Rajiv Chandawarkar

Rajiv Chandawarkar, MBBS

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician
4.7 out of 5
  • 106 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 34 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a plastic surgeon, I provide microsurgical solutions for patients with a variety of complex defects, as well as a fair amount of cosmetic surgery. As the director of Ohio State’s Limb Preservation Program, I work to prevent amputations in patients who have severe wounds on their extremities. I also perform cancer reconstruction surgery for patients with breast cancer, head and neck cancer and cancer in their limbs.

I don’t see myself as just a service provider. My goal is to make sure that I connect with my patients on a deeper level while providing their healthcare needs.

The most rewarding part about my job is that I am able to make a difference in people’s lives. With all of the rules, regulations and paperwork that come with being a physician, it’s the opportunity to connect with my patients that makes me want to get up each morning and come to work.
  • Member of the Association of Academic Surgeons, Plastic Surgery Research Council, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society of Reconstructive Microsurgery
  • Received the NEOUCOM Department of Surgery Research Award, 1999
  • Received the John P. Minton Oncology Award, American College of Surgeons, 2000
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2016–2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Burns
  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Breast Implants
  • Abdominoplasty
  • Lipectomy
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Mammaplasty
  • Skin Cancers
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
1/1/0001 - 9/1/2016

Medical School

Bombay University Medical School, Bombay,
7/1/1981 - 1/18/1988


Seth G.S. Medical College and Kem Hospital, Mumbai, Maharashtra,

7/1/1985 - 6/30/1988


Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai India,

7/1/1988 - 6/30/1992


Tata Memorial Hospital, Parel, Mumbai India,

7/1/1992 - 6/30/1993

Research Fellowship

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

10/1/1993 - 6/30/1994

Research Fellowship

Fordham University, Bronx, NY

7/1/1995 - 6/30/1997


Akron General Medical Center, Akron, OH

7/1/1997 - 6/30/2000


Summa Health Care System, Akron, OH

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002


MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003

Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

Academic Information

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

106 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

    He was nice (caring).

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

    Care provider was very in tuned with what I was saying, asked the appropriate questions and followed up with everything we discussed. Excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2020


  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

    Liked how we instantly started talking options, surgical options.

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

    Made the conversation feel very comfortable and at the same time serious, answered all of my questions and was very helpful.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

    He was understanding and to the point & explained everything to our understanding.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2019

    Very helpful.

  • Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

    The most positive doctor I have ever met & reassurance that he could help me & work with my surgeon.

  • Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

    I've worked with many different physicians in many speciality areas I also have been a pt. Of several physicians in many special areas DR. CHANDAWARKAR is wonderful! Friendly, professionally funny when appropriate. He gives me hope for a good, outcome a my present health problem that I will be OK. I wish all doctors could be like him. He is a rare breed. I'm blessed to have found him for my cares. If I wasn't such an old (72) grumpy woman & he wasn't married. I would propose!!! Just kidding. But he is GREAT!!!!

  • Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

    Dr. Chandawarkar is superb!

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Chandawarkar has reported no relationships with companies or entities.