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Medical Education

Madhavi Dandu, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

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533 Parnassus Ave
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Madhavi Dandu is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine. She received her undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and medical degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She completed her residency training in the Categorical Medicine Program at UCSF in 2003. Afterwards, Dr. Dandu attended the University of California, Berkeley and received a Masters in Public Health with a focus on international health and health and human rights. Prior to returning to UCSF, Dr. Dandu spent two years back at the University of Michigan with the Department of Medicine in the hospitalist group providing inpatient clinical care to patients and teaching residents and medical students. At UCSF, Dr. Dandu spends time on the inpatient medicine wards and neurosurgical consult services supervising and teaching medical students and residents. Her main nonclinical areas of focus are in global health education, curriculum development, and mentorship. She is Associate Director of the Pathways to Discovery Program in Global Health, a cross-University program designed to prepare UCSF undergraduate and graduate trainees to be successful in global health careers. Additionally, she is Associate Director of the Masters of Science in Global Health. The MS in Global Health is a one-year, designed for students or practitioners in a health science profession or related field who wish to achieve mastery and leadership skills in the field of global health. Finally, she directs the Global Health Area of Distinction for the Internal Medicine Residency. In this capacity she coordinates international experiences of residents, assists with their scholarly projects, and provides curriculum for those committed to careers in global health. Madhavi continues to provide mentoring and occasional lectures at UC Berkeley School of Public Health in the one-year Interdisciplinary MPH program and to pursue her research interests in human rights education and global public health.

  1. Kohlwes RJ, Cornett P, Dandu M, Julian K, Vidyarthi A, Minichiello T, Shunk R, Jain S, Harleman E, Ranji S, Sharpe B, O'Sullivan P, Hollander H. Developing educators, investigators, and leaders during internal medicine residency: the area of distinction program. J Grad Med Educ. 2011 Dec; 3(4):535-40.
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  2. Dandu M. Trainee safety in global health. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 Aug; 26(8):826-7.
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  3. Gupta R, Dandu M, Packel L, Rutherford G, Leiter K, Phaladze N, Korte FP, Iacopino V, Weiser SD. Depression and HIV in Botswana: a population-based study on gender-specific socioeconomic and behavioral correlates. PLoS One. 2010; 5(12):e14252.
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  4. Bump GM, Dandu M, Kaufman SR, Shojania KG, Flanders SA. How complete is the evidence for thromboembolism prophylaxis in general medicine patients? A meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials. J Hosp Med. 2009 May; 4(5):289-97.
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