Dr. Sophia Pina

Pina, Dr. Sophia
Title: Professor
Department: Physical & Natural Sciences

About Dr. Sophia Pina

Institute:  Health & BioSciences


PhD | Our Lady of the Lake University


Students with interest in health related careers.


Over 20 years experience working at UT Health San Antonio in research, teaching and administration.


 I am a native of San Antonio and attended Providence High School and Our Lady of the Lake University. I earned my PhD in Microbiology and loved it. I served as the Assistant Dean at the Graduate School at UT Health and the Associate Dean for Students Affairs at UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine. I am now doing what I love most and that is, helping to educate students with an interest to help others through science and medicine.

Outside of working at NVC, I enjoy spending time with my family. I have been married over 30 years, and have 3 kids and 1 grandbaby. My kids are 27, 25 and 21. I am a volunteer at my church and also enjoy traveling and baking.