Dr. Gandotra brings in a wealth of knowledge in the field of psychiatry, addiction medicine, managed care, and leadership. He is a highly accomplished and well-known expert in the field of psychiatry. Double-boarded in psychiatry and addiction medicine, he serves as behavioral health medical director at Laguna treatment Center.

After completing psychiatry training at prestigious Western Psychiatric Hospital, Dr. Gandotra joined the clinical faculty at the University of Pittsburgh where he precepted residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, psychology students, and PhD students while providing quality evidence-based care and authoring numerous publications. He spent 15 years in academia before moving to California in 2020. He took on medical directorship/leadership roles at a managed care company and various hospital settings prior to joining Laguna Treatment Center in 2021. He also holds a voluntary faculty position at UCR to continue his passion for teaching.

Dr. Gandotra’s interests include the interplay of mental health and substance use disorders, relapse prevention, and emergency and inpatient psychiatry. He strongly believes in the biopsychosocial model of behavioral health and strives to provide individualized and holistic treatment planning rather than a one-size-fits-all approach. In his spare time, Dr. Gandotra enjoys spending time with his family and on a tennis court.