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Department Radiation Oncology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Brachytherapy
  • Clinical Trials
  • External Beam Radiotherapy
  • Fractionated Radiotherapy
  • Image-Guided Radiation Therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT)
  • MammoSite Radiation Therapy System
  • Partial Breast Irradiation
  • Prostate Brachytherapy
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiation Therapy in the Treatment of Breast Cancers
  • Radiotherapy
  • Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT)
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Bladder Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Dupuytren's Disease
  • Genitourinary Cancers
  • Penile Cancer
  • Plantar Fibroma
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Ureteral Cancer
  • Urethral Cancer
  • Urinary Cancer
  • Urothelial Cancer
View all 13 Specialties +


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About Rahul Tendulkar, MD

Dr. Rahul Tendulkar is an Associate Staff Physician in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center, and an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. 

Dr. Tendulkar completed his undergraduate degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Michigan and then attended the University of Michigan Medical School. He completed residency training in radiation oncology at Cleveland Clinic, where he served as Chief Resident. He joined the Cleveland Clinic faculty in 2008, and is board certified in radiation oncology by the American Board of Radiology. He currently serves as the Clinical Director and Residency Program Director for the Department of Radiation Oncology. 

His clinical interests are in the treatment of breast cancers and genitourinary cancers with radiation therapy, including cardiac-sparing breast radiation, accelerated partial breast irradiation, prone whole breast radiation, stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for prostate cancer, and prostate brachytherapy.

His areas of active research interest include the development of predictive models for outcomes in the treatment of high risk breast cancer and prostate cancer. Read about his latest research and insights on treatment innovations on ConsultQD. 

In addition, he has an interest in leadership development training and helped start the first formal leadership curriculum for radiation oncology residents in the nation at Cleveland Clinic.  

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Radiology - Radiation Oncology

Specialty Interests

Bladder cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, testicular cancer, brachytherapy, radiation therapy, cancer

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 2/2/2023, Dr. Tendulkar has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

213 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr gave thorough explanations

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Tendulkar was great. He discussed all of my treatment options. Told me about cure rates, side effects, ect. He did not push me to pick one treatment over another. I am anxious to begin my brachytherapy treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

I have recommended Dr Tendalkar to others, great doctor and human

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Tendulkar is great

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr was and is fantastic and caring

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr.Tendulkar is an excellent doctor and has a great staff

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Excellent Doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Tendulkar & his staff have been a joy to work with. I feel I'm getting the best care I could possibly receive.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. T is my hero - saved me with his skill and care from cancer!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Every person I spoke with was polite, kind, caring...just wonderful. Questions were answered, phone calls were answered without having to be on "hold" forever. Our experience with Cleveland Clinic, Dr Tendulkar & his staff was fabulous.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Treating me as a person needs an "excellent " tab for Dr. T

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar is always very professional and so easy to talk to. He is very knowledgeable and offers great advice.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

Doctor Tendulkar is terrific. Great bedside manner . Takes the time to explain everything and really puts you at ease. I have total confidence in him.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar is pleasant, knowledgeable, a good listener and excellent doctor. I am very satisfied with his care and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar was one of the nicest doctors to deal with. Along with Dr. Stein so far it's been very pleasurable. If you can say this about cancer

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr Tendulkar warmly greeted us and reviewed my test results. He showed me the photos in color of where my prostate cancer was located and explained what kind of radiation treatments I would receive. He gave us hope for my condition. I really appreciate his knowledgeable care and warm friendly demeanor.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar and his staff were very courteous and took the time to listen to my questions and concerns and thoroughly explained the options and his suggestions for my return to good health. I chose to drive a considerably longer distance because I felt like Dr. Tendulkar and his staff were the best in their profession.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar is the best. He is kind, compassionate, caring and professional. I am so grateful to have him as my provider.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr Tendulkar.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

I really liked DR. Tendulkar. In my review I gave all high marks because they were deserved, not just to fill in the blanks

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

I can not say enough good things about Dr. Tendulkar. He has been my radiation oncologist since 2017. He is extremely knowledgeable, competent and caring. I always leave the appointment with him more positive than I was when we began!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar is an exceptional physician and we really appreciate his manner, clear explanations and flexibility with treatment

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar and his staff are amazing. Genuinely care about the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar among the most patient centered practitioners I have ever had. He listens, engages the patient and his relative and is unfailingly courteous. He is extremely knowledgable about the clinical literature and applies it to his recommendations. A fine person.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar is a very caring and compassionate person. He also listens and responds to his patients' concerns and anxieties.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Very pleased with the Cleveland Clinic and Dr Tendulkar and his staff.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Exceptional individual. His professionalism, his manner and communication skills are superb. The best physician experience I have ever had.

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

CC is by far the best provider I've ever had in healthcare

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Thank you Dr Tendulkar for the accurate treatment and your knowledge and expertise

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr Tendulkar is a kind, compassionate,caring and knowledgeable physician. I am blessed to have him on my CC care team.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. Tendulkar and everyone in the department are the best. I would recommend them to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

I absolutely love Dr. Tendulkar and his entire staff. He is obviously very competent but also approachable and caring. I wish that I could rate him higher than the scale allows.

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