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Vani Gandhi

  • ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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Biography

    Dr. Gandhi provides primary care for patients at the Morningside clinic of the Institute for Advanced Medicine at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. She specializes in the integrative treatment of chronic illnesses such as HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C, obesity, diabetes mellitus, and irritable bowel syndrome.  Dr. Gandhi is an integrative medicine specialist trained at the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and offers Integrative Medicine consultation for all patients at the Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital sites. Most insurances are accepted.

    Dr. Gandhi is Director of Integrative Medicine at the Spencer Cox Center for Health at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s and Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospitals. She directs a weight loss program for patients with HIV and obesity. She teaches nutrition and stress management to patients and staff at Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital. She is involved in training of Infectious Diseases fellows, medical residents and medical students at the Spencer Cox Center for Health.

Awards

  • 2012 -
    Care and Compassion Award
    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

  • 2006 -
    President’s Award of Excellence
    St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Research

Vitamin D, metabolic syndrome, obesity, chronic stress

Dr. Gandhi’s research interests include Vitamin D, metabolic syndrome, obesity, and chronic stress. Patients with HIV/AIDS are living longer due to highly active antiretroviral treatment and are developing chronic illnesses similar to the general population. Many of these chronic illnesses are due to poor lifestyle including diet, lack of exercise and chronic stress. Dr. Gandhi conducts studies addressing the impact of nutrition and exercise on chronic illnesses.

Publications

Gandhi V, Lawrence N. It Takes HEART: A Multifaceted Weight-loss Program for People Living With HIV [abstract]. Global Adv Health Med. 2013; 2:. Abstract P01.03.

Agarwal V, Gandhi V. Destructive spondyloarthropathy in a haemodialysis patient with HIV infection: case report and literature review. International journal of STD & AIDS 2013 Jan; 24(1).

Kim JH, Gandhi V, Psevdos G, Espinoza F, Park J, Sharp V. Evaluation of vitamin D levels among HIV-infected patients in New York City. AIDS research and human retroviruses 2012 Mar; 28(3).

Wever Pinzon O, Silva Enciso J, Romero J, Makani H, Fefer J, Gandhi V, Bangalore S, Chaudhry FA. Risk stratification and prognosis of human immunodeficiency virus-infected patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease referred for stress echocardiography. Circulation. Cardiovascular imaging 2011 Jul; 4(4).

Gandhi V. Nutrition in HIV-infected patients. Explore (New York, N.Y.); 6(3).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Dr. Gandhi did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2012 and/or 2013: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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