• At A Glance
  • Education & Publications
  • Insurance
  • Bio

    Dr. Pawar has been on staff at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center since 2011 as an Attending Neuroradiologist, and Partner within Imaging Consultants of Essex (ICE) since 2017. In April 2019, he was appointed Secretary of ICE under the direction of Dr. Alan Garten (Chairman) and Dr. Neil McCarthy (President). Dr. Pawar has earned dual board certification from the American Board of Radiology: Diagnostic Radiology & Neuroradiology (CAQ). Dr. Pawar has been selected to list of "Millburn-Short Hills Super Doctors" for 2017 & 2018. Super Doctors identifies top doctors as selected by their peers and the independent research of MSP Communications.

    Prior to joining Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, he completed his Fellowship in Neuroradiology at New York University Medical Center in 2011, where he conducted translational physics research. His research at NYU focused on using novel MR diffusion sequences to diagnose normal pressure hydrocephalus in the elderly, for which he was honored by the American Society of Neuroradiology. In 2005, Dr. Pawar received his M.D. from the Boston University School of Medicine, subsequently completing his residency at UMDNJ, New Jersey Medical School from 2006-2010. Prior to residency, he completed of year of Internal Medicine at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island. In the fall of 2012, he was appointed Clinical Assistant Professor within the Rutgers Biomedical & Health Sciences Division. Since 2011, Dr. Pawar has been an active member of the Amato Center for Plastic, Reconstructive & Maxillofacial Surgery. 

    With respect to research, Dr. Pawar had been awarded the Barnabas Health Harvey Nussbaum Research Grant (2013). He has published and presented a substantial amount of research in both peer-reviewed literature and national/international conferences. Dr. Pawar served as a contributing author for the textbook, The Teaching Files: Brain & Spine Imaging (Elsevier: Fatterpekar, Naidich & Som) published in 2011.

    Presently, he is a member of the editorial board for Radiology Today magazine. In 2010, while a Fellow at NYU Medical Center, Dr. Pawar founded the academic section within Radiology Today titled “On The Case”, serving as Senior Editor of this monthly series until 2017. From 2009-2010, Dr. Pawar had been a Faculty Reviewer for Oakstone Medical Publishing.

    Dr. Pawar places emphasis on teaching and medical education — he earned the Golden Apple Excellence in Teaching Award for two consecutive years (2012, 2013). From 2015-2018, Dr. Pawar served as Director of the medical student elective in Diagnostic Radiology. 

    Personal academic interests include characterization of brain tumors using advanced MR imaging techniques (e.g. MRI Perfusion/Spectroscopy) and playing a role in the diagnosis/management of certain ENT disorders (e.g. head & neck cancer).

    Complimenting his career practicing medicine, Dr. Pawar is an active tennis player/enthusiast. He earned regional and sectional rankings through the USTA across multiple age divisions during the 1990s (reaching a high of #94 in the Eastern Section, Boys' 18s Division) and captured All-Area/All-Conference titles for his Varsity tennis team in 1996/1997. Dr. Pawar is a PTR-certified Professional Tennis Coach — the highest level of certification through the Professional Tennis Registry. PTR Professionals have successfully completed all sections of PTR's certification testing with a grade of Professional on all sections, are NTRP 4.5+ players, and have years of experience coaching tennis. Blending his passion for medicine and sport, Dr. Pawar was chosen to be a member of the SBMC Sports Medicine Leadership Committee in 2018 by Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Bruce Schonbraun. In June 2018, the RWJ Barnabas Health flagship hospital announced a new partnership with Centercourt Club & Sports in which Dr. Pawar is actively engaged. Dr. Rahul Pawar and his wife, Dr. Kimmerle Pawar (SBMC Emergency Department) were Associate Sponsors of the 2018 "Men's Professional Tennis Shootout" -- a $50K event hosted by Centercourt of which Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center was the Title Sponsor.
    As a physician, and member of the Board of Trustees of Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, to provide highly specialized, compassionate healthcare to our wonderful community.

    Related Articles
    Clinical Interests



    Diagnostic MRI methods -MRI -MR spectroscopy (MRS) -MR angiography (MRA) -Perfusion and diffusion techniques -Contrast-enhanced techniques +CT methods −CT angiography (CTA) − Perfusion techniques − Contrast-enhanced techniques


    Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology, which focuses on the diagnosis of abnormalities of the brain, spine, and head and neck. Neuroradiologists interpret x-rays, magnetic resonance images (MRI), and computed tomography (CT) scans of the brain, spine and spinal cord, face and neck, and peripheral nerves. They also perform angiographic studies of the brain and spine and interpret the findings.

  • Medical School

    Boston University School of Medicine


    UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School


    New York University Langone Medical Center

    Medical School

    Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA, 2005


    North Shore University Hospital, Long Island, NY, 2006


    University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Newark, NJ, 2010


    New York University Medical Center, New York, NY, 2011

    Title:Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging in Hydrocephalus

    Serulle Y, Pawar RV, Eubig J, Fieremans E, Kong SE, George IC, Morley C, Babb JS, George AE

    Publisher:Magnetic Resonance Imaging
    Date:February 2015
    Title:Eosinophilic granuloma presenting as post-traumatic scalp hematoma with epidural hemorrhage
    Authors:RV Pawar, M Hagiwara, S Milla, J Wisoff, AE George
    Publisher:The Neuroradiology Journal
    Title:Recurrent multifocal castleman’s disease of the central nervous system: evaluation with dynamic susceptibility contrast perfusion magnetic resonance imaging
    Authors:RV Pawar, GM Fatterpekar, D Zagzag, EC Parker, A Narayana
    Publisher:Clinical Neuroradiology
    Title:The Blood Oxygen Level-Dependent Functional MR Imaging Signal Can Be Used to Identify Brain Tumors and Distinguish Them from Normal Tissue
    Authors:SC Feldman, D. Chu , M. Schulder, R. Pawar, M. Barry, E.-S. Cho, WC Liu
    Publisher:American Journal of Neuroradiology
    Title:Traumatic sternal segment dislocation in a 19-month old
    Authors:Pawar RV, Blacksin M
    Publisher:Emergency Radiology
    Date:Nov 2007
    Title:U-clip anastomoses in coronary artery bypass grafting: initial clinical experience
    Authors:Shemin RJ, Shapira OM, Pawar RV, Bao Y, Sayeed-Shah U, Lazar HL
    Publisher:Heart Surgery Forum
  • Insurance

    Accepted Health Plan information is only as accurate as the most current information submitted. Prior to your appointment, it is advisable to verify with a physician office that they are still a participating provider.

    • Blue Cross/Blue Shield NJ
    • Qualcare