Radhika Chigurupati, DMD, MS
Associate Professor
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

DMD, University of Pittsburgh
BDS, Goa Dental College and Hospital
MS, University of California San Francisco

Dr. Radhika Chigurupati is Associate Professor in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. She joined Boston University, Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine in March 2013 after spending 9 years at University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and one and half years at University of Maryland, Baltimore. During that time, she practiced at UCSF Moffitt Medical Center, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center.

Dr. Chigurupati specializes in surgical reconstruction of developmental and acquired jaw and facial deformities. Her primary focus in clinical practice is pediatric maxillofacial surgery. Her clinical expertise is surgical management of craniofacial growth disturbances, tooth eruption disturbances and jaw tumors in children. She also provides consultation for adults with sleep disorders/ obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), maxillofacial injuries, and pathology of the jaws and mouth. She works with her colleagues in other medical and dental specialties to provide interdisciplinary care for these patients. She and her surgery associates consult and provide surgical care for patients at Boston Medical Center and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.

Dr. Chigurupati completed her Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery training at University of Washington (UW), Seattle and subsequently a fellowship in Pediatric Maxillofacial Surgery at the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) in Melbourne, Australia. She has been an active member of the cleft and craniofacial teams at UW, UCSF and RCH. She is board certified in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.

Dr. Chigurupati also holds a master’s degree in Global Health Science from UCSF (2009). She has contributed to teaching and surgical activities in academic institutions in several developing countries (Peru, Guatemala, India). Her research interests include clinical informatics and telemedicine. Her current research focuses on identifying solutions for early diagnosis of oral cancer in resource-restricted settings.

Director of Research
Boston University Henry M. Goldman School of Dental Medicine
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery

Impact of MMA on Health-Related and Functional Outcome
04/30/2016 - 09/30/2016 (Subcontract PI)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center Oral & Max. Surg Fdn

Impact of MMA on Health-Related and Functional Outcomes
01/01/2014 - 04/29/2016 (Subcontract PI)
Vanderbilt University Oral & Max. Surg Fdn

Oncogrid: A m-Health approach for prevention and early diagnosis of oral cancer in rural south India
12/01/2012 - 10/31/2014 (PI)
McKesson Foundation


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  1. Dang RR, Noonan V, Chigurupati R, Henry A. Treatment of tophaceous pseudogout in the temporomandibular joint with resection and alloplastic reconstruction: a single-staged approach. Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2022 Sep; 26(3):505-509.View Related Profiles. PMID: 34596805
  2. Jalisi S, Chen AD, Gomez E, Chigurupati R, Cauley R, Olbricht S, Lee BT, Lin SJ. A Multidisciplinary Approach and Review of Safety Recommendations for Plastic Surgeons during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Are N95 Masks Enough? Plast Reconstr Surg. 2021 08 01; 148(2):467-474. PMID: 34398101; PMCID: PMC8312336; DOI: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000008177;
  3. Brar B, Bayoumy M, Salama A, Henry A, Chigurupati R. A survey assessing the early effects of COVID-19 pandemic on oral and maxillofacial surgery training programs. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol. 2021 01; 131(1):27-42.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32981871; PMCID: PMC7434462; DOI: 10.1016/j.oooo.2020.08.012;
  4. Chigurupati R, Panchal N, Henry AM, Batal H, Sethi A, D'innocenzo R, Mehra P, Krishnan DG, Roser SM. Considerations for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons in COVID-19 Era: Can We Sustain the Solutions to Keep Our Patients and Healthcare Personnel Safe? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2020 Aug; 78(8):1241-1256.View Related Profiles. PMID: 32479811; PMCID: PMC7246053; DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2020.05.027;
  5. Birur NP, Patrick S, Bajaj S, Raghavan S, Suresh A, Sunny SP, Chigurupati R, Wilder-Smith P, Gurushanth K, Gurudath S, Rao P, Kuriakose MA. A Novel Mobile Health Approach to Early Diagnosis of Oral Cancer. J Contemp Dent Pract. 2018 Sep 01; 19(9):1122-1128. PMID: 30287715; PMCID: PMC6455929
  6. Boyd SB, Chigurupati R, Cillo JE, Eskes G, Goodday R, Meisami T, Viozzi CF, Waite P, Wilson J. Maxillomandibular Advancement Improves Multiple Health-Related and Functional Outcomes in Patients With Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Multicenter Study. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2019 Feb; 77(2):352-370. PMID: 30081009
  7. Chigurupati R, Mehra P. Surgical Management of Idiopathic Condylar Resorption: Orthognathic Surgery Versus Temporomandibular Total Joint Replacement. Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am. 2018 Aug; 30(3):355-367.View Related Profiles. PMID: 30008344
  8. Mobini A, Mehra P, Chigurupati R. Postoperative Pain and Opioid Analgesic Requirements After Orthognathic Surgery. J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2018 11; 76(11):2285-2295.View Related Profiles. PMID: 29886112
  9. Mehra P, Nadershah M, Chigurupati R. Is Alloplastic Temporomandibular Joint Reconstruction a Viable Option in the Surgical Management of Adult Patients With Idiopathic Condylar Resorption? J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2016 Oct; 74(10):2044-54.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27186870; DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2016.04.012;
  10. Birur PN, Sunny SP, Jena S, Kandasarma U, Raghavan S, Ramaswamy B, Shanmugam SP, Patrick S, Kuriakose R, Mallaiah J, Suresh A, Chigurupati R, Desai R, Kuriakose MA. Mobile health application for remote oral cancer surveillance. J Am Dent Assoc. 2015 Dec; 146(12):886-94. PMID: 26610833; DOI: 10.1016/j.adaj.2015.05.020;
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