Chinwe Kpaduwa, MD


Dr. Chinwe Kpaduwa is Craniofacial, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon at Kern Medical and Refine.

Dr. Kpaduwa attended Harvard University and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Biochemistry. She received her post-baccalaureate certificate at Drexel University College of Medicine, before attending medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine. Dr. Kpaduwa was a General Surgery Resident at Boston Medical Center Department of Surgery and a Plastic Surgery Resident at The University of California, San Diego. She completed a Craniofacial Fellowship at Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

Dr. Kpaduwa brings many years of experience in leadership. She was Director of Phillips Brooks House Association’s Roxbury Youth Initiative, Executive Vice President at Phillips Brooks House Association, Founder and President of the Harvard College Nigerian Student Association, and Co-Founder of the Balogun-Kpaduwa Partnership, an organization dedicated to improving healthcare delivery and access in Nigeria.

At Kern Medical, Dr. Kpaduwa performs plastic and reconstructive operations in both pediatric and adult patients. She also trains and instructs medical students as they complete their rotations at the hospital.

Medical School: Georgetown University, School of Medicine
Internship: Johns Hopkins Hospital, Department of Surgery
Residency: University of California, San Diego – Plastic Surgery Resident

Boston Medical Center Department of Surgery – General Surgery Resident

Fellowship: Ohio State University, Nationwide Children’s Hospital – Craniofacial Fellow


  • American Society of Plastic Surgeons
  • American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
  • California Society of Plastic Surgeons