Dr. James P. Bonaparte | Dr. James P. Bonaparte
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About Dr James P. Bonaparte

Dr James P. Bonaparte, MD, MSc, FRCSC is a Facial Cosmetic Surgeon and a Head and Neck Surgeon who has received a number of awards and recognitions for both his surgical skills as well as his academic achievements. He is a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and has completed a prestigious fellowship with the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.


Dr James P. Bonaparte has trained and worked with some of the most accomplished Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in North America. He completed a fellowship specializing in Facial Plastic and Reconstructive surgery with one of only two approved fellowships in Canada by the prestigious American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During this time, he worked with one of the top Facial Plastic Surgeons in North America, Dr David Ellis. Dr Bonaparte also has had the opportunity to train with some of the top Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons in North America. He was fortunate to have work with Dr Peter Adamson, considered one of the top Rhinoplasty surgeons in the world. Dr Bonaparte has also worked with Dr Jeffrey Spiegel of Boston, an expert in facial reconstructive as well as Dr Edwin Williams III, one of North America’s top facelift surgeons.


Dr James P. Bonaparte is considered an expert in the use of Botox, having performed some of the highest quality research in the world on the topic. He is an expert in Rhinoplasty surgery, Face Lifts, Neck Lifts, Eyebrow and Forehead Lifts, Scar Revisions, Ear Surgery as well as many other aspects of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As an Otolaryngologist – Head and Neck Surgeon, Dr James P. Bonaparte’s training and experience has focused solely on the Face and the Head and Neck. As a result of this, patients can expect a very specialized, inclusive and holistic approach to their surgery. Dr James P. Bonaparte understands that not only do you want to look your best, but you want to feel and function at your best.


As an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Ottawa, Dr James P. Bonaparte is responsible for teaching and training Head and Neck Surgery and Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery to surgical residents and medical students in Ottawa. He has been invited to teach and present research findings at both national and international meetings. He is considered an expert in issues regarding facial plastic and reconstructive surgery and is thus responsible for reviewing other surgeons’ articles for the Journal of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The Cleveland Clinic Medical Journal. Dr James P. Bonaparte has been featured as an expert in Facial Plastics and Reconstructive surgery in articles for both the CBC and The Ottawa Citizen.

Research and Awards

Dr James P. Bonaparte has quickly become a respected researcher in the field of facial plastic surgery, cosmetic facial surgeon and Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. He has won numerous international research awards including the prestigious John Orlando Roe Award in 2014. This award is given yearly by the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery to the surgical fellow who produces the top facial plastic surgery research paper. In 2013, he was awarded the Kris Conrad Merit Award given yearly by the University of Toronto to a young Facial Plastic Surgeon who distinguishes themselves by achieving the highest level of expertise in the performance of facial plastic and reconstructive surgery. Dr James P. Bonaparte was very grateful and humbled by both these awards.

In 2010, he was awarded the prestigious Poliquin Resident Research Award given to the Canadian Head and Neck Surgical resident who produces the top research paper in Canada. Dr James P. Bonaparte’s achievements date back to 2000 when we was awarded the prestigious Rehabilitation and Engineering Society of North America’s Research and Design Competition award in Orlando, Florida. Dr James P. Bonaparte prides himself on producing cutting edge and high quality research. He believes that conducting this research allows him to both advance the field of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and to ensure he stays current and a part of a quickly advancing and ever evolving field.

Background and Interests

On a more personal level, Dr James P. Bonaparte is originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Dr James P. Bonaparte prides himself on friendly, honest and professional interactions with all of his patients. Being a Cape Bretoner, he understands the value of hard work as well as value in services. Dr James P. Bonaparte grew up in a working class family as his father was a steelworker and his mother worked her way up from being a clerk at a bank to an executive. He learned a lot from his parents and continues to rely on the skills and work ethic they instilled in him. Dr James P. Bonaparte will do what he can to ensure you get the most value out of any service you require at our clinic. He continues to embrace the good natured and friendly attitudes he encountered while growing up in the Maritimes and believes in treating all of his patients this way. As they say, you can take the person out of the Maritimes, but you can’t take the Maritimes out of the person.

Dr James P. Bonaparte is also an accomplished musician and artist. He believes that a mind and talent for art is a requirement for cosmetic facial surgery, both from a technical point of view as well as an aesthetic point of view. In the past he has performed and recorded with many musicians, some who have gone on to achieve national and international recognition and awards. In his spare time, he continues to perform music and is working part time on a music program in Jazz Guitar from Berkley Collage of Music. In addition to his music, he has been fortunate to have had some of his photography published online and in books. His skill for the arts is one of the many reasons why Dr James P. Bonaparte continues to be a talented surgeon.

Patient-Centered Care

Dr James P. Bonaparte believes in a new style of Cosmetic Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, a Patient Centered approach. This style of medicine is very different than that which was promoted in the past. Dr James P. Bonaparte believes that the best results are achieved when the patient and doctor work together, making sure communication is always open and clear. Patient centered care also ensures that personal and cultural sensitivities are always respected. Consultation

Please book a consultation with Dr James P. Bonaparte at Ottawa Derm & Surgery Centre to discuss any issue you may have. For more information call us at 613.369.8369 or email us at surgery@ottawadermcentre.com.

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