UTHSCSA Faculty Profiles v1.0

Lopez, Patricia E

Dental School
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Dr. Lopez was born and raised in Caracas, Venezuela where she achieved her Dental Degree with honors at the Central University of Venezuela in 1996; she then accomplished an internship for two years at the Santa Rosa Maxillofacial Surgery Center in Caracas. In 1999, Dr. Lopez moved to San Juan, Puerto Rico to complete her Postdoctoral Program in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Puerto Rico, Medical Center. She came back to Venezuela in 2003 and worked in private practice for the past eight years. Also, Dr. Lopez was a Consultant Professor in the OMS Department at the Central University of Venezuela since 2004 and a Board Member of the Venezuelan Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons for the past four years. Dr Lopez areas of interest included: Orthognathic surgery, intraoral distraction osteogenesis and maxillofacial implants among others.

9/2011 - Present Clinical Assistant Professor UTHSCSA, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, San Antonio, TX