Converging Engineering and Medicine…


About EnMed

The EnMed program, founded in 2019, is a collaboration between Texas A&M’s School of Engineering Medicine and the state’s top-ranked Houston Methodist Hospital established to transform health care through the development and training of physicianeers, the creation of medical technologies, and translational research.

The EnMed physicianeer is an innovative problem-solving doctor uniquely qualified to address some of health care’s greatest challenges. These graduates receive a Medical Doctorate and Master of Engineering degree focused on the design and implementation of impactful medical technologies in the same four years through a revolutionary curriculum. 

Roderic Pettigrew - EnMed Executive Dean

EnMed is led by Dean Dr. Roderic I. Pettigrew, founding Director of the National Institute for Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

In a prophetic video recorded in 2018, prior to the COVID pandemic, Dr. Pettigrew highlights the benefit of converging engineering and medicine from the decade of research by bioengineer Mark R. Prausnitz and his medical colleagues. (Georgia Tech/Emory)

EnMed News and Events

New Student Orientation

Welcoming the Class of 2028 Physicianeers to Texas A&M School of Engineering Medicine

Howdy, Class of 2028! The newest cohort at the Texas A&M School of Engineering Medicine was warmly welcomed during an engaging and informative New Student Orientation session. The orientation set a positive tone on the first day of their academic journey, filled with excitement, camaraderie, and a deep dive into the rich traditions of Texas […]

Six years ago, Dr. Roderic Pettigrew came to Texas A&M University to start and lead a one-of-a-kind School of Engineering Medicine (ENMED). Today there is nowhere else in the world where students earn a medical degree and an engineering master’s degree in the same four years […]

Regents of The Texas A&M University System today approved spending $15 million to expand lab space on two levels of Texas A&M’s ENMED Tower adjacent to the Texas Medical Center in Houston. […]

If there’s one thing that everyone seems to hate about hospitals, it’s the gowns. The “physicianeers” from the EnMed program at Texas A&M University and Houston Methodist are hoping to change that. The gowns, which tie in the back and often leave patients feeling exposed, are designed so staff can put them on someone who is immobile or unconscious […]

Health care providers use MRI scanners to diagnose, stage, monitor, and research disease. But what if an MRI could also be used to detect threats early and help prevent severe consequences? A scanner that could see coronary or vascular diseases before they cause a heart attack or stroke, for example, or identify prostate cancer in its earliest stage before a biopsy is done could […]

EnMed Commencement Ceremony

Nobel Laureates & Inventor of the Internet Colloquy