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Collage of the 5 health universities of the UT System, text on the image lists the names of the universities: UT Southwestern, UT Medical Branch at Galveston, UT Health Science Center at Houston, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

The Office of Health Affairs is one of seven executive offices within The University of Texas System (UT System).  The Office of Health Affairs has primary responsibility for the oversight of the health institutions of UT System. Through the presidents of the institutions, the Office of Health Affairs provides oversight and guidance for the budgets, academic planning and programs, health care delivery, facilities planning and construction, and personnel (both academic and non-academic) of those institutions. The Office of Health Affairs and its health institutions share a mission of education, clinical care, research, and community service.  If you have questions or would like more information, please call us at (512) 499-4224 or email us at healthaffairs@utsystem.edu.

Impact on Texas: Providing Excellence in Health Care For All Texans

An important part of mission of The University of Texas System is to provide excellent, affordable and compassionate patient care through hospitals and clinics that are of central importance to programs of teaching, scholarship, research and service associated with medicine and related health sciences.

The health institutions include UT MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, currently ranked as a top cancer center in the world. The UT System is the only System in the country to have four Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) from the National Institutes of Health.

Through teaching hospitals owned by UT System institutions and numerous affiliations with other teaching hospitals, as well as networks of community clinics, the health institutions are major providers of health care. Faculty working in System owned and affiliated hospitals and clinics provided for more than 8.6 million outpatient visits and  account for more than 1.79 million hospital days annually. 

Our health institutions and two medical schools at academic institutions were responsible for $2.17 billion in research expenditures

Texas invested $1.28 billion in state funding in the UT System health institutions in FY 2020, which they leveraged that investment to secure additional financial resources for an annual budget of $10.2 billion:

To Produce:

  • Nearly 4,800 degrees awarded
  • Nearly 1,250 graduates of medical and dental schools
  • More than 880 graduates of medical schools
  • More than 210 graduates of dental schools
  • Nearly 1,450 bachelor's, 1,500 master's and 350 doctoral research degrees