Seema Gandhi, MD, turns the valve of a smaller E-cylinder of nitrous oxide, which will still be used in OR anesthesia.


Highlighting the efforts of our department and our commitment toward climate action and decarbonization.

Dr. Seema Gandhi, the pioneer

Dr. Seema Gandhi is an anesthesiologist and medical director of sustainability at UCSF Health, playing an instrumental role in environmental efforts that make UCSF a leader in sustainable health care. At UCSF, she has engaged colleagues to eliminate desflurane, an anesthetic gas with the highest global warming potential, and spearheaded a multidisciplinary team to decrease direct emissions of greenhouse gases from the operating room. 

Learn more about UCSF's sustainability team.