Padma Kandadai, MD is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Boston University School of Medicine. She is the Director of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery and treats a full-spectrum of pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction, and recurrent urinary tract infections. She is interested in providing cost-effective care and often she collaborates with colleagues to treat these disorders. Dr. Kandadai is also the Clerkship Director for the OBGYN clinical clerkship for the third year medical students at BUSM and directs medical student education for the department.
2019-2020 Association of Professors of Gynecology & Obstetrics:
APGO Excellence in Teaching
2018-2019 American Congress of OBGYN/Council on Resident Education in OBGYN:
CREOG National Faculty Award
2012-2013 American Urogynecologic Society:
Best Fellow Research Paper
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Kandadai P, Mcvay S, Larrieux JR, O'Dell K. Knowledge and Comfort With Pessary Use: A Survey of US Obstetrics and Gynecology Residents. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Nov/Dec; 22(6):491-496.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27661211
Kandadai P, Duenas-Garcia OF, Pilzeck AL, Saini J, Flynn MK, Leung K, Patterson D. A Randomized Controlled Trial of Patient-Controlled Valve Catheter and Indwelling Foley Catheter for Short-term Bladder Drainage. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 Mar-Apr; 22(2):88-92. PMID: 26829348; DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000249;
Kandadai P, Saini J, Patterson D, O'Dell K, Flynn M. Urinary Retention After Hysterectomy and Postoperative Analgesic Use. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 Sep-Oct; 21(5):257-62. PMID: 25521470; DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000151;
Kandadai P, O'Dell K, Saini J. Correct performance of pelvic muscle exercises in women reporting prior knowledge. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2015 May-Jun; 21(3):135-40. PMID: 25349943; DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000145;
Dueñas-Garcia OF, Kandadai P, Flynn MK, Patterson D, Saini J, O'Dell K. Patient-focused websites related to stress urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse: a DISCERN quality analysis. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jun; 26(6):875-80. PMID: 25578872; DOI: 10.1007/s00192-014-2615-3;
Kandadai P, Kandadai V, Saini J, O'Dell K, Patterson D, Flynn MK. Acute urinary retention after cesarean delivery: a case-control study. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 Sep-Oct; 20(5):276-80. PMID: 25181378; DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000053;
Kandadai P, Flynn M, Zweizig S, Patterson D. Cost-utility of routine endometrial evaluation before le fort colpocleisis. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2014 May-Jun; 20(3):168-73. PMID: 24763159; DOI: 10.1097/SPV.0000000000000043;
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I serve as the lead Field Specific Advisor for students interested in and applying into OBGYN residencies. As a department, we have created a standardized advising manual utilizing NRMP Match data to help students identify their own profiles and help decide on strategies of how and where to apply. FSAs meet at least monthly with students to go over their progress in the application process and more intensely as application deadlines approach. We've utilized mock interview days, designing an interview day to mimic how residency interviews occur; requiring students to wear their interview clothes and then receive constructive feedback on interview skills.