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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)
  • 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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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

See publications for Rahul Tendulkar, MD.

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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 9/12/2022, 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

106 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 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr Tendulkar very caring and answered all my questions. Explained treatment options.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

There were some complex things to understand. The doctor took the time to explain carefully and make sure that the information was understood and retained. The explanation was reinforced with a computer presentation and take-home materials. I'm able to discuss this in a meaningful way with my other specialists and make an informed decision.

Reviewed on May 26, 2022

Dr Tendulkar exceptional in all respects.

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

We live in Indiana, Dr. Tendulkar's flexibility enabled us to combine this follow up visit with the procedure appointment the day before on the same trip. We appreciated this!

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr. Tendulkar and his team were very helpful and informative throughout the process from initial visit (by telecare) through decision-making and completion of brachytherapy procedure. I am very happy with our entire experience!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

Dr Tendulkars staff was excellent. Efficient knowledgeable and very caring. They made extra effort to help getting my local slides imaging and dr notes to your doctors on a short time period

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr.tendulkar very knowledgeable, informative, considerate.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Excellent staff and leader. A very positive environment, friendly and helpful. Dr. Tendulkar is personable, knowledgeable and can meet the needs of his patients. Their group is the best medical group that I have experienced.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2022

I really like my doctors they put me at ease

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Tendulkar and his staff are amazing!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dr Tendulkar. He helped me with difficult decisions

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

I was extremely impressed by how well both Dr. Winter (resident) and Dr. Tendulkar listened. Kudos to Dr. Winter for responding favorably to my rejection of the "cancer" label for DCIS.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021

Dr Tendulkar is the way he discusses every option and always puts our minds at ease. I highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr. Tendulkar reviewed my medical history thoroughly, explained treatment options, and developed a plan for treatment. He was friendly, caring and interested in me as a person.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Doctor/Host paid attention to my issues and provided helpful information and followup request.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Doctor was very impressive. It was a very good experience.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Doctor Tendulkar was very supportive and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr. Tendulkar far surpassed any of the Doctors that we dealt with at University of Michigan Rogell Cancer Center and Henry Ford Hospital.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

Dr. Tendulkar spent a considerable amount of time talking to me about my cancer and treatment options. He was kind and courteous and definitely was concerned about my health.

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