Rishi K. Gandhi, MD, FAAD

Rishi Gandhi MD, a native of Dayton, Ohio, is a double-fellowship trained, double board-certified dermatologist who specializes in skin cancer management with Mohs and Reconstructive Surgery, cosmetic surgical procedures, and minimally-invasive aesthetic enhancement.

In addition, he also offers comprehensive care for a full range of medical dermatology conditions.

Dr. Gandhi completed his medical degree and dermatology residency at Wright State University, where he received the Alpha Omega Alpha award for academic excellence and was selected as chief resident in his final year of residency.  During residency, he also trained with leading experts in melanoma and skin pathology at Yale University, University of California-San Francisco, and University of Texas-Houston. He served as Clinical Instructor at the University of Pittsburgh Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Health Center, and also as the Director of Cosmetic & Laser Dermatology at the University of Cincinnati.

Dr. Gandhi completed two additional fellowships in Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery and Mohs Micrographic Surgery. These are both very competitive and intensive post-graduate procedural fellowships. Dr. Gandhi is among the very few dermatologists in the entire country to have this distinguished surgical and procedural training background which ensures that patients under his care will be receiving the highest level of expertise available.

He completed a Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery Fellowship at the Gateway Aesthetic Institute, an accredited program by the American Society for Dermatologic Surgery (ASDS). This institution is the largest laser and cosmetic surgery practice in the United States led by dermatologist and pioneer Dr. Mark Taylor.  Dr. Gandhi gained expertise with over 70 specialty laser and energy devices to provide the best treatments for skin rejuvenation and helping patients look their best at every age with the most innovative methods and latest technologies.  

Subsequently, he completed a fellowship in Mohs Micrographic Surgery, Cutaneous Oncology, and Reconstructive Surgery at the University of Louisville. Mohs surgery is the most precise and specialized surgical treatment of skin cancer that offers the highest cure rate followed by reconstructive surgery to restore a patient’s normal appearance after having a skin cancer removed. This fellowship is accredited by both the American College of Mohs Surgery (ACMS) and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). During fellowship he operated on numerous cases with renown experts in Dermatologic Surgery, Oculoplastic Surgery, and Facial Plastic Surgery.

Dr. Gandhi is dedicated to maintaining lifelong expertise and has established himself as a leader in the field of surgical and cosmetic dermatology. He continues hands on training with leading experts from across the world. One of Dr. Gandhi’s greatest passion is education, and enjoys mentoring medical students and residents. He serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Dermatology at Wright State University, and also affiliated with Kettering Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital.

The field of dermatology is rapidly evolving, and Dr. Gandhi is committed to giving his patient’s the most specialized and advanced care. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two boys, playing tennis, traveling, and exploring photography.

Rishi Ghandi MD


Doctor of Medicine
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine, Dayton, Ohio

Bachelor of Arts, History, magna cum laude
Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

Postgraduate Training

Fellowship: Mohs Micrographic Surgery & Dermatologic Oncology
ACGME & ACMS Accreditation
University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

Fellowship: Cosmetic Dermatologic Surgery
ASDS Accreditation
Gateway Aesthetic Institute & Laser Center, Salt Lake City, Utah

Residency: Dermatology
Chief Resident
Wright State University Department of Dermatology, Dayton, Ohio

Internship: Internal Medicine
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio

Board Certification

Diplomate, Dermatology
American Board of Dermatology

Diplomate, Micrographic Dermatologic Surgery
American Board of Dermatology

Awards and Honors

Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Honor Medical Society
Wright State University

Ohio Dermatological Association
1st year and 3rd Year Dermatology Resident Award

American Academy of Dermatology Medical Student Award

Professional Memberships

Publications and lectures

Dr. Gandhi has published numerous articles and book chapters in dermatology journals and textbooks. He has been an invited speaker and lectured at local, national, and international meetings. He has recently been featured in a monthly broadcast of “Dialogues in Dermatology,” by the Journal of American Academy of Dermatology and the Dermatology Show on Sirius XM Doctor Radio. He is an active investigator and collaborator on several research projects involving the newest technologies in skincare, injectables, and laser/energy devices.

Dandekar, MN, Gandhi, RK. “Neoplastic Dermatology.” Review of Dermatology, 1st Edition, Elsevier, London, 2016.

Obagi, S. Gandhi, RK. “Skin Rejuventation.” Maxillofacial Surgery, 3rd Edition, Elsevier: London, 2016.

Gandhi RK, McCall M Jr. Modified Subcuticular Primary Closure: A novel and highly efficient surgical technique. In Progress

Edelman A, Brown TS, Gandhi RD, Gandhi RK. Anorectal Melanoma Misdiagnosed as Hemorrhoids: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, April 2021

Gandhi RK, Brown TS. Iatrogenic Cervicofacial Subcutaneous Emphsyema: An uncommon dental complication that dermatologists must recognize. Dermatologic Surgery, 2020

Ulman CA, Palmer Dg, Trevino JJ, Olsen TG, Krishnamurthy S, Gandhi RK. Acute Generalized Exanthematous Pustulosis Induced by Clopidogrel. International Journal of Dermatology. Oct 2014;53(10):e461-2.

Ulman C, Trevino JJ, Gandhi RK. Herpes Zoster in a 2-Year Old Vaccinated Against Varicella. Dermatology Online Journal. Jan 2014 15:20(1)

Ulman C, Trevino JJ, Miller M, Gandhi RK. Fish Odor Syndrome: A case report of Trimethylaminuria. Dermatology Online Journal. Jan 2014 15;20(1): 21260.

Gandhi RK, Darabi K, Coloe J, Peters S, Zirwas M. Wells Syndrome (eosinophilic cellulitis), a clinical imitator of bacterial cellulitis. Journal of Clinical & Aesthetic Dermatology. July 2011;4 (7): 55-57.

Gandhi RK, Bechtel M, Peters S, Zirwas M, Darabi K. Pancreatic panniculitis in a patient with BRCA2 mutation and metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. International Journal of Dermatology. Dec 2010; 49(12):1419-2.

Gandhi RK, Pickup T, Sheth PB. Is Etanercept safe for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C Virus infection? Archives of Dermatology. Oct 2020; 146(10): 1151-2.

Gandhi RK, Pickup T, Sheth PB. Is Etanercept safe for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in a patient with chronic hepatitis C virus infection? Archives of Dermatology. Oct 2010; 146(10):1151-2.

Gandhi RK, Rosenberg AS, Somach SS. Merkel Cell Polyomavrius: an update. Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. Dec 2009; 36(12): 1327-1329.

Rubin DT, Gandhi RK, Hetzel JT, Kinnear SH, Aronsohn A, Wood G, Yadron N. Do Colorectal Cancer Patients Understand that their Family is at Risk? Digestive Diseases and Sciences. Nov 2009; 54(11): 2473-2483.

Gandhi RK. Laser Basic Science and Clinical Applications. Wright State University Department of Dermatology, Dayton Ohio. Nov 13 2020.

Gandhi RK. 2020 Update on Soft Tissue Augmentation Complications. Wright State Department of Dermatology, Dayton, OH, Oct 9 2020.

Gandhi RK, Desai, S, Brodell, RT. Navigating the Changing Landscape of Dermatology in 2020. Dialogues in Dermatology, Oct 1, 2020 Webinar. Wright State Department of Dermatology, Dayton, OH, Sept 18, 2020.

Gandhi, RK. Invited Panelist, Starting your Own Dermatology Practice: Expert Panel Discussion, ODAC Dermatology and Surgical Conference. July 1 2020 Webinar.

Gandhi RK. Laser Resurfacing: Practical approaches and case studies. Skinsanity Dermatology Meeting, Austin TX, Sept 19, 2019

Gandhi RK. Botulinum Toxin A: A review and advancd clinical applications. University of Louisville Division of Dermatology, Louisville KY, October 11, 2019.

Gandhi RK. Vascular Laser Basic Science & Clinical Applications. University of Louisville Division of Dermatology, Louisville KY, November 8, 2019.

Gandhi RK. Soft Tissue Augmentation: Complications and Tips for Successful outcomes. University of Louisville Division of Dermatology, Louisville KY, December 13 2019

Gandhi RK, Brown TS. Advanced Suturing techniques in Dermatologic Surgery. University of Louisville, Department of Dermatology, Aug 7 2019

Gandhi RK Rieder E. Skin Cancer: Melanoma and Squamous Cell Carcinoma. Doctor Radio Sirius XM. March 28, 2019.

Gandhi RK, Taylor MB. Successful Fractional 1064nm Laser Treatment of Port Wine Stain Vascular Malformation. American Society for Laser Surgery and Medicine, April 6 2017, San Diego CA.

Gandhi RK, Alikhan MA. Botulinum Toxin-A: Basic Science and Review of Advanced Injectable Technique, Feb 11 2016.

Gandhi RK. Chemical Peeling Resurfacing. University of Cincinnati Department of Dermatology, Sept 22 2015.

Gandhi RK. Dermatologic and Cosmetic Surgery Review. University of Pittsburgh Department of Dermatology, October 15 2015.

Gandhi RK, Krishnamurthy S, Beck G, Gandhi R. Primary Anorectal Melanoma. Gross and Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, 72nd Dermatology Meeting, Denver, Colorado. March 22, 2014.

Gandhi RK, Trevino JJ, Palmer DG, Olsen TG. Adult-Onset Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. Ohio Dermatological Association 30th Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio. October 25-27, 2013.

Gandhi RK, Olsen TG, Trevino JJ, Kellawan K. Primary Inoculation Blastomycosis in a Veterinarian. Gross and Microscopic Dermatology Symposium, 70th Annual American Academy of Dermatology Meeting, San Diego, California. March 17, 2012.

Gandhi RK, Kedia R, Trevino JJ, Gandhi RD. Sulfasalazine Associated DRESS Syndrome. Dayton Area Graduate Medical Education Consortium (DAGMEC) 13th Annual Resident Research Forum, Dayton, Ohio. April 26, 2012.

Gandhi RK, Bechtel M, Zirwas M, Darabi K. Pancreatic panniculitis in a patient with BRCA2 mutation and metastatic pancreatic adenocarcinoma. Ohio Dermatological Association, 26th Annual Meeting, Colum- bus, Ohio. October 16- 18, 2009.

Gandhi RK, Trevino, JJ. Skin Cancer Screenings in Dayton, Ohio: A Retrospective Analysis of the 2008 AAD Skin Cancer Screenings. Ohio Dermatological Association, 25th Annual Meeting, Columbus, Ohio. September 26-28, 2008