Veena S. Gandhi have practiced and served as a Obstetrician and Gynecologist in South New Jersey since 1972.
SYNOPSIS: Veena S. Gandhi, M.D., F.A.C.O.G., M.S.(OB/GYN)
15 Cedar Hill Court, Voorhees, NJ 08043
Office: 856-428-2522, Fax: 856-428-8022
Degree Graduation College University
High School March 1959
Pre-Medical May 1961 Patna Medical College Patna, India
M.B.,B.S. April 1966 Patna Medical College
M.D. in USA)
M.S. (Master of October 1969 Patna Medical College Patna, India
Passed E.C.F.M.G. February 1967 Cert.#085856
POST GRADUATE EDUCATION:
1. Internship (rotating) in OB/GYN, Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna, India, May 1966-March 1967.
2. Resident in OB/GYN, Patna Medical College Hospital, Patna, India, March 1967-October 1969.
3. Post-Graduate student in OB/GYN Dept., Patna, India. Completed OB/GYN Board Examination, September 1969.
4. Residency in OB/GYN, Temple University Hospital, Phila., PA, February 1970-June 1972.
EDU.HONORS AND AWARDS:
1. Wheeler’s Gold Medal for first in class standing in final MB, BS, (MD).
2. Gold Medal for best essay in Anatomy.
3. Honors in Pathology.
4. College Blue and College Best Awards in the Medical College for overall best student, academically and extracurricular, 1965-1966.
5. President of India award, 1966.
6. P.C. Tallent’s prize for aggregate standing first throughout medical school.
SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS:
1. College Merit Scholarship throughout medical school.
2. University Merit Scholarship throughout medical school.
RESEARCH AND PUBLICATIONS:
1. Research on “Liver Function Tests in Severe Anemia in Pregnancy.”
2. Assisted in publishing a paper on “Urinary Tract Infection in OB/GYN and “Total Dose Iron Infusion Therapy.”
3. Published a book, October 2012, “Creating a Miracle Child with Yoga”, Complete and Practical Guide for Expectant Parents. Available on Barnes and Noble, Amazon, and by calling 856-428-2522. Also available on the web at www.miraclechildwithprenatalyoga.com.
PRIVATE PRACTICE EXPERIENCE
1. Burlington County Memorial Hospital 1973-1975, Assistant Professor in Dept of OB/GYN
2. OB/GYN private solo practice 1975 to present at Virtua Health Systems and John F. Kennedy Health Systems, NJ
RESIDENCY TRAINING PARTICIPATION
1. Family Practice residency training - Virtua Health System – 1979-2002
2. OB/GYN residency training - Virtua Health System – 1983-2005
Recertified in OB/GYN in December 1989 by the Board of OB/GYN (USA)
1. Active Staff, Virtua Health System, Voorhees, NJ
2. Active Staff, John F. Kennedy Health Systems, Stratford, NJ
3. Member Camden County Medical Society – 1973-2004
4. American College of OB/GYN – 1971-present
5. NJ Society of OB/GYN
6. Patron – Association of American Indian Physicians since 1980’s
7. Board Member – Association of Indian Professionals (3 yrs)
8. Member of P.M. College Alumni Association
9. Member of Temple University Alumni Association in Philadelphia
10. Member IYAT (International Association of Yoga Therapists)
EXECUTIVE POSITIONS HELD
1. President – India Temple Association – 1991-1992 South Jersey
2. Vice President – V.H.P. of America – National Organization with 35 Chapters in 35 states – 8 years
3. Board of Directors for Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA (EVFA) since 2000 – 2012 - an educational service project for rural and remote villages of India
4. Chair - Event Committee – Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA – 3 years
5. Board of Directors – American Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Indian origin – 1 year
6. Chairman - HFRI – Health Foundation for Rural India – since 2012
1. Woman of Outstanding Achievement for 1994 by the Camden County Council of Girl scouts.
2. One of South Jersey’s 1994 best physicians by Camden County Courier Post.
3. “Bhakti Visharat” 1992 for dedicated service to community by “Iskcon”, Phila. (International Society for Krishna Consciousness).
4. Four Gold medals during Medical School education.
5. President of India Medal (Medal to the female who is the highest achiever in Medical School)
6. AAPI (Association of Physicians from India) awarded an honor for dedicated service for two decades to AAPI by Woman’s Forum in 2003.
7. “CIO” – Council of Indian Organizations of Delaware, Philadelphia and South Jersey awarded on 8/15/04 for the tireless service to the community for the last 30 years.
8. Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA, NJ Chapter, awarded in 2010 a plaque for extraordinary service for “literary movement” in the remote villages on India for the last ten years.
9. Awarded “Presidential Leadership Award” for the leadership in the Association of Physicians from India. This association is the largest Indian physicians association covering 40,000 physicians in USA.
10. “Lifetime Achievement Award”, for lifetime commitment to serving the community and dedication to charitable activities, from AIP (Asian Indian Professionals), Inc., 9/28/13.
1. Organized and ran Youth Program for 1st generation Indian youths to make them better citizens and better harmonize the multi-culture.
2. Taught human values and spiritual knowledge to 1st generation Indian youths for the last 13 years on a regular basis.
3. Conducted Summer Youth Conferences for Indian youths in different states in Eastern USA, imparting organizational skills, leadership roles, learning to deal with issues pertaining to them for 9 years.
4. Conducted and helped to organize live-in Summer Youth and Family Camp for Eastern states of USA for 11 years.
5. Provided career counseling for high school students at Eastern High School for 2 years.
6. Provided service to elderly citizens – Organized programs and services to the elderly during holidays in Lakewood of Voorhees Nursing Home from 1989-1995.
7. Taught yoga in the community to achieve better health, increase vital energy and mental poise by harmonizing body and mind since 1990 and also taught yoga at Virtua Health System in Voorhees since 1995 - 2010. Now conducting yoga classes locally.
8. Organized several yoga seminars, Pranayama seminars and mediation seminars for the community and patients utilizing a holistic approach to life with simple but very effective techniques.
9. Taught yoga to physicians at AAPI Conventions since 1995 to 2011.
10. Did research on “Menopause and Yoga” – Yoga as taught as complimentary medicine to women to enjoy and harmonize life.
11. Taught yoga at Rohrer Health Fitness Center for 9 months.
12. Served as originator and coordinator for “Free Medical Screening Program” for Indian community for 20 years.
13. Always keen to expose youths and others of this country to Eastern culture and other cultures. Presented several programs with Indian culture exposition at the Middle School and the High School in Voorhees, and speaker in several conferences.
14. For the last twelve years served as a Board of Director for Ekal Vidyalaya Foundation of USA. This Foundation helps literate and teaches preventive primary care for children in remote and tribal villages of India. As of 2013, there are 60,000 schools running throughout India.
15. 150th Birthday Celebration of Swami Vivekananda coordinator – V.H.P. – 2012-2013.
16. Now developing healthcare details for rural and tribal villages where Ekal Vidyalaya runs in India. (60,000 villages as of 2013)
17. Helping to improve health conditions of 53,000 remote villages in India through “Health Foundation for Rural India”.