There's plenty to see and do in San Antonio while you're here, but we hope you'll have a chance to visit the South Texas Medical Center to tour University Hospital and The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.
Over the years, a number of innovations have taken place at University Hospital, part of University Health System — from some of the earliest studies of the cardiac stent, invented next door at the UT Health Science Center; to the San Antonio Lung Transplant protocol, used worldwide to improve the viability of donor lungs; to the development of improved diabetes therapies led by scientists at the Texas Diabetes Institute, a stand-alone campus on the city's West Side.
University Hospital is a Level I trauma center and Level I pediatric trauma center serving a vast, 22-county area of South Texas. Research into all aspects of pre- and post-hospital trauma care, management of shock and bleeding, and trauma system improvement takes place here. Dr. Brian Eastridge, trauma medical director at University Hospital and former director of U.S. CENTCOM Joint Theater Trauma System Operation in Iraq, will be taking part in the Lunch with a Scientist event on Sunday.
The tour of our new Sky Tower will include our Salud Arte: Art of Healing program. A body of research has found a connection between art and medicine and led to the selection of more than 1,200 original works meant to promote healing and hope.
Welcome to San Antonio!
Director, External Communications
University Health System