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About Me

Hi, I’m Asia! I am from Charlotte, NC with family roots in Mississippi and Alabama. I grew up listening to the heartbreaking narratives of pregnancy and birth complications in my family sprinkled in with the joy and evolving definition of motherhood. I wanted to have hope that these were just horror stories of the past and that the future would look much different for my cousins and me. Yet they experience the same complications faced by our mothers. As a doula, I saw many mothers who reminded me of the Black women in my life – filled with determination to parent in the way they want and deserve. They, too, were met with various institutional and individual barriers to the reproductive care they deserved.

The opportunity to enter the field of Ob/Gyn feels like a love letter to the mothers before me, the long tradition of Black midwives, doulas, and caretakers, and those who fought and continue to fight for reproductive justice. The advancement of Ob/Gyn would be nonexistent without these fierce advocates, and yet their needs to truly make their own reproductive choices with sustainable resources are systematically neglected. I look forward to providing affirming, trauma informed care to restore and protect reproductive agency.

Why UCSF? I had the pleasure of doing the Family Planning elective at UCSF as a visiting student! Everyone felt like a family gathered around the shared purpose of providing the best care possible to vulnerable populations. As a medical student, I felt incredibly safe and supported to advocate for patients. There is such a flexibility and passion amongst everyone that allows the team to meet patients’ goals and maintain their agency. The training at UCSF will allow me to be a compassionate physician who is able to address both the disease process and the social factors affecting patients.

What I do outside of residency? I am a reality tv enthusiast who would absolutely win a RuPaul’s Drag Race trivia night. I love food and super excited to eat out and share many feasts with my new resident family! I enjoy baking and will absolutely share my poundcake recipe if asked. I have a knack for party planning and celebrating the loved ones in my life.

Asia Gandy, MD
Resident Physician - PGY 1

[email protected]

If you are a patient, please do not contact a physician by email without their prior expressed consent due to confidentiality concerns.

Main Address

UCSF OB/GYN&RS Residency Program
490 Illinois Street
10th Floor, Box 0132
San Francisco, CA 94143

Location Office Phone Fax
Mission Bay (415) 476 - 5192 (415) 476 - 1811
Mount Zion (415) 353 - 9240 (415) 353 - 9509
San Francisco General Hospital (628) 206 - 3061 (628) 206 - 3112

Research/Clinical Interests: Reproductive Justice, Family Planning, Centering Pregnancy, Sexual Health Education, Preterm Birth and Health Disparities

Education/Training

Year

Institution Degree Field of Study
current University of California, San Francisco Residency Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences
2022 Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth MD Medicine
2018 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill BS Psychology

Research & Professional Experience

Year  
2021-2022 On Doctoring Simulated Clinic Preceptor; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2021-2022 Career Advising Quality Improvement Task Force, Professional Development Committee; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2021-2022 Research Assistant – Race.Culture.OBGYN: Creating a database of DEI resources for OBGYN residency programs; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2021 Maternal Child Health Elective Student Teacher; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2020-2022 Research Assistant and Facilitator - Developing Effective Communication Skills to Address Mistreatment and Microaggressions in Healthcare Settings; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2020-2021 Research Assistant - Fetal Morphological Survey: A Primer; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2019 Mayo Summer Research Fellowship Program - Hyperoxia-Induced Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase (sGC) Dysfunction in Developing Airway Causes Remodeling and Fibrosis; Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine
2019-2022 Leader – Ob/Gyn Interest Group; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2019-2021 Executive board – Student Government; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Achievements & Recognition

Year Major Honors
2022 Barry D. Smith, M.D. Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2022 Dartmouth-Mosenthal Surgical Society; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2021 Gold Humanism Honor Society; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
2021 Reproductive Health Externship Awardee; Medical Students for Choice
2018 Hayden B. Renwick Academic Achievement Award; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2014-2018 Honors Carolina; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Poster Presentations

Venkatesh A, Udutha A, Dickinson M, Gandy A, Darivemula S. Race.Culture.OBGYN: Creating a database of DEI resources for OBGYN residency programs. Poster presentation. ACOG Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, San Diego, CA May 2022. (Virtual)

Mackey M, Gandy A, Pschirrer E, Lewis P. Fetal Morphological Survey: A Primer. Poster presentation. Annual Integrative Ultrasound Meeting, Orlando, FL March 2022.

Gandy A, Ravix J, Britt RD, Roesler AM, Wicher SA, Manlove LJ, Prakash YS. (2020). Hyperoxia-Induced Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase (sGC) Dysfunction in Developing Airway Causes Remodeling and Fibrosis. In B108. NEW INSIGHTS INTO AIRWAY REMODELLING AND REPAIR (pp. A4408-A4408). Accepted American Thoracic Society 2020 International Conference. Poster presentation. Due to COVID-19 related conference cancellation, abstract was disseminated to the ATS 2020 International Conference Abstract Issue. May 2020. 

Oral Presentations

Gandy A, Udutha A, Buddai S, Demsas F. Feeling Heard, Seen & Respected: Teaching Students Constructive Skills for Responding to Microaggressions in Healthcare Settings. Oral Presentation. Medical Student Grand Rounds; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Lebanon, NH. February, 2022.

Gandy A. The Doula Principle. Oral Presentation. Medical Student Grand Rounds; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth; Lebanon, NH. April, 2021.

Gandy A. Resilience in Medicine. Oral Presentation. Region VII Regional Leadership Institute; Student National Medical Association; Providence, RI. September, 2019.

Advocacy 

2018-2022 Pano Rodis Fellowship; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

2021-2022 Race.Culture.OBGYN – Resource Curatorial Team Lead; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

2019-2020 Student National Medical Association – Chapter President; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

2019 Moms in Recovery – Play Pals Volunteer; Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

2017-2018 Birth Partners Volunteer Doula; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2015-2018 Black Student Movement – Executive Board and Central Committee; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

2015-2018 Catalyst Conference – Connections Committee, Workshops Co-Chair; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill