Substance abuse and dependence: treatment engagement and outcomes; substance abuse and major mental illness; medication-assisted treatments of addiction; complementary and alternative treatments
Dr. Gandhi's primary area of work covers all aspects of Addiction Psychiatry, including abstinence based and medication assisted treatments. He is Medical Director of the Addiction Service Line at UMMC and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services at Walter P. Carter Center. As Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program, Dr. Gandhi is closely involved in medical education. He is active in several professional societies and is a Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and President-elect of Maryland Society of Addiction Medicine.
Gandhi DH, Kavanagh GJ, Jaffe JH. Young heroin users in Baltimore: A qualitative study. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse 32: 177-188, 2006.
Gandhi DH, Jaffe JH, McNary S, Kavanagh GJ, Hayes M, Currens M. Short-term outcomes after brief ambulatory opioid detoxification with buprenorphine in young heroin users. Addiction, 98, 453-462, 2003.
Gandhi DH, Bogrov MU, Osher FC, Myers CP. A comparison of the patterns of drug use among patients with and without severe mental illness. American Journal on Addictions, 12, 424-431, 2003.
McDuff DR, Gandhi DH, Weintraub E. A substance abuse consultation service and a busy trauma center: Lessons learned. Trauma Quarterly, 14, 4, 429-443, 2000
Weintraub E, Gandhi DH, Robinson C. Medical complications from mothball abuse. Southern Medical Journal, 93,4, 427-429, 2000.
Ratan DA, Gandhi DH, Palmer RL. Eating disorders in British Asians. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 24,1,101-105,1998.