UW School of Dentistry


Srinivasa Rama Chandra , MD, BDS, FDSRCS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery




Dr. Srinivasa Rama Chandra is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery. He is an attending surgeon at Harborview Medical Center, UW Medical Center, and Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. He holds a Washington state physician and surgeon license.

Prior to joining UW, Dr. Chandra completed a Head & Neck Oncologic Surgery & Microvascular Fellowship at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. His fellowship provided intensive training in all aspects of head and neck surgery, including oral cancer, severe facial trauma reconstruction, airway, thyroid, parathyroid, and skull based surgery. He is proficient in a full spectrum of harvest and microvascular reconstruction. Dr. Chandra holds a post-doctorate diploma from the Royal College of Surgeons of England with extensive training received in various maxillofacial units in U.S., England and India. He holds a medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine and a dental degree from Manipal University.

He has presented in multiple international conferences and operated in Maxillofacial surgical units and Facial cleft surgery centers. He has held teaching positions across three continents. He serves on the editorial review committee of The Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery and Indian Journal of Maxillofacial Surgery. He has contributed multiple chapters to current textbooks and mentored many peers and students through medical school and residency.


  • Medical School –St George’s University School of Medicine 2008
  • Dental School –Manipal University 1995
  • Post Graduate Fellowship-Royal College of Surgeons of England- 2000

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship- Emory University School of Medicine 2009
  • Residency – General Surgery, Dept of Surgery, Emory University School of Medicine 2012
  • Chief Resident- Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska, 2013
  • Fellowship-Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery & Microvascular Reconstruction, University of Florida College of Medicine- Jacksonville, 2014


  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Harbor View Medical Center
  • Seattle Cancer Care Alliance


  • State of Washington
  • State of California
  • State of Florida

Surgical Expertise

  • Reconstructive Microvascular Surgery
  • Head and Neck Cancer Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Oral & Cranio Maxillofacial Trauma
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

Clinical Interests

  • Head and Neck Oncology
  • Microvascular Reconstructive Surgery
  • Vascular Lesions
  • Craniofacial Trauma
  • Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Cleft Surgery

 Research Interests

  • Mutational Data of Odontogenic Tumors
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Biomaterials in Reconstruction
  • Outcomes in Oncology, Critical Care and Reconstruction
  • Epidemiology of disease

 Professional Membership

  • International Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Association of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgeons



  1. Complex Tracheal Surgical Interventions and Innovations S. Rama Chandra MD, BDS, FDS ; Phillip Pirgousis DMD, MD ; Rui P. Fernandes DMD, MD  AAAOMS Sep 9th 2014 Annual meeting
  2. Alveolar cleft closure with reinforcement from cyanoacrylate to the mucosal closure and cortical strut interposition in 28 patients and evaluation by CBCT
    S. Rama Chandra, K. Howard, J. Miller, V. Desa; International Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Volume 42, Issue 10, October 2013, Pages 1202–1203
  3. Rare metastatic neuroendocrine tumor presenting as a complaint of poorly fitting denture S. Rama Chandra, MD, BDS, FDS, D. Reid, MD, DMD, V. Desa, MD, DDS, L. Davis, MD, DDS, FACS Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology Volume 115, Issue 6 Page e2, June 2013
  4. Surgical Classification of Arterio-Venous Malformations of Head Neck based on anatomy and surgical approach- a 115 case experience for AHNS annual tri conference Apr 2011
  5. Kinsella C., Kapos T., Rama Chandra S., Curry B., Loukas M.. The arterial supply of the mandible with special regard to implant placement. Clinical Anatomy. 2006 Oct; 19(2006): 755.
  6.  Rama Chandra S., Lee R., Bailey B.M.W.. Synovial Sarcoma of the Palate-Case report and review of literature. International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery. 2005 Oct; 34(0.37.5): 71


  1. Roser SM, Rama Chandra S., Blair H, Grist W, Carlson GW, Christensen AM, Weimer KA, Steed MB. The accuracy of virtual surgical planning in free fibula mandibular reconstruction: comparison of planned and final result.  J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2010 Nov;68(11):2824-32. PMID:20828910
  2. Loukas M, Kinsella CR Jr, Kapos T, Tubbs RS, Rama Chandra S. Anatomical variation in arterial supply of the mandible with special regard to implant placement. Int J Oral Maxillofac Surg. 2008 Apr; 37(4):367-71. Epub 2008 Feb 11. PMID: 18262766
  3. Rajagopala SV, Goll J, Gowda ND, Sunil KC, Titz B, Mukherjee A, Mary SS, Raviswaran N, Poojari CS, Rama Chandra S., Shtivelband S, Blazie SM, Hofmann J, Uetz P. (2008, September 11). MPI-LIT: A literature-curated dataset of microbial binary protein-protein interactions.Bioinformatics, Oxford Journals 2008 Nov; 24(22): 2622-2627. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 18786976

Book Chapters

  1. Head and Neck Cancer, The ADA Practical Guide Series Patients with Medical Conditions, Wiley Blackwell
    First & Second Edition
  2. Abdominal Trauma, Oral & Maxillofacial Trauma, 4th Edition by Fonseca, Elsevier Publications


Keith L.Moore & T.V. N. Persaud. (2008).Thyroglossal Cyst [Monograph]. The Developing Human: Clinically Oriented Embryology, Chapter 8(175).