Atul Deodhar M.D., M.R.C.P.

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Professor of Medicine, Division of Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.6 out of 5 (413 Ratings, 159 Comments)


  • Rheumatology

Special focus on

  • Arthritis and Rheumatic Diseases
  • Residency:

    • KEM Hospital, Pune, India
  • Fellowship:

    • Rheumatology: Royal Cornwall Hospital, Truro, England


Dr. Deodhar specializes in rheumatology and autoimmune diseases and takes care of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis, systemic lupus, osteoporosis, fibromyalgia, etc. His research interests are spondyloarthritis (ankylosing spondylitis, psoriatic arthritis), novel treatments for inflammatory arthritis, and osteoporosis in inflammatory arthritides. Dr. Deodhar is the medical director of Rheumatology Clinics at OHSU. He is fluent in Hindi and Marathi. He is married with one daughter, and enjoys traveling, hiking and skiing.


  • English
  • Hindi

Memberships and associations

  • Member, Royal College of Physicians, London, England; M.D. (Ph.D. equivalent), University of Bath, England

Patient Ratings

4.6 out of 5 (413 Ratings, 159 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Jul 17, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar is an excellent doctor. Very intuitive, very informative. It was a pleasant experience any always finds out what's wrong and.... and he's....he's sending me to an MRI, and I am very pleased with him. Thank you.

  • Jul 03, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar was thorough in his questioning and evaluation of my symptoms and prior treatment, was knowledgeable about the disease I have, and was kind and friendly in demeanor.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    Very friendly, outgoing and thorough.Talks with you with the basic novice information so that I can understand it and he was giving me feedback in my interpretation. So I thought he was a really really thorough and well spoken.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I think he's a wonderful doctor. He always listen and he explains everything and I I just really like him.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    great diagnostician

  • Jun 22, 2019

    Excellent evaluation from someone who actually knows about my ailment (ankylosing spondylitis) and is able to ask the right questions and evaluate the answers. He was the first Doctor who understood the condition (and I have seen 12 different specialists in the past year).

  • Jun 20, 2019

    The best at what he does.

  • Jun 20, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar and his team at OHSU are great. Very professional, organised and punctual

  • Jun 19, 2019

    I truly like and respect Dr. Deodhar and he has helped me immensely.

  • Jun 13, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar is, or has been my rheumatologist for 22 years almost exactly and I will continue to see him for as long as I can. I don't even have insurance that covers OHSU, but I will continue to see him because he has saved my life multiple times and I have, as a nurse, already I have recommended him to patients that I have had, to friends, to anyone that has * the issues. I absolutely recommend him to everyone. He is an amazing doctor and, like I said, he saved my life; I owe him my life, so I consider him part of the family. So, he is wonderful.

  • Jun 07, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar is an excellent doctor and I so appreciate his help.

  • Jun 06, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar has been extremely helpful in regards to my Remicade infusions for Crohn's disease and the (INAUDIBLE) arthritis and goes along with it, and I have absolutely no complaints with him. I love him to death.

  • Jun 05, 2019

    I had good treatment from the Dr. Deodhar and other team members. I'm extremely happy and I got awesome treatment department. Thank you. Thanks for the thanks a lot. Thanks again.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    He was thorough and generous with his time. I'm not very comfortable with his putting my treatment on hold.

  • Jun 04, 2019

    Excellent provider practicing evidence-based medicine

  • May 31, 2019

    I was having a flare up and needed to get in to see the dr ASAP. I only had to wait a couple days until I could see him and get injections for relief.

  • May 29, 2019

    This doctor spent the time to explain why certain kind of medicines wouldn’t help with my condition and spoke in terms I would understand

  • May 28, 2019

    The experience was easy and very informative. I felt really comfortable, and everyone was professional, personable and helped make my time there enjoyable. Thank you

  • May 24, 2019

    Extremely kind, conscientious, and helpful doctor. My mother loves him and is so glad that he is her rheumatoid arthritis doctor. Thank you.

  • May 24, 2019

    Yes, the doctor that I saw was very knowledgeable to me in what he was telling me, and talking to me about, really helped me out quite a bit, and I really appreciate what he did, and the time he took with me to explain to me what was going on.

  • May 23, 2019

    He was interested in finding out the cause of my problems which is what I am looking for. He provided me with education that was helpful.

  • May 23, 2019


  • May 22, 2019

    He provided a great deal of information, repeated and explained when needed, spoke clearly, talked to us not at us, asked plenty pf questions in an inquisitive rather than an interrogative way, his personality is warm and so were his hands : -)

  • May 21, 2019

    Very personal with his patients and extremely capable Doctor.

  • May 21, 2019

    Yes, he was very professional and he was very greatly appreciated for the services he gave me for the bodily processes that I'm going through with the psoriasis and the rheumatoid arthritis I have. He was very greatly knowledgeable and I'm great that he was helpful for everything. Thank you.

  • May 17, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar is just great. Very thorough with explanations and takes all the time needed to answer questions, etc. He also has a great personality and good sense of humor. What more could I ask for in my doctor?

  • May 14, 2019

    Dr. D. was very thorough and patient, he acted kind and concerned, made time to go over my x-rays with me on initial visit, after sending me to imaging , because I live a few hours away, instead of making me come back, he fit me back into his schedule, which is most appreciated.

  • May 13, 2019

    This was my first visit and I felt like the resident and doctor really cared about my well being and my long list of on-going issues and pain. Not only were they caring, I felt confident with their conclusions.

  • May 01, 2019

    I have been working with Dr. Deodhar for fifteen years now. He has been an outstanding doctor for me in helping me deal with my Ankylosing Spondylitis. I have an excellent trusting relationship with him.

  • May 01, 2019

    Very professional yet friendly

  • Apr 30, 2019

    Very pleased with amount of time spent answering questions. I did not feel rushed

  • Apr 25, 2019

    I had a wonderful experience with Dr Deodhar.

  • Apr 24, 2019

    His nurse was very efficient Dr. Deodhar is wonderful he's attentive, he is interested he is a informed. I would have nothing but highest praise for him.

  • Apr 23, 2019

    He is one of the best doctors I've ever had. It is clear that he cares about his patients.

  • Apr 18, 2019

    Fantastic care and so knowledgable! Would definitely recommend! I wish he was available to be my primary care provider.

  • Apr 17, 2019

    He is congenial, thorough and a very good doctor - doesn’t get much better than that!

  • Apr 16, 2019

    He is a very knowledgeable provider.

  • Apr 16, 2019

    Willing to help you understand what is wrong and how he came up with your diagnosis

  • Apr 16, 2019

    I am very happy with the service

  • Apr 16, 2019

    I had a very good, pleasurable, comfortable experience with the doctor and his aides, and I would recommend (INAUDIBLE) again. Thank you.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    New patient. Was very happy with my care.

  • Apr 09, 2019

    as usual Dr. Deodhar gave me great service and answered my questions

  • Apr 03, 2019

    This was my initial visit with Dr. Deodhar and I was very apprehensive initially from having had a traumatic appointment with a different rheumatologist in Hillsboro who had dismissed my previous diagnosis and was not interested in listening carefully. How different this appointment was. Both Dr Deodhar and his resident asked questions and listened carefully, and I am very happy with the outcome of the appointment.

  • Mar 27, 2019

    Experience was excellent. He was very easy to talk to, very knowledgeable, explained my condition in an understandable way, answered all my questions and took plenty of time with me.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    He is by far my favorite doctor ever. He is so knowledgeable and willing to help. He has an excellent personality and a great sense of humor.

  • Mar 26, 2019

    He was very professional. He explained in detail his view on medication dosage.

  • Mar 14, 2019

    The man combines great intelligence with personal warmth.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    Easy to talk to, took lots of time evaluating my condition, took a comprehensive family history.

  • Mar 13, 2019

    1. He is an excellent doctor who clearly cares about my health. He does his homework and is up to date on my history and tests. He asks good questions, listens carefully, responds professionally and compassionately. I feel respected and well cared for.2. I never felt rushed. As a matter of fact, he sent me for tests and had me come right back to discuss the results with me. 3. His office runs unbelievably efficiently. That has been my experience with other OHSU offices, labs, and test areas as well.

  • Mar 08, 2019

    Dr. Deodhar and his assistant Katie Mason are extremely competent and attentive to detail.

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