UTMB opened in 1891 as the nation?s first public medical school and hospital under single governance. What began as one Galveston hospital and medical school is now a major academic health sciences center playing on a global stage, with medical, nursing, health professions, and graduate biomedical schools; a comprehensive health system with multiple clinics in the Houston/Galveston Bay Area; and a world-renowned research enterprise.
Today, UTMB generates $1 billion of Texas business volume annually; more than 29,000 Texas jobs are directly or indirectly related to the university. UTMB became a full member of the revered Texas Medical Center in spring 2010, formalizing years of educational, clinical, and research collaborations with other member institutions.
UTMB serves the growing Bay Area with more than 25 primary and specialty care clinics on the mainland, including the new University Dermatology Center at Bay Colony, an imaging center in Pearland and the state-of-the-art UTMB Specialty Care Center at Victory Lakes. This outpatient specialty care and surgical center offers services in advanced imaging, outpatient surgery, breast health, obesity and metabolic surgery, orthopedics, and pelvic health and continence.