Clinical Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
Medical Director Antimicrobial Stewardship Program
University of Michigan
Dr. Gandhi is an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Michigan. She attended medical school at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Infectious Diseases fellowship at the University of Michigan. In 2007, she joined the Infectious Diseases Division at the University of Michigan. In 2020, she was recognized for excellence in clinical care by being inducted into the Clinical Excellence Society at the University of Michigan.
For over 10 years she has been a member of the antimicrobial stewardship program (ASP) at the University of Michigan. For the last 7 years she has served as chair of the Antimicrobial Subcommittee and medical director of the ASP. The University of Michigan’s ASP has successfully implemented interventions to optimize antimicrobial use and patient outcomes for multiple disease states including candidemia, Staphylococcus aureus bacteremia, urinary tract infections, asymptomatic bacteriuria, C. difficile, and pneumonia. The University of Michigan’s ASP has also been recognized for its achievements by being designated an IDSA Antibiotic Stewardship Center of Excellence.
Dr. Gandhi is also leading a Blue Cross Blue Shield sponsored antimicrobial stewardship initiative for the Michigan Hospital Medicine Safety Consortium (HMS). HMS is a hospitalist based collaborative quality initiative (CQI) which includes 46 hospitals in Michigan. The goal of the HMS CQI initiative is to reduce inappropriate antibiotic use for hospitalized medical patients with pneumonia, UTI, and asymptomatic bacteriuria through quarterly meetings, toolkits, individual data reports, and pay for performance metrics. The HMS collaborative has been successful in reducing unnecessary antibiotics use in hospitalized patient and improving patient outcomes.
Disclosure: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan (Individual(s) Involved: Self): Grant/Research Support
Friday, October 23, 2020
10:00am – 11:15am EDT