Pritesh Gandhi is an internist, pediatrician, and community advocate who focuses on community-based, poverty-reduction initiatives & social determinants of health. Dr. Gandhi is the Associate Chief Medical Officer at People's Community Clinic, an East Austin safety net clinic and Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which provides care to over 16,000 Central Texans whom are uninsured and medically underserved. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Population Health & Pediatrics at Dell Medical School.
Dr. Gandhi has focused on poverty-reduction his entire career - initially as a Fulbright Fellow in India, focusing on child health in urban landfills. He went on to be awarded a Schweitzer Fellowship to focus on urban nutrition in Boston followed by becoming a National Health Service Corps Scholar. He completed his medical residency in both Internal Medicine & Pediatrics at Tulane University in New Orleans where he trained at safety net hospitals and clinics.
Dr. Gandhi holds degrees in International Relations & Economics from Tufts University & completed his MD and MPH from Tufts School of Medicine. He has also studied at The London School of Economics (General Course) & Johns Hopkins University (post-baccalaureate). He speaks extensively on childhood poverty & health, testifies to both the Texas House and Texas Senate Public Health Committees, and actively supports and advocates for initiatives that address root causes of poverty.
He is a 2018 Presidential Leadership Scholar.
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