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Meet Safal Gandhi
October 7, 2016

Safal Gandhi is a Physician Assistant in the Primary Care Clinics at Campus Health Services.

Career Path

Originally from Iowa, Gandhi graduated from the Barry University Physican’s Assistant program, and has worked as a PA for over a decade. Prior to coming to Campus Health, he worked in an urgent care facility where he supported patients with a wide range of primary health care needs.  That experience serves him well here at Campus Health, where students request appointments for a similar spectrum of needs.

Why Campus Health?

Campus Health provides services for a similarly wide range of health services – from Counseling Services to Sports Medicine. “This helps,” Gandhi reminded us, “because students avoid having to be shuffled around to different parts of campus or outside campus to get themselves treated.”

Gandhi expressed excitement for the relationship building part of his position at UNC. “I am most looking forward to getting to know my patients and see them throughout their four or five years at UNC,” he said.

Finding Balance

When asked about the best way for students to stay healthy, Gandhi discussed balance and prevention. Eating nutrient dense foods, getting enough sleep and moving your body were three of the prevention strategies he mentioned. He also reminded students to “get out from just studying – explore campus! Go out and mingle with friends.” Campus is a place to find that balance for yourselves, students! Doctor’s orders.

As for balance, Gandhi follows his own advice. Although most of his time away from work is full of his wife and two kids, he uses his remaining free time to go for runs, swims and hang out with friends. He has a bucket list dream of competing in an Ironman triathlon.

See for Yourself

Safal Gandhi can be found in Clinic 2 of the primary care clinics on the main floor of Campus Health Services.