Tanuja Bhandari

Tanuja A. Bhandari, M.D.

  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Oncologist

Tanuja A. Bhandari, M.D.

Clinical Specialties
  • Radiation Oncology
Areas of Expertise
  • Intraoperative Radiation Therapy
Tanuja Bhandari, M.D., brings nearly two decades of radiation oncology experience to City of Hope. Patients praise her skill, as well as her “kind, empathetic bedside manner.”

Dr. Bhandari is well-versed in Brachytherapy, IMRT and Intraoperative Radiation Therapy (IORT). This method employs a one-time radiation treatment during breast cancer surgery, eliminating the need for weeks of follow-up treatments.

Dr. Bhandari received her medical degree from American University in Coral Gables, Florida. She continued her training at Allegheny General Hospital, an affiliate hospital of Drexel University which serves as the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project (NSABP) headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Prior to her training at Allegheny General Hospital, Dr. Bhandari completed an internship in internal medicine at the Greater Baltimore Medical Center, an affiliate hospital of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore.
  • 2018 - present, Radiation Oncologist and Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
  • 2012 - present, Radiation Oncologist, St. Joseph Hospital of Orange, Orange, CA
  • 2007 - 2012, Radiation Oncologist, Vantage Radiation Oncology Center Riverside, Riverside, CA
  • 2007 - 2012, Radiation Oncologist, Vantage Radiation Oncology Center San Bernardino, San Bernardino, CA
Affliate Location
St. Joseph Hospital of Orange
The Center for Cancer Prevention & Treatment
1010 W. La Veta Ave.
Orange, CA 92868


  • 2001, M.D., American University, Coral Gables, FL
  • 1996, B.S. Biology, University of California at Irvine, Irvine, CA


  • 2003-2007, Chief Resident Radiation Oncology, Allegheny General Hospital, Affiliate Hospital of Drexel University, National Surgical Adjuvant Breast & Bowel Project Headquarters, Pittsburgh, PA
  • 2001-2003, Resident Internal Medicine, Greater Baltimore Medical Center, Affiliate Hospital of Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD


  • 1999, Intern, American Cancer Society, Norwalk, CA
  • 2007, American Board of Radiology, Clinical Oncology
  • 2006, American Board of Radiology, Physics and Radiobiology
T. Bhandari, M.D., A prospective phase I comparison of toxicity and cosmesis outcomes of single-fraction IORT and hypofractionated radiotherapy with IORT boost in early-stage breast cancer. Brachytherapy 2017 Nov - Dec;16(6):1232-1238.

M. Trombetta, M.D., T. Julian, M.D., T. Bhandari, M.D., E. Day Werts, Ph.D, D.S. Parda M.D., Breast conservation surgery and interstitial brachytherapy in the management of locally recurrent carcinoma of the breast: the Allegheny General Hospital experience. Brachytherapy, 2008 Jan-Mar;7(1):29-36.
Bhandari T, Parda D, Le V, Miften  M, Medich D. J Celebrezze, M.D., S Beck, M.D., Y. Arshoun, M.D., A. Colonias, M.D., J. Betler, M.D., E. Werts, Ph.D, Hypofractionated Pelvic-Inguinal IMRT for Colorectal and Anal Carcinoma. Oral Presentation 2006 Joint Scientific Meeting of the Pennsylvania Society of Oncology & Hematology and the Keystone Chapter of the American College of Surgeons, 2nd Place, Nov 3-4, 2006, King of Prussia, PA

Bhandari T, Curtis D, Rosenthal L. A Case of Acute Liver Failure-Budd Chiari Syndrome. American College of Physicians-ASIM Maryland Chapter Volume 20: pp71, 2003.

Bhandari T, Porterfield J. Pulmonary Hypertension. American College of Physicians-ASIM, 2002.

Bhandari T, Wolf J. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease. American College of ASIM, 2002.

Bhandari T, Marshall JF, Vargo JM. “The Role of G-Proteins in Behavioral Recovery from Sensory Neglect Produced by Prefrontal Cortical Injury” Journal of Undergraduate Research Irvine, CA 1996 p3 99-404.
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