Monica Gandhi 2018-02-08T16:49:17-08:00

Monica Gandhi, MD, MPH

Internal Medicine

I have been working in HIV medicine since finishing my infectious diseases fellowship at UCSF in 2003, with a focus on HIV in women and an interest in HIV in India. My most meaningful role at UCSF is working with the dedicated and compassionate staff at Ward 86 and with the valorous patients.


BS, summa cum laude, University of Utah, 1991

Certificate in English Literature, Cambridge University, Cambridge, England, 1989

MD, Harvard Medical School, 1996

Residency, University of California, San Francisco Internal Medicine, 1999

Fellowship in Infectious Diseases, University of California, San Francisco, 2003

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UCSF Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, 2003

MPH, University of California, Berkeley, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, 2001


Medical Director, HIV/AIDS Clinic (“Ward 86”), San Francisco General Hospital, San Francisco, CA

Professor of Medicine and Associate Division Chief, Division of HIV, Infectious Diseases, and Global Medicine, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

Office of AIDS Research Advisory Committee (OARAC), NIH, 2014


Medical Scientists Training Program Scholarship, National Research Association, NIH, 1991

Phi Kappa Phi scholarship, 1991

Phi Beta Kappa Housestaff Teaching Award, UCSF School of Medicine, 2000

Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) scholarship, 2003

Hellman Family Award for Early Career Faculty, UCSF, 2004

K12 Roadmap Multidisciplinary Research Scholars Program, 2005

Named one of UCSF Champions of Diversity, 2006-09

Essential Core Teaching Award for Small Group Instruction, UCSF School of Medicine, 2008

Sarlo Award for Teaching Excellence, AIDS Research Institute, 2011

Meg Newman Teaching Award from the Positive Health Practice at SFGH, 2012

John L. Ziegler Annual Award for Outstanding Mentoring, Global Health Sciences Masters’ Program, 2013

Defender of Humanity Award, UCSF ID Fellows, 2015

Vince Pons Award for Teaching in Clinical Infectious Diseases, ID Division, UCSF, 2016


I like to read classic and contemporary fiction and read Harry Potter with my two little boys


Ward 86 is a historic place. It was one of the oldest designated HIV clinics in the world, opening its doors in January 1983. It is also one of the largest, serving approximately 2700 patients a year. Ward 86 is a “standard setter” in HIV medicine and developed many new initiatives, including initiation of universal antiretroviral therapy (ART) for all patients in 2010, a campaign to eliminate Hepatitis C infection, a designated clinic for at-risk patients for pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in 2015, and a new HIV and Aging program in 2016. Ward 86 has become a national and international model of HIV care with its faculty devoted to improving the lives of those living with HIV and eradicating new infections, HIV stigma, and deaths from AIDS worldwide.


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