Rajesh Gandhi

MD, PhD, FACS, FCCP, FCCM, CHCQM, FAIHQ
JPS

Born in Tanzania, Africa and immigrated to Washington, DC in 1969; Dr. Gandhi Joined JPS Surgery Department as the Medical Director of Trauma in 2007 and added the title of Vice Chair of Surgery in 2020.

Dr. Gandhi did his premedical studies at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA and graduated with his Bachelor of Science in Applied Biology in three years (1985). He then went to complete his medical and graduate studies at Albany Medical College, Albany, NY where he obtained his Masters of Science in 1990, Doctor of Philosophy in Physiology in 1991 and Doctor of Medicine in 1992.

Dr. Gandhi then went to complete his Internship and Residency in general surgery at New York Medical College, Westchester County Medical Center, Valhalla, NY and graduated in 1997 with over 1,230 major cases as a Surgeon. He then followed up with Fellowship training in adult and pediatric trauma and surgical critical care at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital and Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA from 1997-1999.

In addition Dr. Gandhi is an Associate Examiner for The American Board of Surgery, Clinical Adjunct Associate Professor for University of North Texas Health Science Center and Associate Professor for TCU/UNTHSC School of Medicine.

Outside of the hospital, Dr. Gandhi enjoys traveling with his wife Krystle (JPS Assistant Chief Nursing Officer), visiting his son (21) at Yale and daughter (19) at University of Pennsylvania. Other hobbies include cooking, golfing, photography and reading.