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The TMC Library is a private, stand-alone and not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization independent from any one university or research institution. Unique to medical and research libraries across the country, it is the only library in the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries that reports to a separate governing board and draws its funding from several non-related academic, health and research institutions.

The Library is a distinctive consortium with authority vested in a Board of Directors comprised of appointed representatives from eight governing institutions of the TMC. An additional 13 supporting organizations are non-governing members of the Library.

The Library, as a free-standing member of the TMC, operates under bylaws and operating agreements to which the Governing Institutions are parties. The Board of Directors is the Library’s governing body and appoints and empowers the Executive Director with rights and responsibilities for the operations of the Library.

In addition, the Library is required for accreditation by the accrediting bodies which oversee the teaching curriculum of the educational institutions of the TMC.

Accrediting bodies are:

  • the Liaison Committee for Medical Education (LCME) of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and the American Medical Association (AMA)
  • the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) for nursing, pharmacy, dentistry, optometry and allied health
  • the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Governing Organizations:

    Baylor College of Medicine

    Houston Academy of Medicine
    Texas Medical Center
    Texas Southern University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences
    Texas Woman’s University
    University of Houston
    University of Texas Health Science Center
    University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Supporting Institutions:

    Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences

    Harris Health System
    Houston Community College System
    Houston Department of Health and Human Services
    LifeGift Organ Donation Center
    Memorial Hermann Hospital System (including TIRR)
    The Methodist Hospital
    Prairie View A&M University College of Nursing
    St. Luke’s Episcopal Hospital
    Shriners Hospitals for Children
    Texas Children’s Hospital
    Texas Heart Institute
    The Texas Medical Center

Board of Directors
Lewis E. Foxhall, MD, Board Chair – Houston Academy of Medicine
Sherilyn Bird, MLS, Vice Chair – Texas Woman’s University
George Stancel, PhD, Secretary – UTHealth
Linda Andrews, MD – Baylor College of Medicine
Gregory Bernica – Houston Academy of Medicine
Patricia Butler, MD - UTHealth
Michael Fordis, Jr., MD – Baylor College of Medicine
Stephanie Fulton, MSIS – MD Anderson Cancer Center
Anne S. Gill, Dr PH, MS – Baylor College of Medicine
Robert C. Robbins, MD – Texas Medical Center Corp.
Dana C. Rooks, MLS – University of Houston
Dean F. Sittig, PhD – UTHealth
William Thompson, PhD – Baylor College of Medicine
James Ward, PhD – Texas Southern University

The TMC Library
L. Maximilian Buja, MD, Executive Director