Baylor College of Medicine affiliation

Texas Children’s Hospital has long been affiliated with Baylor College of Medicine, joining forces with this leading medical school in the areas of pediatrics, pediatric surgery and obstetrics and gynecology to achieve healthier mothers and children.

With our shared commitment to improving maternal and pediatric outcomes through research, education and health care, we are creating a healthier, brighter future for children and women around the world.


Ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the nation’s top 25 medical schools for research, Baylor College of Medicine is known for advancing the health of women, children and families through scientific discovery.

Funding awarded to Baylor by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), as reported by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research, reflects the depth and breadth of the college’s research enterprise, and the progress being made. Highlights in 2021 include:

  • Received more than $351 million in NIH funding.
  • Ranked No. 20 among US medical schools in NIH funding.
  • Ranked No. 1 among Texas medical schools in NIH funding (Baylor has ranked first in Texas since the Blue Ridge Institute began publishing these rankings in 2006).
  • Ranked No. 3 in pediatric research funding.
  • Ranked No. 10 in OB/GYN research funding.

Through our collaboration with Baylor physicians and researchers across hundreds of projects, we are continually improving treatments and outcomes for our young patients.


For more than 60 years, Texas Children’s Hospital has served as Baylor College of Medicine’s primary pediatric training site, creating the next generation of leaders in pediatric care.

As the largest pediatric hospital in the nation, providing medical care across more than 40 pediatric subspecialties, Texas Children’s offers a rich learning environment for Baylor’s medical students, residents and fellows.

Texas Children's also serves as a primary referral site for some of the world’s most challenging pediatric patients, providing these Baylor learners an opportunity to routinely care for patients with conditions rarely seen in most training programs.

Health care

Texas Children’s Hospital is staffed primarily by Baylor College of Medicine physicians, in addition to providing expert care across the full range of pediatric subspecialties.

Baylor faculty direct centers and services that include Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women, Texas Children’s Emergency Center, pediatric surgery suites, a Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, a Cardiac Intensive Care Unit, a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and the Texas Children's Cancer Center.

Together, we are changing more lives

Highlights from the long and productive history of collaboration between Baylor and Texas Children's include: 

  • The creation of the Emergency Medical Services for Children Innovation and Improvement Center to enhance pediatric emergency medical services in the U.S., both in the pre-hospital and hospital settings, improving outcomes for children in need of urgent or emergency care.
  • The Baylor College of Medicine International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital (BIPAI), a pioneering program to improve global pediatric health by providing high-quality, high-impact and highly ethical pediatric and family HIV/AIDS care and treatment, health care education and clinical research in resource-limited settings.
  • The Texas Children’s Center for Global Health, focused on addressing major causes of diseases and conditions impacting pediatric health and survival globally, such as tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition and cancer, changing the outlook for children affected by life-threatening but treatable diseases.
  • Joint operation of The Children’s Nutrition Research Center, a U.S. Department of Agriculture facility that researches the nutritional needs of pregnant and nursing women and their children to improve the health of future generations.
  • Collaborative membership in NIH's Undiagnosed Diseases Network, a national network of clinicians and scientists established to help address the rarest and difficult-to-solve medical cases from around the country and develop effective approaches to diagnose them.