Rikesh Gandhi, MD

Elbow, Hand, Upper Extremity

Rikesh Gandhi, MD

Direct Phone
(703) 769-8430

Undergraduate School
Boston College

Medical School
Duke University School of Medicine

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Hand, Upper Extremity & Microvascular Surgery
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Arlington Office
2800 Shirlington Rd
Suite 1100
Arlington, VA 22206

Fairfax Office
3299 Woodburn Road
Suite 480
Fairfax, VA 22003


A native of Long Island, New York, Dr. Gandhi graduated with honors from Boston College and completed medical school at Duke University School of Medicine. Dr. Gandhi moved to Philadelphia to pursue his residency in orthopaedic surgery at the University of Pennsylvania, during which he was awarded grants from the American Foundation for Surgery of the Hand to study novel methods of measuring hand motion. He then completed an additional year of fellowship training in Hand and Microvascular Surgery at Harvard Medical School at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical in Boston, where he gained expertise in the latest hand trauma, microsurgery and arthroscopic techniques.

Throughout his career, Dr. Gandhi has published numerous manuscripts and book chapters and has presented his research at national meetings, including the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Gandhi is a candidate member of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and a Fellow Member of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.

Dr. Gandhi treats a multitude of hand and upper extremity conditions including overuse injuries, nerve problems, tendon injuries, arthritis, sports and work-related injuries, and fractures. He has additional expertise in endoscopic carpal tunnel release and wrist arthroscopy.

“I believe a patient-centered approach is essential to quality care. I enjoy getting to know my patients and understanding their specific problem. I believe it is critical to explore both nonsurgical and surgical options in order to find the right treatment. Ultimately, seeing my patients get back to doing the things they love drives my passion for hand surgery.”

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