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Maternal Fetal Medicine
Phone: 832-826-4636 (4-MFM)
Fax: 832-825-9402


6651 Fannin Street
Suite F420
Houston, TX 77030

Manisha Gandhi, MD

Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Fellowship Maternal Fetal Medicine 2009
Mount Sinai School of Medicine Residency Obstetrics & Gynecology 2006
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2002


Dr. Manisha Gandhi is a board certified obstetrician/gynecologist and maternal-fetal medicine specialist in the Division of Maternal Fetal Medicine (MFM) at Texas Children's Hospital and Baylor College of Medicine. She currently serves as the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs and previously served as the Section Chief for Maternal Fetal Medicine from 2017-2022. She completed her residency and MFM fellowship training at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. 

Dr. Gandhi sees patients at the Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at Texas Children's Pavilion for Women and has an interest in pregnancies complicated by maternal cardiovascular disease and multiple gestations. She helped develop a collaborative cardio-obstetrics clinic to see patients jointly with MFM and adult congenital heart disease faculty. She performs prenatal diagnostic procedures including chorionic villus sampling and amniocentesis at the Pavilion for Women. She has been recognized for her teaching efforts with awards of excellence from medical students and residents at Baylor College of Medicine. She serves as the chair of the Clinical Specialty Committee and vice chair of the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement for Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women. She previously served on the Baylor College of Medicine Faculty Senate as a representative of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology from 2015-2020 and the Clinical Sciences Representative for the College from 2017-2020. 

Dr. Gandhi serves on national committees working to enhance the care of women’s reproductive health including the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine Publications Committee and American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee.


Organization Name Role
American Congress of Obstetrics and Gynecology Member
American Institute for Ultrasound in Medicine Member
Association of Professors of Gynecology and Obstetrics Member
Society of Maternal-Fetal Medicine Member

Selected Publications

Greenberg M, Gandhi M, Davidson C, Carter EB. SMFM Consult Series #62: Best Practices in Equitable Care Delivery: Addressing systemic racisms and other social determinants of health as causes of obstetric disparities. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2022 April 1. Ahead of print. 

Davidson C, Denning S, Thorp K, Tyer Viola L, Belfort M, Haghpeykar S, Gandhi M. Examining the effect of quality initiatives on decreasing racial disparities in maternal morbidity. BMJ Qual Safe. 2022 Mar 1. PMID***.

McKinney J, Rac M, Gandhi M. SMFM Fetal Anomalies Consult Series #2: Extremities. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019 December; 221(6):B2-18. 

Gandhi M, Gandhi R, Mack LM, Shypailo R, Adolph AL, Puyau M, Wong WW, Deter RL, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Lee W, Butte N. Estimated Energy Requirements Increase across Pregnancy in Healthy Women With Dichorionic Twins. Am J Clinical Nutrition 2018 Oct 1; 108(4):775-783. PMID 30321279 (BCM). 

Gandhi M, Gandhi M, Gandhi R, Mack LM, Shypailo R, Adolph AL, Puyau M, Wong WW, Deter RL, Sangi-Haghpeykar H, Lee W, Butte N.. Impact of Changes in Maternal Body Composition on Birth Weight and Neonatal Fat Mass in Dichorionic Twin Pregnancies. Am J Clinical Nutrition 2018 Oct 1; 108(4):716-721. PMID 30321273 (BCM). 

Zhang-Rutledge K, Clark SL, Denning S, Timmins A, Dildy GA, Gandhi M. An Initiative to Reduce the Episiotomy Rate: Association of Feedback and the Hawthorne Effect with Leapfrog Goals. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 Jul;130(1):146-150. PubMed PMID: 28594760 (BCM) 

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