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Bonnie Padwa, MD, DMD
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Bonnie Padwa, MD, DMD

Department: Plastic Surgery
Research Centers: Plastic Surgery Research Center
Hospital Title: Oral Surgeon-in-Chief, Section of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Academic Title: Associate Professor of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Harvard School of Dental Medicine
Research Area: Oral and maxillofacial surgery
Craniofacial surgery

Research Overview

Dr. Padwa's research interests fall within the fields of oral and maxillofacial as well as craniofacial surgery. Ongoing studies include those with a focus on evaluating facial growth in children with a host of different craniofacial anomalies. Research has ranged from rare disorders such as facial infiltrating lipomatosis and cervicofacial lymphatic malformation with associated skeletal overgrowth, to more common conditions such as cleft lip/palate and hemifacial microsomia.

About Bonnie Padwa

Bonnie Padwa received her MD from Harvard Medical School and her DMD from Harvard School of Dental Medicine. She completed her postgraduate training at Children's Hospital Boston, Brigham and Women's Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital.

Key Publications

  • Good P, Mulliken JB, Padwa BL. The rate of LeFort I osteotomy in patients with repaired cleft lip/palate or cleft palate. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2007; 44:396-401.

  • Werler MM, Sheehan JE, Hayes C, Padwa BL, Mitchell AA, Mulliken JB. Demographic and reproductive factors associated with hemifacial microsomia. Cleft Palate Craniofac J. 2004; 41:494-500.

  • Wong GB, Nargozian C, Padwa BL. Anesthetic concerns of external maxillary distraction osteogenesis. J Craniofac Surg. 2004; 14:78-81.

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