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As one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation and the city’s longstanding market share leader, the Institute treats more than 14,000 adult and pediatric patients each year. With one of the busiest helipads in the world, we are also home to Memorial Hermann Life Flight®, which performs more than 3,000 missions each year.

The Red Duke Trauma Institute provides high-quality care to both adult and pediatric patients and offers a full spectrum of services, including:

  • Trauma surgery
  • Trauma and neurocritical care
  • Orthopedic surgery
  • Emergency general surgery
  • Emergency medicine
  • Neurology and neurosurgery
  • Oral maxillofacial, plastic and ENT surgery
  • Hand surgery and plastic reconstructive surgery
  • Burn care
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • OB/GYN
  • Urology
  • Ophthalmology
  • Heart and vascular
  • Anesthesia
  • Radiology

Perhaps no other institution in the Texas Medical Center has retained such a singular identity of purpose and service to our community as that of trauma services at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center.  There is a rich history, as much a part of the fabric of our lives here as the space shuttle or the rodeo.

From the awe-inspiring view of Life Flight® racing across the sky on yet another life-saving mission, to the incomparable father of trauma for our city, James “Red” Duke, Jr., M.D., we are a city of great promise and achievement. We are fortunate to have at our disposal one of the finest trauma programs in the world.

However, it takes a monumental amount of resources, both private and public, to ensure our community has the level of care necessary for those who need it. In 2012, built on a foundation of long-term collaboration between the Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center Campus, and The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UT Health) Medical School, the Memorial Hermann Red Duke Trauma Institute was established.  The Institute brings together a world-class team of clinicians, researchers and educators with the latest in research and technology to deliver its mission to provide comprehensive, life-saving services to the residents of the Gulf Coast region.