The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, also called UT Health San Antonio, is the largest academic research institution in South Texas, with an annual research portfolio of more than $360 million and ranking in the top 3% of all organizations worldwide that receive National Institutes of Health funding. It is the region’s only academic health center, and its Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine is listed among U.S. News & World Report’s best medical schools, ranking in the top 50 in the U.S. for both research and primary care.
The institution’s strategic investment in research of metabolic diseases (such as obesity and diabetes) is a direct response to the heavy burden of these conditions on South Texas families. Its faculty members are likewise committed to conquering adult and childhood cancer, brain diseases, heart attack, stroke and many other health dilemmas that rob people of life and productivity.
Research led by UT Health San Antonio faculty has yielded new therapies for COVID-19, new treatments for chronic leukemia and post-traumatic stress disorder, and advancements in detecting and treating many other diseases. UT Health San Antonio, designated a Hispanic-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education, continues in its 64-year mission to teach, discover and heal in service of the public good across South Texas.
Facts and figures
Established 1959, doors opened 1968
President: William L. Henrich, MD, MACP
Fall 2022 enrollment: 3,527, plus 1,075 residents and post-graduate trainees
Total graduates: 42,200
Total faculty: 2,324
Total workforce: 7,930
FY 23 annual operating expense budget: $1.23 billion
Generated $3.2 billion in economic impact (FY 21).
Among the top-ranked institutions in Texas for aging research funding from the National Institute on Aging.
Endowments: approximately $778 million (FY 22)
Annual sponsored program awards and sponsored research activity: $360 million (FY 22); on track for $400 million (FY 23)
A chief catalyst for the $44.1 billion biosciences and health care industry in San Antonio.
National Academy of Medicine members: 8
Supports 2.6 million patient visits each year through 900 providers in 100 medical specialties and subspecialties.
Provided $633.1 million in uncompensated health care services (FY22).
Address of (central) Long campus: 7703 Floyd Curl Drive, San Antonio, Texas 78229-3900
The mission of UT Health San Antonio is to make lives better through excellence in education, research, health care and community engagement.