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Specialty

Internal Medicine

Language(s) Spoken

English

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

October 2021

Accepting New Patients?

Yes

Professional Background

Dr. Puja Gandhi earned her Bachelor of Science in human biology and anthropology from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga., in 2013. She earned her Master of Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health in 2018. She earned her medical degree from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston McGovern Medical School in 2018. She completed her Internal Medicine internship at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, Ill., in 2019. Her Internal Medicine residency was completed at McGovern Medical School in Houston, Texas, in 2021. Dr. Gandhi joined Kelsey-Seybold in October 2021.

Professional Associations

Dr. Gandhi is a member of the Harris County Medical Society, the Texas Medical Association, and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Hobbies and Interests

Dr. Gandhi enjoys traveling in her spare time with her fiancé, who’s also an Internal Medicine physician. She also enjoys choreographing dances, cooking, baking for friends and family, and learning about other cultures.

Fun Facts

The most interesting places Dr. Gandhi has visited so far are Angkor Wat in Cambodia, the Great Wall of China, Ha Long Bay in Vietnam, and Dubrovnik, Croatia, where much of TV series “Game of Thrones” was filmed.

Not everyone knows this about Dr. Gandhi, but her sister and father are Internal Medicine physicians in Houston – so it runs in the family!

Dr. Gandhi’s guilty pleasure in watching scary movies with her fiancé at home in her pj’s, eating popcorn with tajin mixed with peanut M&Ms.

As a child, she wanted to be a veterinarian because she enjoyed learning about animals and used to think she was a horse “whisperer.”


​To provide the best healthcare to patients, we must listen to them, including understanding their beliefs, values, and traditions. Although medicine is a science that provides evidence-based guidelines that we use as a framework, ultimately, we have to remember that medicine is mainly an art guided by our patients’ understanding of their conditions and treatments and our understanding of their unique stories they bring to us.

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Awards & Recognitions

  • Office of Educational Programs $1,000 Scholarship to M.P.H. students, 2015
  • Medical School $1,000 General Scholarship
  • USPHS Excellence in Public Health winner
  • Magis start winner, Loyola University Chicago

Publications and Presentations

  • Essay submission in McGovern Medical School Journal of Medicine, 2016: Cultural competency in the health care environment and its impact on creating a more efficient workplace.
  • Quality Improvement (QI) Project Poster and Presentation (Residency): First author for paper submitted to Memorial Hermann Internal Medicine Quality Fair titled, “Drug Burden Index and Risk of 30-Day Readmission in Older Adults,” which discussed optimizing medication management in older adults.

Research

  • Quality Improvement (QI) Project (Residency): Identifying predictors of poor outcome among older adults with cardiovascular diseases in the Cardiology Care Unit and the Cardiology Immediate Care Unit at Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center, 2020.
  • South Texas Environmental and Educational Research (S.T.E.E.R), 2021
  • One month of intensive global, public, and environmental health immersion on the Texas-Mexico border. Visited with:
    • U.S Public Health Service at Detention Center to learn about maintenance of health in prison systems,
    • Local health departments in Brownsville and Harlingen to discuss local obesity and infectious disease problems in the community,
    • Waste management in Brownsville to learn about recycling and the processing of trash in the community,
    • U.S. E.P.S. to visit superfunds and observe the hazards chemicals pose to the local residents.
  • Poster Presentation and publication in “Stories in the Field,” an e-magazine at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health. I compared Mexican folk remedies with East Indian healing traditions and recounted my experiences in the field.