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Pritesh Gandhi, M.D., MPH


Tufts University

Tufts University


Residency, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Tulane University


Pritesh Gandhi is an internist, pediatrician and community advocate who focuses on community-based, poverty-reduction initiatives and social determinants of health. Gandhi is the associate chief medical officer at People’s Community Clinic, an East Austin safety net clinic and federally qualified health center (FQHC) that provides care to more than 16,000 Central Texans who are uninsured and have difficulty getting access to health care. He is a affiliate faculty in population health and pediatrics at Dell Medical School.

Gandhi has focused on poverty-reduction for 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 and pediatrics at Tulane University in New Orleans, where he trained at safety net hospitals and clinics.

Gandhi holds degrees in international relations and economics from Tufts University and he completed his M.D. and MPH at Tufts School of Medicine. He has also studied at the London School of Economics (general course) and Johns Hopkins University (postbaccalaureate). He speaks extensively on childhood poverty and 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 — a joint initiative from the presidential centers of George W. Bush, William J. Clinton, George H.W. Bush and Lyndon B. Johnson that brings together diverse, high-performing professionals from across the nonprofit, military, public and private sectors to learn leadership lessons first-hand from the four presidencies and Presidents Bush and Clinton.

Professional Affiliations
  • Travis County Medical Society
  • Texas Medical Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American College of Physicians
Awards & Honors
  • Presidential Leadership Scholar, 2018
    Presidential Leadership Scholars Program,
  • Pediatric Resident of the Year, 2015
  • National Health Service Corps Scholar, 2008
  • Schweitzer Fellow, 2007
    The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship
  • Fulbright Scholar, 2005
    U.S. Department of State