Joseph G. Rajendran M.D.

Joseph G. Rajendran M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Oncology, Radiology & Imaging


Radiology and Imaging Services


English, Hindi, Tamil


Dr. Rajendran is a nuclear medicine physician and a professor of radiology. He specializes in various therapies using radiopharmaceuticals including radioimmunotherapy and radiation treatment planning using molecular imaging.

He completed his medical degree at Madurai Medical College and his residency at UW. He is board certified in nuclear medicine and nuclear cardiology.

He is a fellow of the American College of Nuclear Medicine and American Society of Nuclear Cardiology. He is an adjunct professor with the Department of Radiation Oncology. He is the director of diagnostic imaging and service line leader, and acting associate chief of staff for research and development at the VA Puget Sound Health Care System.

Patient Care Philosophy

As a physician provider, I take pride in and enjoy serving my patients through clinical care, education and research.

Personal Interests

Reading, photography and traveling.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Rajendran specializes in all aspects of nuclear medicine including radiopharmaceutical therapy and PET/CT and molecular imaging.

Teaching Interests

He gives lectures to residents and fellows in nuclear medicine, radiology, radiation oncology, otolaryngology and neuroradiology.

Research Interests

Radioimmunotherapy, dosimetry and molecular imaging with PET/CT including tumor hypoxia imaging.


Madurai Medical College (India)Medical education1973
Christian Medical CollegeResidencyRadiation Oncology/Nuclear Medicine
Christian Medical CollegeResidencyRadiation Oncology/Nuclear Medicine
Madurai Medical College (India)Internship
UW - Dept. of Radiation OncologyFellowshipRadiation Oncology/Nuclear Medicine
UW - Nuclear MedicineResidencyNuclear Medicine


Board Certifications

Certification Board of Nuclear CardiologyNuclear Cardiology1998
American Board of Nuclear MedicineNuclear Medicine1997
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