Sumanth Gandra, MD, MPH

Sumanth Gandra, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Sumanth Gandra is the General infectious diseases attending, Barnes-Jewish Hospital Associate Hospital Epidemiologist and serves as a member of the WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines.

Dr. Gandra specializes in clinical and public health research with a special focus on antibiotic use, antibiotic resistance surveillance and healthcare epidemiology in resource limited settings especially in India. His research is mainly funded by CDC and WHO. His ongoing CDC funded projects in India include- EPHOBI (Epidemiology and Preventability of Hospital Onset Bacteremia in Two hospitals in India) study and CRESCENT (Carbapenem Resistant Enterobacterales Surveillance in Two Intensive Care Units in India) study. He attends on the general infectious diseases, general medicine, and bone and joint services teaching fellows, residents, and students. He also sees patients in general infectious diseases clinic.

I am currently mentoring doctoral candidates, infectious disease fellows and undergraduate students in field of antimicrobial resistance in low and middle-income countries.

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Patients seen at

Infectious Diseases Clinic
620 South Taylor Ave., Suite 100
St. Louis, MO 63110

  • MBBS – Medicine: Osmania Medical College, Hyderabad, Telangana, India (2004)
  • MPH – Community Medicine: Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY (2007)
  • MD – Infectious Diseases Fellowship: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA (2013)
  • Medical Microbiology Fellowship: University of Chicago/NorthShore University HealthSystem, Chicago, IL (2018)

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Infectious Diseases

Dr. Gandra serves as a member of the WHO Expert Committee on the Selection and Use of Essential Medicines.

Selected Publications
  1. Sulis G, Batomen B, Kotwani A, Pai M, Gandra S. Sales of antibiotics and hydroxychloroquine in India during the COVID-19 epidemic: An interrupted time series analysis. PLoS medicine. 2021 Jul 1;18(7):e1003682.
  2. Sulis G, Sayood S, Gandra S. Antimicrobial resistance in low-and middle-income countries: current status and future directions. Expert review of anti-infective therapy. 2021 Jul 4
  3. Sulis G, Adam P, Nafade V, Gore G, Daniels B, Daftary A, Das J, Gandra S*, Pai M*. Antibiotic prescription practices in primary care in low-and middle-income countries: A systematic review and meta-analysis. PLoS medicine. 2020 Jun 16;17(6):e1003139. (*equal contribution)

Bibliography – Sumanth Gandra

Languages: English,Telugu, Hindi