Padma Kandadai, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine
Obstetrics & Gynecology
Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery

MD, State University of New York Upstate Medical University
MPH, University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA, Boston University

Pronouns: she/her/hers

Padma Kandadai, MD is an Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine. She is the Director of Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery and treats a full-spectrum of pelvic floor disorders including pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, bowel dysfunction, pelvic floor dysfunction, bladder pain and recurrent urinary tract infections. Her interests include minimally-invasive surgery and resident education in vaginal surgical techniques. She leads Field-Specific Advising for 4th year students who are planning on pursuing residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology.

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  1. Wilson SB, Shaikh SP, Rosenkranz P, Rush I, Kandadai P, Wang DS, McAneny D. Multidisciplinary Project to Prevent Postoperative Urinary Tract Infection. J Am Coll Surg. 2022 Jun 01; 234(6):1101-1109.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35703805
  2. 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
  3. 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;
  4. 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;
  5. 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;
  6. 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;
  7. 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;
  8. 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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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

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.

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