Rajiv Chandawarkar

Rajiv Chandawarkar, MBBS, MBA

  • Plastic Surgery

Appointments: (614) 293-8566

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,” 2016–2018

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

EastHospital East Hospital

East Hospital

181 Taylor Avenue Columbus, OH 43203

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degree

Bombay University Medical School


General Surgery
Tata Memorial Hospital
7/1/1988 - 6/30/1992

General Surgery
Akron General Medical Center
7/1/1997 - 6/30/2000

Plastic Surgery
Summa Health Care System
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002

Seth G.S. Medical College and Kem Hospital
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1988


Surgical Oncology
Tata Memorial Hospital
7/1/1992 - 6/30/1993

Reconstructive Surgery
MD Anderson Cancer Center
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2003

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Board Certification

American Board of Plastic Surgery

My Department

Plastic Surgery

My Division

Plastic Surgery


75 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 01, 2019

Wonderful dr. pleasant/kind.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

He was great!

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2019


Reviewed on Mar 07, 2019

Dr. Chandawarkar has been a great care provider. He is friendly and courteous.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019

Services was excellent. Friendly atmosphere.

Reviewed on Jan 04, 2019

Very good doctor, but because of this, treatment had to be put off to often. I believe to many irons in the fire, but when he cares for you, he is a caring and brilliant surgeon.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Very skilled, competent & caring. Gave clear instructions for skin graft areas and included them in writing.

Reviewed on Sep 08, 2018

Excellent bed-side manor. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Very concerned about my case.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Particularly as I was put in his schedule for the day due to a physician referral. I appreciated the amount of time Dr. Chandawarkar spent with me discussing my upcoming procedure. He seems knowledgeable and skilled in this area. He also was very personable and put me at ease.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Chandawarkar has reported no relationships with companies or entities.