Monica Gandhi, MD

Infectious disease physician

Dr. Monica Gandhi is an expert in infectious diseases, particularly in the care of patients with HIV and AIDS. In her research, she has a special interest in HIV in women, including differences between women and men in antiretroviral exposure and responses to therapy. Her work on these subjects has been widely published.

Gandhi earned a medical degree at Harvard Medical School. At UCSF, she completed an internal medicine residency, infectious diseases fellowship and postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention. During her infectious diseases fellowship, she earned a master's degree of public health in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California at Berkeley. A professor of medicine, Gandhi has received many awards, including the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health Award and the Hellman Award for Early Career Faculty.

Academic Title

Professor

More about Monica Gandhi

Education

Harvard School of Medicine 1996

Residencies

UCSF Medical Center, Internal Medicine 1999

Fellowships

UCSF Medical Center, Infectious Diseases 2002

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Abaasa A, Hendrix C, Gandhi M, Anderson P, Kamali A, Kibengo F, Sanders EJ, Mutua G, Bumpus NN, Priddy F, Haberer JE. Utility of Different Adherence Measures for PrEP: Patterns and Incremental Value. AIDS Behav. 2018 Apr; 22(4):1165-1173.
  2. Phung N, Kuncze K, Okochi H, Louie A, Benet LZ, Ofokotun I, Haas DW, Currier JS, Chawana TD, Sheth AN, Bacchetti P, Gandhi M, Horng H. Development and validation of an assay to analyze atazanavir in human hair via liquid chromatography/tandem mass spectrometry. Rapid Commun Mass Spectrom. 2018 Mar 15; 32(5):431-441.
  3. Seifert SM, Castillo-Mancilla JR, Erlandson K, Morrow M, Gandhi M, Kuncze K, Horng H, Zheng JH, Bushman LR, Kiser JJ, MaWhinney S, Anderson PL. Brief Report: Adherence Biomarker Measurements in Older and Younger HIV-Infected Adults Receiving Tenofovir-Based Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2018 Mar 01; 77(3):295-298.
  4. Gandhi M, Gandhi RT, Stefanescu A, Bosch RJ, Cyktor JC, Horng H, Louie A, Phung N, Eron JJ, Hogg E, Macatangay BJC, Hensel C, Fletcher CV, Mellors JW, McMahon DK. Cumulative Antiretroviral Exposure Measured in Hair Is Not Associated With Measures of HIV Persistence or Inflammation Among Individuals on Suppressive ART. J Infect Dis. 2018 Feb 26.
  5. Tabb ZJ, Mmbaga BT, Gandhi M, Louie A, Kuncze K, Okochi H, Shayo AM, Turner EL, Cunningham CK, Dow DE. Antiretroviral drug concentrations in hair are associated with virologic outcomes among young people living with HIV in Tanzania. AIDS. 2018 Feb 12.
  6. Baxi SM, Vittinghoff E, Bacchetti P, Huang Y, Chillag K, Wiegand R, Anderson PL, Grant R, Greenblatt RM, Buchbinder S, Gandhi M, Liu AY. Comparing pharmacologic measures of tenofovir exposure in a U.S. pre-exposure prophylaxis randomized trial. PLoS One. 2018; 13(1):e0190118.
  7. Koss CA, Hosek SG, Bacchetti P, Anderson PL, Liu AY, Horng H, Benet LZ, Kuncze K, Louie A, Saberi P, Wilson CM, Gandhi M. Comparison of Measures of Adherence to Human Immunodeficiency Virus Preexposure Prophylaxis Among Adolescent and Young Men Who Have Sex With Men in the United States. Clin Infect Dis. 2018 Jan 06; 66(2):213-219.
  8. Mave V, Kinikar A, Kagal A, Nimkar S, Koli H, Khwaja S, Bharadwaj R, Gerona R, Wen A, Ramachandran G, Kumar H, Bacchetti P, Dooley KE, Gupte N, Gupta A, Gandhi M. Isoniazid concentrations in hair and plasma area-under-the-curve exposure among children with tuberculosis. PLoS One. 2017; 12(12):e0189101.
  9. Pintye J, Bacchetti P, Teeraananchai S, Kerr S, Prasitsuebsai W, Singtoroj T, Kuncze K, Louie A, Koss CA, Jin C, Phung N, Horng H, Sohn AH, Gandhi M. Brief Report: Lopinavir Hair Concentrations Are the Strongest Predictor of Viremia in HIV-Infected Asian Children and Adolescents on Second-Line Antiretroviral Therapy. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 01; 76(4):367-371.
  10. Saberi P, Neilands TB, Ming K, Johnson MO, Kuncze K, Koss CA, Gandhi M. Strong Correlation Between Concentrations of Antiretrovirals in Home-Collected and Study-Collected Hair Samples: Implications for Adherence Monitoring. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Dec 01; 76(4):e101-e103.
  11. McNicholl IR, Gandhi M, Hare CB, Greene M, Pierluissi E. A Pharmacist-Led Program to Evaluate and Reduce Polypharmacy and Potentially Inappropriate Prescribing in Older HIV-Positive Patients. Pharmacotherapy. 2017 12; 37(12):1498-1506.
  12. Braun HM, Segura ER, Lake JE, Gandhi M, Rios J, Villaran MV, Sanchez J, Lama JR, Clark JL. Individual and partnership factors associated with anticipated versus actual partner notification following STI diagnosis among men who have sex with men and/or with transgender women in Lima, Peru. Sex Transm Infect. 2017 Nov 30.
  13. Greene M, Hessol NA, Perissinotto C, Zepf R, Hutton Parrott A, Foreman C, Whirry R, Gandhi M, John M. Loneliness in Older Adults Living with HIV. AIDS Behav. 2017 Nov 18.
  14. Moreno Gonzales MA, Mitema DG, Smith BH, Schinstock CA, Stegall MD, Wakefield LL, Henderson NA, DeGoey SR, Kreuter JD, Gandhi MJ. Comparison Between Total IgG, C1q, and C3d Single Antigen Bead Assays in Detecting Class I Complement-Binding Anti-HLA Antibodies. Transplant Proc. 2017 Nov; 49(9):2031-2035.
  15. Gandhi M, Murnane PM, Bacchetti P, Elion R, Kolber MA, Cohen SE, Horng H, Louie A, Kuncze K, Koss CA, Anderson PL, Buchbinder S, Liu A. Hair levels of preexposure prophylaxis drugs measure adherence and are associated with renal decline among men/transwomen. AIDS. 2017 Oct 23; 31(16):2245-2251.
  16. Metcalfe J, Gerona R, Wen A, Bacchetti P, Gandhi M. An LC-MS/MS-based method to analyze the anti-tuberculosis drug bedaquiline in hair. Int J Tuberc Lung Dis. 2017 Sep 01; 21(9):1069-1070.
  17. Chawana TD, Gandhi M, Nathoo K, Ngara B, Louie A, Horng H, Katzenstein D, Metcalfe J, Nhachi CFB. Defining a Cutoff for Atazanavir in Hair Samples Associated With Virological Failure Among Adolescents Failing Second-Line Antiretroviral Treatment. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 09 01; 76(1):55-59.
  18. Markowitz M, Grossman H, Anderson PL, Grant R, Gandhi M, Horng H, Mohri H. Newly Acquired Infection with Multi-Drug Resistant HIV-1 in a Patient Adherent to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2017 Aug 26.
  19. Fang H, King KS, Larson JJ, Snyder MR, Wu TT, Gandhi MJ, Murray JA. Undetectable negative tissue transglutaminase IgA antibodies predict mucosal healing in treated coeliac disease patients. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. 2017 10; 46(7):681-687.
  20. Gustafson DR, Shi Q, Holman S, Minkoff H, Cohen MH, Plankey MW, Havlik R, Sharma A, Gange S, Gandhi M, Milam J, Hoover DR. Predicting death over 8 years in a prospective cohort of HIV-infected women: the Women's Interagency HIV Study. BMJ Open. 2017 Jun 30; 7(6):e013993.

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