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Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

Education & Training

Dr Gandhi completed her M.D. 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 Berkeley in 2001 with a focus on Epidemiology and Biostatistics and has been a faculty member at UCSF since 2003.

Dr. Gandhi is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Divisions of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Diseases at UCSF, and is the Director of the AIDS Consult Service at San Francisco General Hospital. She serves as an HIV and primary care provider in the Women’s HIV Program at Parnassus, a multidisciplinary specialty clinic for HIV-infected women in San Francisco. Her research efforts have focused on HIV/AIDS in U.S. women through the Women's Interagency HIV Study (WIHS), a large multi-site, prospective cohort study established in 1994 to study the natural history, clinical and laboratory findings of HIV in women. Her particular research is on differences between men and women in terms of antiretroviral exposure and finding 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 co-directs the public health section of the Immunity, Inflammation and Infection (I-3) course for UCSF medical students. She is also a guest lecturer in the Behavioral and Policy Science in HIV Treatment and Prevention course at the Berkeley School of Public Health. She travels to India regularly to perform clinical training in HIV management for residents and physicians in Bangalore and Mumbai.