Faculty & Staff Detail

Mona Gandhi, Pharm.D.

Title: Assistant Professor
Office: WEGPHR 233
Phone: (585) 899-3722
Email: mgandhi@sjfc.edu
Education: Pharm.D., University of Florida
B.S., Rutgers University


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Dr. Gandhi earned a bachelor of science in Pharmacy at the Rutgers University College of Pharmacy and her doctor of pharmacy at the University of Florida. She is currently the director of the Drug Information Center and an Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice Administration at the St. John Fisher College Wegmans School of Pharmacy. Prior to joining the faculty in 2008, Dr. Gandhi performed numerous roles in medical information in pharmaceutical industry including directing a drug information residency.

Dr. Gandhi’s primary teaching responsibilities are concentrated around the discipline of drug information. She serves as both the course coordinator and lead instructor in two mandatory courses within the Pharm.D. curriculum: Drug Information and Literature Evaluation. Her effectiveness in areas of drug information and information literacy was acknowledged in September 2015 as the recipient of the Dr. Mark Szarejko Faculty Information Literacy Award.

In addition to her specialized training in drug information, Dr. Gandhi’s interests also include women’s health issues, specifically medication use during breastfeeding and infertility therapies.

Dr. Gandhi also serves as an invited peer reviewer for several pharmaceutical and medical journals including the Journal of Human Lactation, Journal of Family Practice, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, and Journal of Pharmacy Practice.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Venci JV, Gandhi MA. Dimethyl Fumarate (Tecfidera®): A New Oral Agent for Multiple Sclerosis. Annals of Pharmacotherapy. 2013; 47(12): 1697-1702.
  • Saraceni MM, Venci JV, Gandhi MA. Levomilnacipran (Fetzima®): A new serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2013 Dec 31; 27(4): 389-395.
  • Weiss E, Gandhi MA. Preferential COX-2 Inhibitors as a Non-hormonal Method of Emergency Contraception: A Look at the Evidence. Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2014; August 3[Epub ahead of Print].
  • Bonacci J, Venci JV, Gandhi MA. Tasimelteon (Hetlioz™): A New Melatonin-Receptor Agonist for the Treatment of Non-24-hour Sleep-Wake Disorder. Journal of Pharmacy Practice 2014; August 3 [Epub ahead of Print].
  • Venci JV, Gandhi MA. Response to Comment on "Dimethyl Fumarate (Tecfidera®): A New Oral Agent for Multiple Sclerosis".[Letter]. 2014 Nov; 48(11):1537.
  • O’Brocta R, Abu-Baker A, Budukh P, Gandhi M, Lavigne J, Birnie C. A Continuous Professional Development Process for First Year Pharmacy Students. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education 2012; 76(2): Article 29.
  • Brinn NR, Gandhi MA. A Review of the Role of Melatonin in Irritable Bowel Syndrome. American Journal of Pharmacy and Health Research. 2014; 2(12) [Epub ahead of Print].

Abstracts/Poster Presentations & Roundtable Discussions:

  • Gandhi, MA. Implementation of a Clinical Trial Project to Address ACPE Literature Evaluation Standards. AACP Scholarly Roundtable at the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting; 2013 July 15; Chicago, IL.
  • Gandhi MA, Souza J. Implementation of a Clinical Trial Project to Address ACPE Literature Evaluation Standards. Poster session presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting; 2013 July 13-17; Chicago, IL.
  • Poplavskiy V, Matesic K, Gandhi MA, Nagel A. Annual Hypertension Screen at The Rochester Public Market. Poster session presented at: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists; 2014 December 7-11; Anaheim, CA.
  • Lull ME, Anand S, Birnie C, Chablani L, Connor K, Corigliano A, Dave V, Gandhi MA, Nagel A, O’Brocta R, Parkhill A, Sapinoro R, Souza J, Woodruff A, Mathews J. WSOP Prescription for Innovation – Use as Needed (PRN). Poster session presented at: American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy Annual Meeting; 2013 July 13-17; Chicago, IL.
  • Saraceni MM, Backus M, Sigona N, Patel M, Gandhi MA. Drug Information Benchmark Survey. Poster session presented at: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists; 2013 December 8-12; Orlando, FL.
  • Smith J, Walker A, Gandhi MA, Moxley RT, and Parkhill, A.L. Creation of a survey assessing medication adherence and statin use in patients with myotonic dystrophy (DM) and facioscapulohumeral dystrophy (FSHD). Poster session presented at: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists; 2013 December 8-12; Orlando, FL.
  • Sanford M, Fiorini S, Blackley R, Gandhi M, Nagel A. Making a Lasting Impression: Preparing for the All-Important Interview. Poster session presented at: Midyear Clinical Meeting of the American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists; 2013 December 8-12; Orlando, FL.
  • Parkhill A, Cipriano G, Kang L, DelMonte K, Mathews J, O’Brocta R, Gandhi M, Sapinoro R, Birnie C. Faculty perceptions of diversity and its importance within the curriculum. University of Rochester Fourth Annual Diversity Conference; 2013 April 12; Rochester, NY.
  • Richards K, Krier M, Gandhi M, Birnie C. Development of Student-Run Health Clinics for Professional Improvement. American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy 2012 Midyear Clinical Meeting, 4 December 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Cronlund L, Sanford M, Fiorino S, Nagel A, Gandhi M. Preparing Student Pharmacists Now for Interviewing in the Future. American Society of Health-Systems Pharmacy 2012 Midyear Clinical Meeting, 4 December 2012, Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Gandhi M, Lavigne J, Williams K, DeBischhop M. Course-embedded assessment at a new School of pharmacy: a Pilot Project. Poster presented as part of the American Association of Colleges on Pharmacy, Seattle, Washington, August 2010.
  • Patel SP, Baker RP, Gandhi MA. Current Medical Information Booth Practices at U.S. Conferences. Accepted for presentation at the Drug Information Association’s 19th Annual Workshop on Medical Communications; March 9-12, 2008. Buena Vista, FL.
  • Pazwash H, Baker RP, Gandhi MA. Industry Monitoring of Solicited Requests for Off-Label Medical Information. Accepted for presentation at the Drug Information Association’s 19th Annual Workshop on Medical Communications; March 9-12, 2008. Buena Vista, FL.

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