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Weather Alert: Oct. 27, 2021

The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch through 4 p.m. today as a strong cold front, heavy rainfall, and potentially damaging winds move through the Greater Houston area. You may have received the National Weather Service (NWS) push notifications to your portable device via your phone cell provider.

UTHealth Safety, Health, Environment, and Risk Management is monitoring weather conditions in the Texas Medical Center and will provide UTHealth Alert updates if a threat is detected.

Weather-related warnings are always based on conditions within the Texas Medical Center. Please continue to monitor your local weather conditions and news outlets for your safety.

In case of an emergency, ensure you have contact information at hand to communicate to your supervisor or instructor should you find yourself at risk during inclement weather.

Vinu Sista, DDS

Dr. Vinu Sista, DDS
  • Title: Assistant Professor
  • Office: SOD-5417
  • Phone: 713-486-4268
  • Email:
  • Administrative Area(s): General Practice and Dental Public Health
  • Education:

    Advanced Education in General Dentistry | UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston
    General Practice Residency | UTHealth School of Dentistry at Houston
    DDS | University of California, San Francisco
    BS in Biochemistry | University of California, Los Angeles

Dr. Vinu. T. Sista is a Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of General Practice and Public health. She is a 2001 Graduate of University of California, Los Angeles where she graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry. Dr. Sista earned her DDS degree at the University of California, San Francisco in 2005. She then furthered her education at the UTHealth School of Dentistry where she graduated from the Advanced Education in General Dentistry and General Practice Residency programs. Dr. Sista is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry through which she is earning her Fellowship in General Dentistry. She is also a member of The American Dental Education Association and the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. Dr. Sista is a proud member of the National Health Service Corps, through which she has offered her services in undeserved areas to help those in need.

At UCSF Dr. Sista was a member of the Psi Omega Dental Fraternity and earned the Flemming scholarship for outstanding Community Outreach.