Rajiv Chandawarkar

Rajiv Chandawarkar, MBBS

  • Plastic Surgery
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5
  • 43 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 14 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,” 2016–2019

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

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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.

43 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 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 Oct 07, 2021

    They listened & cares about me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

    Even the receptionist was helpful, knowledgeable kind, courteous and professional! Thank you for such a pleasant medical experience!

  • Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

    Dr. Chandwarkar is excellent caring compassionate & wonderful to deal with.

  • Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

    Very professional. I was a referral from my surgeon. Dr. Chandawarkar called him immediately following my appointment to discuss my case.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

    He's a sweetheart. Professional, direct & funny. My results of his skills are better than what I expected. Thank you!!

  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

    Dr. Chandawarkar and Allison Capek PA are always kind, never rushed, always listen, are well prepared, know my history and present a professional but still personable experience. I will highly recommend them.

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    Listened well; caring.

  • Reviewed on Jul 11, 2020

    He was very enjoyable to speak with. He made me feel very comfortable.

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2020

    The doctor was good at explaining things to me and showed concern about my condition.

  • Reviewed on Jul 04, 2020

    Dr. Chandawarkar is an amazing person. Made me feel very comfortable with a sensitive appointment.

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Chandawarkar has reported no relationships with companies or entities.