The TCU School of Medicine will build its new campus in Fort Worth’s medical innovation district in the city’s Near Southside neighborhood. After a recent split with UNTHSC, the school is currently recruiting its fourth class, and the new location will put it in proximity to hospitals, biotech innovation, and medical services in the area. Construction will begin this year on a 100,000 square foot medical education building that will be a hub for 240 medical students and hundreds of faculty and staff. The building is scheduled to be complete in 2024, with additional facilities expected. The school has graduate medical education collaborations with JPS Health Network, Baylor Scott & White All Saints Medical Center Fort Worth, and Texas Health Resources.
Medical City North Hills has been recertified by The Joint Commission and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center, signaling high-quality care for stroke patients. The hospital has also opened an operating suite that includes an all-digital, robot-guided vascular imaging system for invasive vascular procedures.
Johnson Oral Facial Surgery has opened its practice in the Park Cities. Led by Dr. Chris Johnson, the practice started accepting patients in January at Lovers Lane and Preston Road. Johnson is an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who has practiced in East Texas for eight years.
Dr. Samuel Achilefu is the inaugural chair of the department of biomedical engineering at UT Southwestern Medical Center. With expertise in molecular imaging that treats human diseases, Achilefu’s department will move into the $120 million, five-story Texas Instruments Biomedical Engineering and Sciences Building, which broke ground in November and will house UT Dallas and UTSW’s biomedical engineering programs.