A native of Illinois, Dr. Ma graduated from Cornell University with a B.A. in Biology and a concentration in Neurobiology. Following his graduation, he taught English in Kyoto, Japan for a year before moving to the Boston Metropolitan area where he performed research in the area of childhood allergies. As a research scientist at Massachusetts General Hospital for nearly five years, Dr. Ma studied the changes in the cellular response to the peanut allergen in pediatric patients who were undergoing oral immunotherapy for peanut allergy.
After his time as a researcher, Dr. Ma continued his academic journey at the Columbia University College of Dental Medicine where he obtained his D.D.S. degree and subsequently, at Harvard School of Dental Medicine where he obtained his specialty training in Orthodontics while receiving his MMSc degree.
Dr. Ma, his wife, and their two children reside in Cambridge, MA.
Dr. Ma is the orthodontist serving our patients in our Westford office on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.