Bonnie Padwa, DMD, MD

Contact Information

Harvard School of Dental Medicine
188 Longwood Avenue
Boston, MA 02115

Bonnie Padwa, DMD, MD

Dr. Bonnie Padwa was born in New York City and grew up in Buffalo, N.Y. She completed her undergraduate education at Emory University and received her dental degree from Harvard School of Dental Medicine in 1988 and her medical degree from Harvard Medical School in 1990. After completing residency training in oral and maxillofacial surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital, she completed a fellowship in craniofacial surgery at Children’s Hospital Boston. Dr. Padwa is board certified in oral and maxillofacial surgery and is an associate professor at the Harvard School of Dental Medicine and Harvard Medical School. She practices at Children’s Hospital Boston, where she is oral surgeon-in-chief and an active member of the craniofacial and cleft teams.

Dr. Padwa served for six years on the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery as section cochair. She is the oral and maxillofacial surgery residency program director in the Longwood Medical Area. She is an editorial reviewer for 10 journals and has published more than 70 papers, has authored textbooks, and has lectured worldwide.

Fields of Interest

Dr. Padwa’s research interests include the genetics of cleft and craniofacial anomalies, their impact on facial growth and surgical outcomes.