Discover Houston

Home of the Largest Medical Center in the World

Since our founding by Dr. Denton A. Cooley in 1962, Texas Heart Institute has remained dedicated to improving the standard of care through education and research.  Located in the heart of the largest medical complex in the world— in one of the largest and most diverse cities in the United States— our trainees gain unparalleled experience through sophisticated local, national, and global training networks.

“It’s the largest collection of doctors on the planet.”

Dr. Billy Cohn


Houston is a thriving international city with one of the youngest, fastest-growing and most diverse populations in the world.

“Why are so many people making their way to Houston? Because Houston is the place where you can experience the future today. It is the city that has taken us to the moon and one day will take us to Mars. Houston is the city where the skies and seas are not limits but avenues to explore.”– Mayor Sylvester Turner


The TMC³ translational research campus at the Texas Medical Center is expected to open in 2022. With a goal of establishing Texas as the “Third Coast” for life sciences research, the collaborative project will change the physical, medical and economic landscape of Houston fostering unparalleled collaboration between doctors, researchers, and entrepreneurs.

Houstonians of all backgrounds work hard to make Houston what it is today. It’s a place of opportunity, a place where a person can grow up to pursue their dreams and create opportunities for others.

Why Houston?

Next door to the Texas Medical Center is the Houston Museum District with 19 museums including one of the largest museums in the US with a permanent collection that spans more than 6,000 years of history and includes approximately 64,000 works from six continents.

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Houston is home to vibrant neighborhoods conveniently located near the Texas Medical Center. Houston’s population reflects what demographers anticipate will occur in other urban areas from coast to coast by the mid-century. One in four residents in Houston are foreign-born, there is no ethnic majority, more than 140 languages spoken, and a multitude of religions practiced.

Our neighboring colleagues share the many reasons why Houston is a great place to live.

Houston is one of the most culturally diverse cities in the nation with a thriving art community full of museums and theaters, and home to restaurants, parks, and sports activities for every enthusiast.

While medicine, space technology, and logistics via air and sea remain pillars of our economy, today, energy is what many people consider first when they think of Houston.

Discover Research at THI working with pioneers in the in the Texas Medical Center.