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Soumya Padala, DDS, MS

RUSH University Medical Group
Clinical Area:
Plastic Surgery Services; LGBTQ+ Care
Specialty: Orthodontics
English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu

About Me

Soumya Padala, BDS, MDS, MS, sees herself as a smile architect. 

She offers orthodontic care for everyone from newborns to senior citizens. Treatments range from modifying growth of the tooth-bearing portions of the jaws to aligning teeth and improving smile aesthetics and function. In addition to her work with RUSH Cosmetic Surgery, she’s also the lead orthodontist in the RUSH Orthodontics and Craniofacial Center. 

As an orthodontist, Padala likes making tangible changes in her patients’ lives by making visible changes in their smiles. She knows some patients might be fearful of going to see an orthodontist, but she assures them that she’s all about smiles — not pain. And she’s also all about education. As an educator and clinician, she loves explaining and answering any questions a patient might have. 

Padala prides herself on spending plenty of time with each patient, forming good relationships and paying close attention to detail, always with the goal of providing the highest-quality care. Her peers and students vouch for her sincerity and her effort to deliver the best results without any shortcuts. 

She’scurrently working on research related to the quality of orthodontic education, and developing treatment guidelines to make sure patients receive quality orthodontic treatment nationwide. Her work has been published extensively.She’s also a reviewer for many journals and is on the editorial board of an orthodontic journal.  

Outside of work, Padala loves Bollywood dancing and watching Bollywood movies. She also enjoys attending Scripture study clubs and listening to gospel music.



Locations & Appointments

Primary location
RUSH Craniofacial Center
RUSH Craniofacial Center
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 425
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 563-3000
(312) 563-2514
RUSH Orthodontics and Dental Sleep
RUSH Orthodontics and Dental Sleep
1725 W Harrison St
Professional Building
Suite 425
Chicago, IL, 60612

(312) 563-3000
(312) 563-2514




Education and Training

University of Connecticut Health Center - Orthodontics
Ohio State University College of Dentistry

Clinical Expertise

Gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender (LGBTQ) health
Gender affirmation surgery

Academics & Publications

In addition to providing patient care, many of our clinicians have faculty appointments at RUSH University and perform clinical, basic science and community-based research. Our education and research endeavors are dedicated to enhancing excellence in patient care — now and in the future.

Assistant Professor


Aetna Better Health-Medicaid
Aetna PPO Exchange
Affiliated Physician Group
Ambetter of Illinois
Beech Street
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield Medicare Advantage PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Community Medicaid (FHP & ICP)
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Com
Chicago Health System(MacNeal Health Provider) Gov
Cigna HMO One Health
Cigna Medicare Advantage
Community Healthcare Partners, LLC
Devoted Health
Dolton Medical Clinic
Dreyer Medical Clinic
Dupage Medical Group
ElmCare, LLC
Essential Health Partners
Fox Valley Medicine, Ltd.
Health Care's Finest Network (HFN)
Hinsdale Physician Group
Humana Medicare Advantage
Humana Medicare-Medicaid Alignment Initiative
Ingalls Provider Group
Little Company of Mary Health Providers
Meridian Complete (MMAI)
Meridian Health Plan
Molina Dual Options
Molina Healthcare of Illinois
Molina Healthcare of Illinois, Inc Marketplace
NorthShore Physician Associates, Inc
Northwest Community Health Partners
Northwest Suburban IPA
Physician Care Network
Preferred Plan (Healthsmart)
Progress Health
Pronger-Smith Medical Care
Silver Cross Managed Care Organization
Specialty Physicians of Illinois
Swedish Covenant Physician Partners
USA Managed Care Organization
Union Health Services
United Healthcare Medicare Advantage
University of Illinois at Chicago
WellCare Medicare Advantage
Zing Health

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