Victor S. Sierpina, MD
Professor, Director, Medical Student Education, and Director, Faculty Development
Dr. Sierpina joined UTMB’s Department of Family Medicine in 1996. He
is a Professor, Family Medicine and currently holds the W.D. and Laura
Nell Nicholson Family Professorship in Integrative Medicine. Dr.
Sierpina currently serves as director of the department's Medical
Student Education Program and of its Faculty Development Program. He is
also a UTMB Distinguished Teaching Professor.
Dr. Sierpina earned a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State
University and a Doctor of Medicine from the Abraham Lincoln School of
Medicine at the University of Illinois in Chicago. He completed a
residency in family practice at the MacNeal Memorial Hospital in Berwyn,
Illinois. After completing his residency he continued advanced studies
in ayurvedic medicine at the international University in Fairfield,
Iowa, and in medical acupuncture for physicians at the UCLA School of
Medicine. He has also completed a faculty development fellowship with
the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Department of Family
Dr. Sierpina is certified by both the American Board of Family Medicine
and the American Board of Integrative and Holistic Medicine. He was
named one of Best Doctors'® "Best Doctors in America" from 2005 to 2014,
and was featured by the Houston Medical Journal as one of the "Best of
the Best" in 2010. Dr. Sierpina was named Top Doc in both 2016 and 2017
as published in the Texas Monthly Magazine and is the winner of the 2017 Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award, awarded by UTMB Health.
Dr. Sierpina has conducted funded research numerous topics related to
integrative medicine and curriculum development. His clinical and
research interests are medical student education in family medicine,
integrative medicine, and integrative oncology. His practice includes
acupuncture, nutrition, botanical medicine and mind-body therapies.