Dr. Gandhi is a Professor of Medicine in the HIV/AIDS Division at UCSF. She completed her MD at Harvard Medical School, her residency training in Internal Medicine at UCSF in 1996, followed by a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies (CAPS), UCSF. She obtained an MPH from UC Berkeley in 2001 with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics and has been a faculty member at UCSF since 2003.
Dr. Gandhi is the Director of the Positive Health Program ("Ward 86") and the AIDS Consult Service at San Francisco General Hospital. She serves as an HIV and primary care provider in the HIV Fellows' Clinic at Ward 86. Her research efforts have focused on HIV/AIDS in U.S. women through the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), Her current research program is focused on investigating low-cost solutions to measuring antiretroviral levels in resource-poor settings, such as determining drug levels in hair samples. Dr. Gandhi has also participated in research efforts involving the impact of HIV/AIDS in women in India.
Dr. Gandhi also has an interest in HIV education and mentorship at UCSF. She currently serves as core faculty in the UCSF Global Health Sciences Masters program, as well as Education Director of the HIV/AIDS Division. She is the Associate Director for the UCSF CFAR mentoring program. Her mentoring efforts have focused on tools and techniques to help early career investigators to improve mentoring skills in HIV research, both in domestic and international settings.