Kirsti Weng Elder MD/MPH

Internal medicine doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Dr. Weng is the Section Chief of General Primary Care. She has over 25 years of experience caring for patients in primary care, urgent care and in the hospital. She is also a teacher of students and residents. As a leader in primary care re-design, she is passionate about practicing patient-centered medicine. She is a an advocate of Mindfulness Self-compassion to develop equanimity. She practices with an emphasis on musculoskeletal care as she feels fitness is the foundation of wellness. She is a leader in organizational change and physician management. She supports community health and care for the underserved. Outside of work she enjoys biking, reading and spending time with her 8 children.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Residency: Alameda County Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1988) CA
  • Internship: Alameda County Highland Hospital Internal Medicine Residency (1986) CA
  • Medical Education: Tulane University School of Medicine Registrar (1985) LA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (1988)
  • Board Certification, Geriatrics, American Board of Internal Medicine (1994)
  • MPH, Tulane University School of Public Heath and Tropical Medicine (1985)

  • Member, SGIM (2013 - Present)
  • Member, ACP (1988 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Medical Director, Express Care Clinic (2013 - 2019)
  • Medical Director, MayView Community Health Center (2019 - 2020)
  • Medical Director, Express Care Clinic (2023 - Present)
  • Section Chief, General Primary Care (2020 - 2023)


Specializing In

  • Sports Medicine
  • Stress Management and Anxiety

Practice Locations

Stanford Express Care Clinic - San Jose San Jose, CA
San Jose, CA

52 Skytop Street, Suite 10

San Jose , CA 95134

(669) 294-8888

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Stanford Express Care Clinic – Palo Alto Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, Suite 102, Suite 102

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 736-5211

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Stanford Primary Care in Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA

2518 Mission College Boulevard, Suite 101

Santa Clara , CA 95054

(408) 688-9720

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(126 reviews)

Dr. Elder listened, asked great questions and was very responsive. She also explained side effects and drug interactions. Great!
Dr. Kirsti Weng Elder is a great doctor. She is very professional, very knowledgeable, very patient. She has addressed my medical and health concerns very quickly, very thoroughly, very efficiently. I am happy to have her as a primary care physician.
I was impressed with Dr. Elder; she was very nice, and she made feel at ease.
She is wonderful. Warm, friendly, compassionate but most important is her knowledge. She's the best I've ever had and I've had many.
Dr. Kirsti Elder was very helpful. I am so grateful that we had a long time together.
I have the utmost respect for Dr. Elder's patience, understanding, and kindness. Whether I visited her onsite or via video, she always allowed me ample time to express my concerns and asked as many questions as needed. I am very grateful for her advice and many helpful information/resources that were provided to me.
Excellent doctor. Listens carefully, offers helpful feedback, and takes time to ask repeatedly “is there anything else†.
The video visit was excellent. I’m satisfied with Dr. Elder’s diagnosis and my prescribed medication.
Great doctor. The best at Stanford that I’ve had treatment with.
Dr Elder’s treatment works very well for me. She is detailed and shows personal care. She doesn’t show any of the arrogance that I have felt with several specialists at Stanford.
Extremely helpful
She is wonderful. Compassionate, knowledgable, practical. All the things I want in a doctor. I live in San Luis Obispo but if I needed to see her I would definitely drive up as I have for other doctors at Stanford
Great quality and care
Clear communication. Her work style matches mine.
She's great.
Dr. Elder is a very good doctor that always give correct diagnosis. She also is a very empathetic person. I trust her completely.
Very professional doctor. Takes the time to get to know me, always has useful & pertinent information. I never feel talked down to or ignored.
Very happy with her excellent service.
I really appreciate how real Dr Elder is. She really takes the time to listen and repeat back information. It is clear from her questions, clarifying remarks, and advice, that she genuinely cares about her patients.
She is very attentive and caring.
Dr. Elder is sweet and caring.
Great doctor!
Dr. Wing Elder is very professional also Stephanie and Christine helps me a lot!
I wish all of my friends who are having problems finding good medical in San Luis Obispo could have her for their doctor.
Always a good listener and very helpful in assessing my concerns
I would highly recommend Dr. Kirsti Elder to all my friends & relatives.
Doctor Elder is a very care and professional doctor.
Dr. Weng is attentive and knowledgeable, She is an excellent physician.
Excellent physician, listens to my concerns and addresses each one.
Caring and friendly; didn't mind questions and took the time to explain. Overall good experience.
Very professional and personal at the same time!
Dr. Elder Wang cares about my health and she is very professional too
She seems a good doctor who cares about her patients. My wife has her as her PCP, and now myself too. I hope she can take care of endocrinologic needs until I find replacement for my retiring endocrinologist.
As a patient I found Dr Elder to be an awesome doctor with experience that really helps.
Dr Kirsti Elder was very professional, articulate, and listened to my concerns. She also provided good information to me on things I might want to follow up on.
Dr. Kirsti Iolani Weng Elder is, in my opinion, a most excellent physician. I am grateful to have her as my PCP.
She is great
She is a great doctor
I really like Dr. Elder. She really listens to what I have to say and very friendly!
Dr. Kirsti Elder listened to patient’s health problems, she tried to understand patient’s thinking & decision, and provided patient with necessary care. Dr. Elder processed forward the next step care needs immediately; either made arrangement for next steps physical check up or sent a references to a specialist for patient’s care. I appreciated Dr. Elder trying to understands patient’s problems and needs, and provides the best hospital care for patients.
Dr. Elder always makes me feel like she is genuinely interested in my and my health. As good as mom.
I was extremely pleased with my visit today never in my history with Stanford have I had a doctor like today. I had had Tele visits with other doctors and coming into my visit today I had a few requests she was able to fill most if not all of them which is very rare. Given Covid still exists in my desire to have as few in person visits as possible this was an ideal situation. Thank you so much
Dr. Kirsti Elder is an excellent doctor. She listened to me very well and answered all my questions.
Professional knowledgeable thorough timely pleasant
She is excellent!
Dr. Elder is very helpful to me. She was willing to provide me with the extra help I needed in requesting and reviewing my hospital records. The results of her review revealed that I did not have the stroke that other doctors believed and based on that belief to keep postponing the foot surgery I badly needed. I am happy to be in Dr. Elder's care.
Dr. Elder is vert nice and answers my questions. This was my first visit with Dr Elder and I look forward to getting to know her better.
Dr. Elder spend time listening to my concerns. Since I was seeing her for the first time, I had many questions.
I think she's an excellent doctor! I love that she explains the medical science behind a recommendation; I also really like her manner. I had been looking for a PCP and am so happy to have found her!
Excellent visit thank you
I very much enjoyed our visit.
She was amazing
Great doctor and wonderful staff. Excellent customer service!
I appreciate her thorough explanations on my concerns and kept me well informed on what’s happening with me. My two video visits have been pleasant and productive. I learn a few things and she provides encouraging ways for me to get better and stay healthy.
Kirsti Elder is an excellent physician. She is thorough and easy to understand. I appreciate her attention to detail and the way she explains things in layman's turns.
She addressed my symptoms.
Dr. Wang Elder was kind, attentive and informative.
She is an excellent physician. Very thorough. I am appreciative she is my doctor.
I received top notch medical care today. I was seen right on time, the staff was professional and helpful. Dr. Elder gave me a thorough exam and addressed all of my medical needs. There were several. I have high expectations from Stanford and my expectations were far exceeded today. Thank you.
I had never seen her before, but her caring demeanor instantly put me at ease. She listened carefully to my concerns and we formulated a plan of action, I would gladly accept a visit with her again.
I really liked her.
She was kind, pleasant and helpful
Felt heard, not rushed. Very personable.
She Is an excellent PCP and care about my well-being
I enjoyed my first visit with Dr Elder. She put me at ease from the very beginning. It made it much easier to discuss my medical situation. She understood my problems and took action to help. For a first time meeting, she gave me a great sense of confidence that she will be a big help to me.
Thrilled to be in her care and part of her practice. Very thorough and effective doctor.
Very impressed.
Good listener and sympathetic to my concern. Pleasing personality. I feel comfortable talking to her.
Dr. kirsti elder is an excellent, knowledgeable and caring doctor for me.
Thank you.
She is nice and very detailed.
I really liked her!!
Dr. Elder has much experience and education to make her perfect for the position she holds. I was unable to find a primary care physician in San Luis Obispo because so many doctors have retired or otherwise left the area. Not to say that there aren't doctors but more that having worked in a major medical complex at University of WA and having had major surgery at Stanford, I was not please with the available choices. I researched a number of physicians affiliated with Stanford and chose Dr. Elder because of her variety of experience, the location at which she practices. After meeting her online this afternoon, I am incredibly pleased with. my choice. She represents all that I feel is important for doctors but particularly for primary care doctors. She is clear spoken, asks pertinent questions, takes time to listen, and is extremely pleasant personally. I am looking forward to meeting her in person in the near future.
So impressed! Outstanding physician!
Kristi Elder is a professional with common sense and friendly attitude.
Doctor Weng is very helpful and friendly.
Dr. Elder was terrific! She listened to me, asked me questions and was able to advise me on what condition I had. She prescribed (non RX) a protocol for the next several days and alleviated my fears that I had a return gastric ulcer. Dr. Elder was very compassionate, kind, reassuring and confident without being intimidating.
Great doctor. Thorough and compassionate. I couldn’t be more pleased.
I am most grateful for Dr. Elder’s thoughtfulness and concern to work through a complicated situation. Thank you!
Very helpful
Dr. Kirsti Weng is a very caring and sympathetic doctor who is also so knowledgeable. Dr. Weng really took her time examining me to find the root of my issues.
Thank you!
Excellent! Dr. Kirstie Elder really works at finding the cause of my frequent UTI’s by looking at my records and searching for clues. She is very personable and helpful.
Good experience.
Dr. Weng was excellent. I felt a real sense of working together to find a solution.
One of the best healthcare dr. I have ever met. Glad to have Dr. Weng for my PHCP.
very nice and professional
excellent provider!
I would love to have her as my primary care provider.
my provider showed genuine concern about my chief compliant. she was very personable
4. Care provider made sure I authorized her recommended procedure. Many MD's won't do this.
Had a really great and helpful interaction; she listened to me and took me seriously, advised me not to worry but that she would look at everything possible in order to be thorough and give me peace of mind
My visit went very well: thorough explanations of follow-up care, courteous and professional demeanor.
informative and kind and reassuring
Great care I feel well treated.
Dr. Weng was truly awesome.
I received a follow-up call a few days later & I felt confident everyone I connected with cared about my good health.
Dr. Kirsti Weng was kind, patient listened to me and something about her demeanor reassured me and I felt an enormous sense of relief.
Dr. Elder was friendly and included me in the decision process the whole way.
Dr. Weng knowing she was running behind for so long - Should have the intuitive of getting another dr. to see she shouldn't have to seeing one patient for over an hour - Leave another waiting for so long.
Dr. Weng-Elder is phenomenal. She's intelligent and intuitive simultaneously, and she's kind and encouraging as well. I always ask for an appointment with her when I have to visit Express Care. She reminds me of a GP or family practitioner of days gone by -- she listens extremely well and like a detective, she is able (with the patient's input) to ferret out the solution for a given problem. I wish she could be my doctor of record. She really is outstanding.
dr Weng was very straightforward and very helpful
I felt very well cared for by Dr Weng and was very glad I came in to the clinic.
Dr Weng talked more about her daughter attending UOP than seeing to my problem. For the duration of my visit, she talked to me about my issue maybe 5 minutes. She asked me, "what do you want to do with your issue?" I was thinking, what? I came here to get expert suggestions. If I knew, I would of done it myself. Truly disappointing. I hope to never see her. She wasn't very helpful.
Personable and caring.
Dr. Elder was exceptional in her care and in involving me in my care.
All-in-all, an above-average experience going to the doctor. If this were not an "Express Care" clinic, I would push for this to become my primary care physician's office.
I am very happy meeting a kind & a good lister provider. I like to thank Dr. Weng from my bottom of my heart & again thanks for all your follow up and kindness.
My physician was outstanding in terms of professionalism. care and concern.
I especially appreciated that she didn't appear rushed.
this care provider was excellent-putting me at ease and a true human being. A unique Doctor and special person Thank you for excellent experience.
I felt like this Doctor was talking down to me and did not listen to me...
Waiting on my follow up but I would HIGHLY recommend her to anyone (already have)
Dr. Weng listened to my concerns, as minor as they were, with full attention & made sure I was OK before I left.
The dr. got me into an ENT that very day. She answered all my questions gave an exam then sent me to the ENT who quickly diagnosed me and I was soon on the road to recovery.
Doctor was very thorough, thoughtful and caring.
Dr. Elder took excellent care of me. I wear hearing aids and due to illness I was suddenly totally deaf - scary - and she made me feel better.
I wish this doctor could be my PCP she was amazing
Everyone was so kind and explained what they were doing
Dr. Elder is the best! I hope she can be my PCP at Stanford!
Fellow dr. was excellent. Senior doctor was so-so.
I was told I would get a telephone call from the orthopedics department for a follow-up appointment later in the day or following day. After several days no call came so I called orthopedics myself to make the appointment.
Dr. Weng has exceptional bedside manner and caring.

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