A review board composed of senior editors of Modern Healthcare selected the finalists by judging the candidates on a broad range of criteria, including their willingness to share their expertise with others in the field, to serve as role models or mentors to others, and their ability and power to effect change.
Gandhi also holds an appointment as associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. This is the first time she has appeared on the Top 25 Women in Healthcare list. Earlier this year, she was included in Modern Healthcare's list of 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders. In August 2014, she was included in the magazine's list of 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare.