The University of Texas at Austin Medical Center


World-Class Health Care in the Heart of Texas

Introducing The University of Texas at Austin Medical Center. With a new, state-of-the-art UT hospital, a new world-renowned MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the academic and research expertise of UT Austin, it will cement Austin as a premier destination for health care alongside other major Texas cities.

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“Why are we so optimistic about the future we can help shape? Because the strengths of our University line up incredibly well with where the health care industry is going. We won’t be simply building a traditional academic medical center, or one that exists on an island. We have an opportunity that is unique in Texas and only possible at a few places in the world — to build an academic medical center that is linked to a top research university and that is driven by innovations in technology, digital health, data science, artificial intelligence, robotics, material science and more.”

– Jay Hartzell, Ph.D.
President, The University of Texas at Austin

“We are leaning into the future and laying the critical groundwork for health system transformation — with world-class, integrated, patient-centered care as our North Star. Along the way, our decisions will be made with each person — each patient — in mind.”

– Claudia Lucchinetti, M.D.
Senior Vice President for Medical Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin
Dean, Dell Medical School

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Health starts here, and it starts with you.

You can support health care innovation in Longhorn labs, clinics — and the new UT Austin Medical Center to be constructed on campus.

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Training a New Kind of Doctor

Dell Medical School, part of the UT Austin Medical Center, trains physicians of the future — leaders who are as comfortable taking on systemic challenges in health as they are caring for individual patients.

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World-Class Specialty Care Within Reach

UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Med, offers a range of specialty services that includes musculoskeletal/orthopedics, ophthalmology, an accredited ambulatory surgery center, and more.

Located on UT Campus

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The University of Texas at Austin Medical Center will be on the southeast corner of UT’s campus near Dell Medical School and the Innovation Tower. Demolition of the Frank Erwin Center will be completed by fall 2024 to make room for the new medical center.

National Leadership, Helping People

Combined with Dell Medical School’s established reputation for innovation in medical education, MD Anderson as the No. 1 cancer center in the country, and UT’s multidisciplinary might in research and other expertise, the UT Austin Medical Center will provide a setting for the clinical excellence needed to position UT as a national leader in academic medicine, where patients benefit from the convergence of research breakthroughs, the best and brightest physicians, and the advancements in care they deliver.

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Campus Convergence

“With great enthusiasm, the School of Nursing welcomes this unprecedented opportunity for interprofessional education, with a focus on transdisciplinary research collaboration and life-changing clinical care. We strongly believe that the medical center will promote the impactful integration of cutting-edge health care to address the unique needs of Texas, the nation, and beyond.”

– Eun-Ok Im, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Nursing

“Engineering’s solution-rich environment is exceptionally positioned to address the complex medical challenges associated with diagnosis and treatment. Embedding engineering faculty and students in a medical center will allow them to see the problems, talk to clinicians and work together to create the novel therapies and medical technologies for better and less expensive health care.”

– Roger Bonnecaze, Ph.D.
Dean, Cockrell School of Engineering

“Social work research, knowledge, skills, and ethics benefit everything from the quality of patient care to the expertise of providers and frames an approach to treatment that includes unwavering concern for the whole person. I can think of nothing more impactful or important for those who are ill and those who have the privilege to care for them.”

– Allan Cole, Ph.D.
Dean, Steve Hicks School of Social Work

“Embedding a medical center in an integrated, interdisciplinary research environment will advance the discovery of innovative therapies and accelerate the delivery of optimal care for disease prevention and treatment on a large scale. The College of Pharmacy embraces the creation of this collaborative epicenter with the focus on making a meaningful impact on the communities we serve to improve the health of Texas and the world.”

– Samuel M. Poloyac, Pharm.D., Ph.D.
Dean, College of Pharmacy

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Research With Impact

UT’s top-ranked Cockrell School of Engineering and other campus powerhouses will provide digital and technology-enabled world-class care, along with research and innovation that move the frontiers of health care forward.

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Training New Doctors

More than 400 residents and fellows — up-and-coming physicians — train in Dell Medical School programs co-sponsored by Ascension Seton, filling gaps in care and bringing the latest knowledge.