Dr. Anurag Gandhi is the most recent physician to join Birmingham Infectious Diseases and Infusion. He is a graduate from St. John's Medical College Bangalore, India. He moved to Syracuse, NY and completed his residency in internal medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. He then completed his fellowship in Infectious Diseases (ID) at the University of Rochester Medical Center in 2011. He moved to Gadsden, AL and helped create and establish the first full service Infectious Disease practice at the Gadsden Regional Medical Center. During his tenure there he also served as the Department Chief of Internal Medicine. After being in solo practice for several years, he joined Birmingham Infectious Diseases (BID) in January 2015.
Dr. Gandhi is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases. He is an Associate member of the Infectious Diseases Society of America and American College of Physicians. He is affiliated with Brookwood Medical Center, Grandview Medical Center, Shelby Baptist Medical Center and Select Specialty Hospital.
Dr. Gandhi provides patient care in all areas of Infectious disease including bacterial, viral, and fungal infections both in the hospital and office setting. He provides acute and long term care to patients with HIV infection. He has a special area of interest in the diagnosis and treatment of infections in the cancer and immunocompromised patient population. He has had training in this field at the National Institute of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD. In addition, he has also spent many months as part of transplant ID teams through his fellowship.
He has a growing expertise in the management of bone and prosthetic joint infections and currently collaborates with multiple orthopedic groups to provide this service.
Dr.Gandhi serves as co-director for infection prevention and antimicrobial stewardship at all four hospitals that he is affiliated with, leading multiple meetings and reviewing guidelines for sepsis and antimicrobials . He envisions growing this service as an outreach program to all hospitals in the state that need this expertise.
In addition to patient care he serves the community as a volunteer with the American Red Cross. He has been the board director in the Etowah County chapter in Gadsden, AL. He is well travelled and also enjoys reading, running and supporting local events. He is married to Dr. Mamatha Gandhi, who is a Nephrologist in the community. He lives in Birmingham and is a father to a delightful 3-year-old boy.