Rachna Bhandari, MD, PhD

Dermatologist – Hardy Oak

Rachna Bhandari, MD, PhD is a board-certified Dermatologist and diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology. She is excited to have joined Dr. Vivian Bucay where she can offer personalized care for her patients. She moved with her husband Amitabh Bhandari, an anesthesiologist, along with their two sons from Chapel Hill, NC.

Rachna Bhandari, MD, PhD

Dr. Bhandari’s Educational Background

Dr. Bhandari was born in India and came to the US with her parents and two sisters at 6 months of age. She grew up in Staten Island, NY and completed her Bachelors in Science in both Biochemistry and Chemistry at the Honors College at the City University of New York, College of Staten Island in 2003. She was then accepted into a combined physician scientist training program at the State University of New York, Downstate Medical Center. This program combines the complete training of medicine, culminating in the MD degree, along with intensive research, which Dr. Bhandari focused her research in learning and memory under the direction of Dr. Todd Sacktor and obtained her PhD in Neural and Behavioral Sciences.

While in the graduate portion of her studies, her father developed bullous pemphigoid, an immunoblistering disorder which peaked her interest in Dermatology. She did her internship in Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, joined the dermatology residency training program at the University of Buffalo and then completed the final two years of her training at the University of North Carolina.

You may see Dr. Bhandari and her husband on a re-run of the Newlywed game show!

Patient Testimonial

“I’m Teresa M. Greenblum:
I have had an excellent experience from all the staff, specially from Dr. Rachna Bhandari, with an outstanding diagnosis follow up, with so much kindness. Her professionalism and knowledge regarding my skin desease provide me all the healing treatment that gave the actual solution for my skin condition.
Many thanks”

– María Teresa Madero Lafarga

Schedule Your Dermatology Consultation In San Antonio!

Dr. Rachna Bhandari serves patients at our Hardy Oak location for PRP, Ear Lobe Repair and Miradry. Call 210.370.9995 to schedule your consultation today.

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 12pm
Closed Saturday & Sunday
(Lunch: 12:30pm – 1:30pm)

Schedule A Consultation



01. Get to know Dr. Bucay, Dr. Bhandari and Dr. Noorily.

02. Help her understand you and your goals.

03. Learn about our services and specialties.

“Very comfortable environment, all staff very were very professional, and Dr. Bucay was a delight. She is an artist with the skills and compassion that focus specifically on the clients needs. Dr. Bucay is amazing.”

–Jorie K.


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