Heart + Lung Health FEST 2012

Speaker Biography

Dr. Sanjiv Gandhi

Sanjiv K. Gandhi is Associate Professor of Surgery at UBC School of Medicine and Chief of Pediatric Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at British Columbia Children’s Hospital. He is experienced in all aspects of congenital heart surgery, with particular expertise in pediatric electrophysiology, cardiopulmonary transplantation, and mechanical support for pediatric heart failure.

Dr. Gandhi received his medical degree from McGill University in Montreal. He completed a general surgery residency at St. Louis University School of Medicine, a cardiothoracic surgery research fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine, a cardiothoracic surgery residency at the University of Pittsburgh, a pediatric cardiothoracic surgery fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, and a pediatric cardiovascular surgery fellowship at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Gandhi is certified by the American Board of Surgery, the American College of Surgery, the American Board of Thoracic Surgery, and the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada-Cardiac Surgery. Dr. Gandhi is a member of several prestigious clinical societies, including the American Association for Thoracic Surgery, the Congenital Heart Surgeons Society, the Society for Thoracic Surgeons, the International Pediatric Transplant Association, the International Society of Heart and Lung Transplantation, and the American College of Surgeons.

Prior to joining BC Children’s Hospital in July 2010, Dr. Gandhi was Associate Professor of Surgery at Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis, Missouri and Attending Surgeon, Division of Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. He was also the surgical director of the heart failure program and the surgical director of the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit at Saint Louis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Gandhi served as acting director of the Section of Congenital Heart Surgery at the University of Pittsburgh prior to moving to Saint Louis in 2004.