Dr. Bonaparte

Dr. Bonaparte, Cosmetic Surgeon

Dr. James P. Bonaparte

MD, MSc, FRCSC, Plastic Surgeon


Dr. Bonaparte, originally from Nova Scotia, completed his undergraduate and graduate degree in Kinesiology and Biomedical Engineering at Dalhousie University. During this time he also worked as a full time musician and artist in Halifax. During his time in Halifax, he helped contribute to his community by volunteering as the President of the Nova Scotia Cerebral Palsy Sports Association, an organization responsible for sending athletes to the Paralympics games. Although he continued to remain passionate with music and art, in 2003 he decided to enter a career in medicine. After finishing his medical degree at Dalhousie University, he entered a five year residency training program in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Ottawa. During this time he was fortunate to be awarded the Poliquin Residents Research Award, given to the top resident researcher in Canada.

Dr. Bonaparte’s success in residency, as well as his talent in art, served him well as he was accepted in a prestigious fellowship at the University of Toronto. In 2012-2013 Dr Bonaparte completed this fellowship certified with the American Academy of Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery with Dr. David Ellis. He had a very successful year in Toronto and was privileged to be awarded the prestigious Kris Conrad Merit Award in Facial Plastic Surgery, a prize given annually to exceptional young surgeons who have distinguished themselves by achieving the highest level of expertise in the performance of facial plastic surgery.

Dr. Bonaparte’s time away from Ottawa made him appreciate it all the more and he decided to return full time joining the staff at Facial Surgery and Cosmetic Center of Ottawa. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Ottawa, Dr. Bonaparte continues to conduct cutting edge research and perform teaching duties to surgical residents.

Although he has achieved much in the academic world, Dr. Bonaparte prides himself on honest and constructive communication with patients. His primary goal is to ensure that all patients are informed of all their options and ensure that all their questions and concerns are answered.


Canadian Society of Otolaryngology

Canadian Medical Association

Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

American Academy of Facial Plastic Surgery

Canadian Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Ontario Medical Association


  • Surgical Fellowship (Facial Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery)  2012 – 2013
  • Residency Training 2007 -2012, Otolaryngology – University of Ottawa , Dept of Otolaryngology
  • Medicine 2003-2007 Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
  • Master of Science 1999 – 2002, Department of Health and Human Performance, Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS
  • BScK (Honours) 1995-1999, Department of Health and Human Performance Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS