Father, husband, primary care doctor, & community advocate.
I have spent my life advocating and fighting for working families and children.
I am a Houston born, first-generation American. I am the son of immigrants. I’m a husband, a father to two children, and a doctor to the underserved and uninsured. Growing up, my father, a pharmacist, started a small business in home healthcare. As a child, I watched as he provided discounted medication and nursing for families that couldn’t afford it.
He inspired me, yet I was disheartened: these working families deserved better.
Since then, my life has been driven by these core values: dignity, fairness, opportunity, and duty.
These values drove me to seek a career in medicine. And it was the stories and experiences of my patients, their families, and their communities that made me an advocate.
As a Fulbright scholar, I worked in one of the world’s largest landfills and saw families organize to obtain access to clean water. As an Albert Schweitzer Fellow, I focused on nutrition among the working poor in Boston. During my residency in New Orleans, we organized around gun violence and social determinants of health. After residency, Monisha and I decided it was time to come back home to Texas.
Here, I work as a primary care doctor for the underserved. I have the deep privilege to listen to the stories of hardworking families; the overwhelming narrative is one of strength and courage. These are the stories that have motivated me to be out front with so many on passing paid sick leave, fighting for separated families at the border, testifying at the Capitol to improve access to mental health screenings, and building systems to address region-wide social and political determinants of health.
Following the example of my father, I promised myself that I would dedicate the rest of my life to being a voice for those that never get a seat at the table.
I will fight relentlessly to ensure your voices are heard in Congress.
– PRITESH GANDHI
Make your voice heard!
I believe in people and their narratives. People power this campaign.
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