Dr. Julia Hendrix Townsend, a Pasadena, California native, is a Board Certified Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon. She earned her undergraduate degree in Biology from the University of the Pacific and her Doctorate in Dental Surgery degree from the University of the Pacific in 1983. Following her DDS degree, she completed a General Practice Residency at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, DC, and then pursued her Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Residency in the United States Air Force at Travis Air Force Base, California. With 23 years of service in the United States Air Force and an additional three years as a surgeon at Kaiser Permanente, Santa Clara, Dr. Townsend's experience is both extensive and diverse. She is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery and a Fellow in the American and California Associations of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Throughout her career, Dr. Townsend has dedicated herself to various facets of the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery field, particularly excelling in Dentoalveolar Surgery, Dental Implants, Reconstructive Surgery, and the treatment of Oral Pathology. She remains committed to staying current with the latest advancements in the discipline, consistently surpassing California's continuing education requirements.
Teaching has always been a passion for Dr. Townsend. She held the position of Chairman of the Oral Surgery Department at David Grant Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, and instructed at the Air Force Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program. Additionally, she served as a Clinical Adjunct Professor at the University of the Pacific, Dugoni School of Dentistry, San Francisco. Her most recent teaching role was as a Clinical Instructor at Stanford School of Medicine in the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Beyond her professional pursuits, Dr. Townsend enjoys swimming, Pilates, vintage car shows, and motorcycling. In 1993, she married her husband, Randy, and together they have twin boys, Aaron Michael Townsend and Matthew Robb Townsend.
Dr. Julia Townsend
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon