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Baiju Gandhi

IWP Professor; Physician with a Specialization in General Psychiatry
Dr. Baiju Gandhi

IWP Professor; Physician with a Specialization in General Psychiatry

Professional Experience

Dr. Baiju Gandhi is a physician with a specialization in general psychiatry and sub-specialization in the psychiatric care of the medically ill. He graduated from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and Harris School of Public Policy with a joint M.D.-M.A. in public policy.

He has practiced psychiatry at sites across the country for 15 years and hails originally from the heartland in the Midwest. He has worked in acute inpatient, outpatient, and forensic settings treating a myriad of conditions including depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, PTSD, and delirium. He has made concerted effort to utilize the principles of psychotherapy in combination with medical treatment to engage both medically and psychiatrically ill individuals.

Throughout his medical career, he has maintained an interdisciplinary interest in foreign affairs with a current focus on topics that lie at the intersection of behavioral science and national security, such as the psychology of radicalization and psychology of diplomacy. He has taken coursework and engaged in scholarship at The Institute of World Politics in the areas of national security, domestic terrorism, and cultural diplomacy.

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