CHI St. Luke’s Health’s affiliation with Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Heart® Institute has established us as a leader in advancing the standards of health care through research. With roots in the heart of the Texas Medical Center—the world’s largest medical complex—CHI St. Luke’s Health engages in a collaborative environment for medical research to improve the health of our patients.
Baylor College of Medicine is ranked first in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) among medical schools in Texas, and its Department of Molecular and Human Genetics is ranked first among all departments in the United States in funding from the NIH. Revolutionary genetics research at Baylor College of Medicine is unlocking the code within each person’s DNA to shine light on complex hidden conditions and cure illnesses once thought incurable.
Texas Heart Institute, located at CHI St. Luke’s Health–Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center, is internationally recognized for its cardiovascular research programs and historical medical breakthroughs–from the first successful heart transplant in the United States to the first successful continuous-flow artificial heart implantation in a human.
These strong partnerships have led to the creation of many research programs and initiatives to develop advanced treatments found nowhere else in the world.