The Texas Heart Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that is improving cardiovascular health through trailblazing research, thought leadership, education, and patient care. Research programs at The Texas Heart Institute continue to push the boundaries of cardiovascular science by translating laboratory discovery into patient care. The Texas Heart Institute has been ranked among the top cardiovascular centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years.
Bringing the Future of Cardiovascular Health to Life
The Texas Heart Institute is an independent, nonprofit organization that is improving cardiovascular health through trailblazing research, thought leadership, education, and patient care. Located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and founded in 1962 by renowned cardiac surgeon Denton Cooley, The Texas Heart Institute performed the first successful heart transplant and total artificial heart implant in the United States.
The Texas Heart Institute is forging a better future for those with cardiovascular disease through an unwavering commitment to global leadership in patient care, pioneering innovation, and unparalleled training.
Our team of physicians, researchers, educators, administrators and specialists are dedicated to our endless pursuit of discovery. Meet the people who will make The Next First happen here.
Wallace D. Wilson Museum
The Wallace D. Wilson Museum is a collection of art, devices, information and other objects that tell the story of Texas Heart Institute’s history and a long legacy of firsts in cardiovascular discovery and care.
Our progress would not be possible without the confidence, commitment and support of our donor community. Learn more about ways you can give to the Institute.