Clark University, Worcester, MA (B.A.), 1991
Harvard School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA (D.M.D.) 1996
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA (M.D.) 1998
Residency, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery | University of Massachusetts, 1997, Louisiana State University, 2001
Dr. Jose M. Marchena obtained his dental degree magna cum laude from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1996 and his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1998. He completed internships in oral and maxillofacial surgery and general surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital and his residency training at Louisiana State University Medical Center-Charity Hospital in New Orleans.
After a career in private practice, Dr. Marchena returned to The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston as an Associate Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is a recipient of multiple academic, research, and teaching awards and has published several scientific articles and book chapters in the field of oral and maxillofacial surgery. He is the Vice President of Smile Bangladesh, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing cleft lip and palate repair operations in rural Bangladesh.
Dr. Marchena serves as the current Chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Ben Taub Hospital and focuses his practice on the management of facial fractures, impacted wisdom teeth, and pediatric dentoalveolar surgery.
Dr. Marchena is a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is also a Fellow of the American Academy of Craniomaxillofacial Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.