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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.

Issa Hanna, DDS

 Issa Hanna, DDS
  • Title: Associate Professor
  • Office: SOD-6510
  • Phone: 713-486-4310
  • Email:
  • Administrative Area(s): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Education:

    DDS | University of North Carolina School of Dentistry, Chapel Hill, N.C., 2004
    Oral and Maxillofacial Residency | University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, Miami, Fla. 

Dr. Issa Hanna earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he also attended dental school from 2000-04, earning a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He finished a one-year oral and maxillofacial internship at the now-historic Charity Hospital at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans from 2004-05. He then went on to finish the final four years of his oral and maxillofacial surgery residency at the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, Fla.

Dr. Hanna joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry’s Bernard and Gloria Pepper Katz Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in 2011. Since then, he has served on the Facial Trauma Team at Memorial Hermann Hospital and Ben Taub General Hospital in the Texas Medical Center. He currently serves as chief of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery service at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. His research interests include office-based anesthesia and facial-bone reconstruction.

Dr. Hanna is originally from the beautiful Tar Heel State of North Carolina. He now happily calls Houston his home with his wife, who is also a devoted UTHealth doctor.

Clinical Interests

Trauma, pathology, reconstruction, anesthesia

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