Vani P Gandhi, MD
- ASSISTANT CLINICAL PROFESSOR | Medicine, Infectious Diseases
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.
Care and Compassion Award
President’s Award of Excellence
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.
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).