Plastic Surgeon-in-Chief: John G. Meara, MD, DMD, MBA
Dr. Meara is chief of Plastic Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital and associate professor of Surgery and of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School.
Here at Boston Children's, Dr. Meara has worked closely with colleagues to improve clinical care and education through comprehensive and cross-disciplinary approaches to the evaluation and management of patients with complex conditions like cleft lip and palate and craniofacial anomalies. He has been on numerous medical missions, and has a particular interest in the global surgical burden of disease and improving health outcomes globally.
Oral Surgeon-in-Chief: Bonnie L. Padwa, DMD, MD
Dr. Padwa is chief of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Boston Children's Hospital and associate professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Dental Medicine.
Her practice at Boston Children's includes pediatric oral and maxillofacial surgery, orthognathic surgery, cleft lip/palate and craniofacial surgery. A major focus of Dr. Padwa's practice is cleft and craniofacial anomalies and studying outcomes related to facial growth in these conditions. She coordinates a weekly combined craniomaxillofacial conference at Boston Children's and serves on many related committees, both nationally and internationally.
Teams by program
There are ten programs with doctors, nurses and specialists within the Department of Pediatric Plastic and Oral Surgery. They are organized for you by their program specialty.
Adolescent Breast Clinic
Center for Head, Neck and Skull Base Tumors
Cleft Lip and Palate Program
Craniofacial Anomalies Program
Facial Reanimation Program
Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Program
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Vascular Anomalies Center
Your Care Team
The Department of Plastic and Oral Surgery care team is a multidisciplinary group of experts, including the following pediatric specialists:
- Plastic surgeons
- Oral surgeons
- Nursing professionals
- Clinical dietitians
- Speech therapists
- Physical therapists
- Occupational therapists
- Child psychiatrists and psychologists
- Child Life specialists
- Social workers