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Rahul Aggarwal


Developmental therapeutics specialist
Genitourinary oncologist
Cancer researcher and sports enthusiast

Dr. Rahul Aggarwal is a specialist in cancers of the genital and urinary organs. He cares for patients at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. He also serves as director of the UCSF STAND (Supportive Therapy in Androgen Deprivation) Clinic, which provides comprehensive care to men who are receiving androgen deprivation therapy, hormone therapy for prostate cancer.

As a member of the Developmental Therapeutics Genitourinary Cancer Program, Aggarwal enrolls patients with advanced solid tumor malignancies into early-phase clinical trials of novel targeted treatments. His research focuses on developing hormonal treatment strategies that reduce the toxicity of androgen deprivation therapy for men with advanced prostate cancer. He is also interested in developing new molecular imaging techniques that will help predict how advanced solid tumors will respond to treatment.

Aggarwal earned his medical degree from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. At UCSF, he completed an internship and residency in internal medicine, followed by a clinical fellowship in hematology and oncology.

Aggarwal has also been a research fellow in developmental therapeutics at Genentech. He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) and recipient of the ASCO/Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award.

  • Education

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, 2006

  • Residencies

    UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine, 2009

  • Fellowships

    UCSF Medical Center, Hematology/Oncology, 2013

  • Board Certifications

    Medical Oncology, American Board of Internal Medicine

    Hematology, American Board of Internal Medicine

  • Academic Title

    Associate Professor

It's an honor to help take care of people with cancer, and I strive each and every day to improve outcomes for our patients.

Where I see patients (4)

    My reviews


    Overall Experience
    421 Ratings
    About our process
    Dec 01, 2023
    The doctor that I deal with Was very very helpful and I hope to continue working with you guys
    Nov 27, 2023
    Very professional
    Nov 08, 2023
    I have a good friend ready to get treated by UCSF Urology Group right now - he is receiving World Class care and advice.
    Oct 24, 2023
    Oct 19, 2023
    The Doctor was wonderful. Easy to follow and answered all of our question.
    Oct 13, 2023
    I have the best team of doctors
    Sep 28, 2023
    I appreciate the respect and care Dr. Aggarwal extends to us
    Sep 27, 2023
    UCSF is the best thank you
    Sep 25, 2023
    The doctor was such a wonderful listener.
    Sep 22, 2023
    Fantastic resource
    Sep 20, 2023
    We always feel like we are getting special care with Dr Aggarwal
    Sep 13, 2023
    My admiration for the doctor Aggarwal and his team
    Aug 30, 2023
    I love my care
    Aug 23, 2023
    Great experience
    Aug 23, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is terrific!!!
    Aug 18, 2023
    Always good
    Aug 01, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal has been providing me with informed up to date care options for over 10 years. He always listens to my concerns and suggestions with respect. I would likely not still be alive without his coordination of my treatment.
    Jul 28, 2023
    Jul 22, 2023
    Dr Aggarwal exceeds every expectation that I have in a provider. His knowledge attentiveness and demeanor is first rate. He certainly lives up to the highest standard of practitioners that I have encountered at UCSF. I continue to feel blessed to have UCSF an integral part of my medical oncological team.
    Jul 20, 2023
    Always a pleasure speaking to Dr. Aggarwal. Very informative as well as direct and to the point.
    Jul 18, 2023
    Always great experiences
    Jul 16, 2023
    utstanding provider. The best I've ever had.
    Jul 15, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is the absolute best doctor. He is an excellent communicator and listener. He addresses all questions in a clear and concise manner. He shows his concern for us. Our best doctor ever.
    Jun 22, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is the best.!!
    Jun 13, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is a caring knowledgeable and skillful physician. He is empathic and considerate. We're very grateful for his care! Perhaps it would be useful to have a little more time to discus or hear his understanding of the development of patient's conditions and overall outlook on his progress.
    May 31, 2023
    Excellent care-
    May 19, 2023
    Dr Aggarwal is the best!
    May 18, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is excellent in his knowledge professional and communication skills. I feel quite fortunate to be able to work with him.
    May 16, 2023
    May 04, 2023
    I have built a strong trusted relationship with Dr Aggarwal over many years and treatments. He fully understands my goals has delivered outstanding (world class) care and remembers my unique situation each time we meet.
    Apr 26, 2023
    The care is second to none. His entire staff is amazing!
    Apr 21, 2023
    I really like Dr Aggarwal he has always been very attentive knowelegable and caring
    Mar 25, 2023
    Mar 23, 2023
    Comments meant for Dr Aggarwal
    Mar 22, 2023
    Excellent quality of care
    Mar 21, 2023
    I'm lucky to have Dr. Aggarwal as my oncologist. He's easy to talk to open to questions encourages discussion about treatment and how I'm doing.
    Mar 15, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is kind and compassionate.
    Mar 01, 2023
    Mar 01, 2023
    Great Doc!!!!!
    Feb 15, 2023
    I would have liked a walkthrough of my PSMA scan like I've had in previous appointments
    Jan 31, 2023
    Dr Aggarwal is very professional and yet friendly and approachable.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Excellent provider--exceptionally knowledgeable
    Jan 31, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal explained the cancer trial thoroughly answered all my questions and was friendly and professional.
    Jan 31, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is one of those rare physicians who manages to maintain his professional objectivity and expertise while being truly friendly and empathetic even in the face of often dire cancer prognoses. I am very privileged to have as my primary Med Onc.
    Jan 27, 2023
    Wonderful treatment as always. The high bar that UCSF has set for my treatment expectations has yet to disappoint from the valet initial COVID screening check in treatment and dismissal - I have experienced no weak links.
    Jan 26, 2023
    Dr Aggarwal is the BEST doctor we ever have worked with.
    Jan 22, 2023
    Tele health is the way to go .
    Jan 11, 2023
    Dr. Aggarwal is the best. Listens is never rushed and an expert. Doesn't get any better.
    Dec 16, 2022
    Dr Aggarwal was thorough in his explanations and very professional in his discussion. He was knowledgeable and approachable -
    Dec 16, 2022
    Extraordinarily clear communication of information.
    Dec 14, 2022
    Answered all questions in a detailed and caring manner
    Dec 04, 2022
    Dr. Aggarwal is the best we are truly blessed to have him as our physician.
    Nov 30, 2022
    Dr Aggarwal is EXCELLENT!
    Nov 30, 2022
    Dr. Aggarwal is one of the finest persons you will ever meet and he is a rock star of a doctor!
    Nov 10, 2022
    Dr. Rahul Aggarwal has been my lead guy for many years now 6+. I value his experience wisdom and calm demeanor. He listens well and incorporates my goals & concerns into his care plan. We've gotten great results to celebrate.
    Oct 13, 2022
    Expert care!
    Oct 13, 2022
    My caregiver is both very knowledgeable and amicable.
    Sep 29, 2022
    I really respect Dr. Aggarwal for his professionalism knowledge and kindness.
    Sep 29, 2022
    Very helpful meeting
    Sep 28, 2022
    Dr.Aggarwal is the absolute best doctor I have ever had. I can't say anything negative about him. Absolutely outstanding!!!
    Sep 28, 2022
    I have the highest degree of trust and confidence in Dr. Aggarwal. Plus he is a very approachable and friendly health professional.
    Sep 27, 2022
    It was a very comfortable and non intimidating exchange.
    Sep 23, 2022
    Consistently demonstrated is genuine care for my condition.
    Sep 21, 2022
    Although I transferred my care from another provider to UCSF Dr Aggarwal and staff could not have been more welcoming.
    Aug 27, 2022
    All good
    Aug 17, 2022
    I've already recommended six people do UCSF oncology department one with pancreatic cancer one with a cyst on his kidney and three others that have fairly high velocity of rising PSA. And I don't refer people easily I've been a contractor for 50 years and it's a good way to get people mad at you when they're not happy with the person you referred them to a person the people I referred have reported back to me thank you very much for that referral I really felt taken care of when I went there and they were talking about you guys so take it to heart thanks for your great work
    Aug 03, 2022
    Dr Aggarwal was very attentive and thorough he took time to explain the treatment plan and answer all my questions.
    Jul 29, 2022
    Dr Aggarwal is an excellent practitioner. He is personable engaged and genuinely interested in the total well being of the patient. This was our second meeting and it was fully consistent with the fine rapport we established in the first.
    Jun 13, 2022
    Dr. Aggarwal is always mindful of my concerns.
    May 29, 2022
    Very good experience
    May 28, 2022
    May 26, 2022
    Dr Aggarwal is an amazing person and doctor.
    May 18, 2022
    At one point you were going to record the dr patient covers atin? and make it available to the patient. Why isn't that being done. Would be a lot more helpful than the dr notes
    May 06, 2022
    We have generally been very pleased and grateful for the quality of care received by the oncology team at UCSF.
    May 05, 2022
    Dr. Aggarwal is one of the best human beings I have ever met. This continues over into his practice- I always feel safe.
    May 03, 2022
    Dr. Aggarwal promptly posted an after-visit note and he and his team followed up on everything in a very timely manner. Impressive!
    Apr 27, 2022
    I'm very fortunate to be receiving World Class care at UCSF almost 14 years now.
    Apr 03, 2022
    Very satisfied with all experiences involving Dr. Aggarwal & Staff
    Mar 30, 2022
    Dr. Aggarwal and team are tops.
    Mar 08, 2022
    Excellent experience.
    Mar 04, 2022
    Exceptional--I just don't give out 10s. Dr. Agarrwal is a superb clinician
    Feb 24, 2022
    Dr Aggarwal is top notch. I am very fortunate to have UCSF support and world class care providers.
    Feb 21, 2022
    Dr.Aggarwal has been and continues to be superb in treating me and addressing anything I bring to him. Can't say enough superlatives about him
    Feb 08, 2022
    Dr. Aggarwal is polite and listens intently to my questions and concerns.
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