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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.

Mark E. Wong, DDS

 Mark E. Wong, DDS
  • Title: Professor, Chair and Program Director, Katz Department of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Office: SOD-6446
  • Phone: 713-486-4310
  • Email:
  • Administrative Area(s): Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
  • Education:

    DDS | National University of Singapore, Singapore, 1978
    Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency | University of Miami, VA Hospital, Miami, Fla.
    Senior House Officer & Honorary Registrar | Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, North Wales Hospitals, U.K.

Mark Wong, DDS, FACS, FACD, is a professor and chair of the Bernard and Gloria Pepper Katz Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Dentistry, where he also serves as Director of Residency Training. In addition, he is on the faculty of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth in the Department of Surgery's Oral and Maxillofacial Division

Dr. Wong is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a fellow of both the American College of Dentistry and the American College of Surgeons. He is a past president of the ABOMS, American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons, and the International Board for the Certification of Specialists in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

His clinical and research interests are focused on reconstructive surgery, tissue engineering of bone, and the biomechanical characterization and regeneration of the temporomandibular joint. His research is funded by the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Department of Defense. 

Dr. Wong holds the Dr. Bernard and Gloria P. Katz Endowed Chair in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

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