Rajiv Chandawarkar

Rajiv Chandawarkar, MBBS

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Clinical Professor of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Accepting new patients
4.4 out of 5
  • 49 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 18 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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,” 2016-2022

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Musculoskeletal Diseases
  • Surgery, Plastic
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures
  • Microsurgery
  • Breast Cancer
  • Wounds and Injuries
  • Cosmetic Techniques
  • Breast Implants
  • Lipectomy
  • Botulinum Toxins
  • Mammaplasty
  • Skin Cancers
  • Dermatologic Surgical Procedures
  • Wound Healing

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

My Videos

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.

49 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.4 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.4 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.4 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.0 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.4 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

    Funny, professional

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2022

    Somewhat good

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2022

    While I didn't receive the decision I wanted, I still respect the Doctor for being honest and caring enough to tell me the risks.

  • Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

    Dr. Chandawarkar was incredibly thoughtful, confident, & kind. He took his time answering my questions and his confidence & kindness made me less worried about my procedure.

  • Reviewed on May 14, 2022

    Excellent and informative

  • Reviewed on Apr 05, 2022


  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2022

    My care provider throughly explained everything and eased my anxieties.

  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    Mr. C. has excellent NURSES and assistants!

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Chandawarkar has reported no relationships with companies or entities.