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Monica Gandhi


Infectious disease physician
HIV researcher and early 20th century fiction devotee

Dr. Monica Gandhi is an expert in infectious diseases, specializing particularly in the care of patients with HIV and AIDS.

In her research, Gandhi has a special interest in HIV in women, including differences between women and men in exposure to antiretroviral medication and responses to therapy. Her work on these subjects has been widely published.

Gandhi earned her medical degree at Harvard Medical School. At UCSF, she completed an internal medicine residency and infectious diseases fellowship, as well as a postdoctoral fellowship at the Center for AIDS Prevention Studies. During her infectious diseases fellowship, she earned a master of public health degree in epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, Berkeley.

Gandhi has received many awards, including one from the National Institutes of Health’s Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health program and an early career faculty award from the Hellman Fellows Program.

  • Education

    UC Berkeley, MPH, 2001

    Harvard Medical School, 1996

  • Residencies

    UCSF, Internal Medicine, 1999

  • Fellowships

    UCSF, Infectious Diseases, 2002

  • Academic Title


Nothing is more important to me than working with vulnerable, stigmatized and marginalized people with HIV to optimize outcomes and quality of life.