Even with a perfect pregnancy, the unexpected can occur and the Texas Medical Center provides state-of-the-art NICU care unsurpassed throughout the world.

The Texas Medical Center provides the highest quality care for pediatric patients focusing on precise diagnosis and up-to-date treatment by the most nationally and internationally board-certified physicians.

Sports Medicine
When it comes to sports related injuries, the Texas Medical Center leads the way in the treatment and support needed for these injuries. The experts at the TMC treat some of the most nationally recognized sports team such as the Houston Texans, Houston Astros, Houston Dynamo, Houston Dash and the majority of University sports teams throughout Texas and beyond.