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Both Houston Medical Schools Partner with Memorial Hermann
The University of Texas Medical School at Houston is partnering with Memorial Hermann Healthcare System to provide patient care in the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance.
Baseball great Roger Clemens and Memorial Hermann President and CEO Dan Wolterman have announced an agreement under which both the UT Medical School and Baylor College of Medicine will bring the strengths of their respective sports medicine programs to the Roger Clemens Institute. Thomas Clanton, M.D., from the UT Medical School; Baylor's Walter Lowe, M.D.; and Mark Adickes, M.D., will serve as medical directors of the institute. Medical staff will include faculty from both institutions.
"I am thrilled that this agreement was reached between the UT Medical School, Memorial Hermann and the Roger Clemens Institute for Sports Medicine," said UT Health Science Center at Houston President James T. Willerson, M.D. "I could not be more pleased that Dr. Clanton serves on our faculty and that he will be extending his expertise to the RCI, an arrangement which reinforces the strength of our continuing partnership with Memorial Hermann."
Speaking Jan. 13 at the Roger Clemens Institute Expo at the Chevron Houston Marathon, Wolterman said, "This week, the Roger Clemens Institute opens the doors of its outstanding new facilities inside the towering Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza. Physicians will be seeing marathoners from this weekend's race in clinic there beginning on Monday.
"At the same time," Wolterman said, "we are introducing an unprecedented partnership that brings together two nationally recognized medical school sports medicine programs under the institute. The unique collaboration between Memorial Hermann, The University of Texas Medical School at Houston, and Baylor College of Medicine will take the Roger Clemens Institute to the next level."
Clemens joined Wolterman on the Expo stage, saying, "I'm proud that the Roger Clemens Institute at Memorial Hermann has partnered with both of Houston's outstanding medical schools and faculty. I have the greatest respect for all of these people. This is just more evidence of our intent to build a sports medicine program that will be unrivaled anywhere in the country."
The institute opened to patients in its new offices Jan. 15. The state-of-the-art facility is located on the 16th floor of the new 30-story Memorial Hermann Medical Plaza. It combines advanced sports medicine, rehabilitation and orthopedic care with medically based human performance research and protocols.
The institute prepares athletes - recreational, competitive and professional - to compete at their highest level while preventing and treating injuries.