Why Us?

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) is a chief catalyst of San Antonio's $44.1 billion health care and biosciences economic sector. Each year, the university graduates approximately 200 physicians, 400 nurses, 100 dentists, 560 professionals in other health fields and 130 scientists. Additionally, the health science center provides a vast amount of continuing medical and dental education, affords 2.6 million patient visits each year and provides approximately $633.1 million annually in uncompensated health care services.

UT Health San Antonio is the largest academic research institution in South Texas and ranked in the top 3% of all organizations worldwide that receive National Institutes of Health funding. Among the top-ranked institutions in Texas for aging research funding from the National Institute on Aging with Endowments of approximately $778 million (FY 22). Annual sponsored program awards and research activity of $360 million (FY 22) and on track for $400 million (FY 23). Eight National Academy of Medicine members. In 2021, UT Health San Antonio broke ground on a 144-bed hospital. The UT Health San Antonio Multispecialty and Research Hospital is expected to open in 2024 and will offer specialty care in cancer, orthopaedics, urology, and thoracic and bariatric surgery, among other areas of patient care.

UT Health San Antonio

Benefits Overview

Our Research Faculty

Research Cores

UT Health San Antonio is part of the flourishing healthcare and life science ecosystem that plays a major role in the growth of San Antonio and postdocs at our institution play an important part. These early-career scientists are a diverse and talented group representing over 24 countries, who have chosen to pursue further training at the institution.

Jennifer Sharpe Potter, PhD, MPH
Vice President for Research
Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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