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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.5571
Desk:
216.445.9869
Fax:
216.445.1068
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)
  • Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy
View all 17 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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Biography

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

Appointed
2008

Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI USA
2003

Certifications

  • 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

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 8/14/2020, Dr. Tendulkar has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tendulkar receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Varian Medical Systems

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

85 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr Tendulkar is an amazing Physician, very bright, knowledgeable, attentive, kind and precise. we always feel better after talking to him.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Tendulkar has an outstanding ability to always make me feel that he is protecting me while also helping me to understand the realities I face. Outstanding in every way.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

When not necessary for doctor to have hands on patient, this video visit is as good as a personal visit with Dr. Tandulkar.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

The respect and courtesy that was shown to me by my doctor was excellent. We openly discussed my treatments about the risks and benefits and what my expectations might be. I felt great confidence with my doctor and patient relationship.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

provider communicated in clear easy to understand language

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Tendulkar is a skilled physician with excellent interpersonal skills.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I was very comfortable to talking to the Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr tendalkur has alway been a very exceptional Dr to me!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr s staff was excellent we had a situation where the blood work results didn't come back soon enough and she was gracious in working in another appointment after we had results.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr Tendulkar was on time. he was congenial, as he always is. he and the Resident were thorough, professional and concerned with my health and well being.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Always outstanding with Dr. Tendlkar

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

Dr Tendulkar is extremely professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

my experience was outstanding to say the least. Dr Tendulcar Came into my room before the procedure and explained in detail what was to occur I was very well informed he answered all my questions which made the whole procedure much less stressful. His bedside manner Reinforced my confidence that I was in the best place for my condition to be treated.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

my doctor is the best at explaining everything

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