Lucy (Goddard) Kalanithi

Lucy (Goddard) Kalanithi

Internal medicine doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2010)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Hospital -Clinical Excellence Research Center (2014) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Graduate Medical Education Office (2010) CA
  • Internship: UCSF Medical Center (2008) CA
  • Medical Education: Yale School Of Medicine (2007) CT

Honors & Awards
  • "the one hundred" Honoree, Mass General Cancer Center (2017)
  • ACP Chapter Outstanding Associate Award, American College of Physicians, Northern California (2009)
  • Caregiver Award, Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (2015)
  • Community Service Award, UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program (2010)
  • Excellence in Service Award (Medical Staff Awards), Stanford Health Care (2021)
  • Fellow (FACP), American College of Physicians (2013)
  • Gold-Headed Cane Society Lecture, UCSF / Alpha Omega Alpha (2019)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (2007)


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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Patient Reviews

(88 reviews)

Dr Kalanithi had perfect communication. She understood immediately my problem and worked with me to address my urgent medical need and find a treatment plan that I felt totally comfortable with. What more could you. possibly want from a doctor? She was great. I really liked her. If my primary care doc retires soon can I love to have her as my primary!!!!!
She’s amazing. So knowledgeable, supremely competent, and an uncommon combination of warm and efficient. Most doctors sacrifice one for the other in some way, mostly in favor of efficiency.
Thank you so much Dr. Lucy Goddard-Kalnithi! You are an awesome physician. I appreciate your help in getting Paxlovid to kick some covid butt. I appreciate you letting me know how best to take it to protect my health and that of the people around me. I wish I could hire you for my primary care doctor. I hope you stay safe and are able to keep doing the awesome work you doing! Five gold stars!
She was excellent- super receptive and explained everything well.
great care, very caring and efficient
Very helpful and informative.
I felt she was a wonderful clinician for me. I was reassured that she would do the right treatment and just the fact that she read my history (which is complicated) was very important. She listened to me and understood my complaints. I hope to get her again if I need express care.
She is very thorough and kind. I appreciate her bedside manner.
Thank you for your help
She was very comforting and thorough. She sounded like genuinely cared.
Very good at explaining and caring!
Very personable
Delightful person, genuine concern, and willing to take all time necessary to address the problem
Thank you so much for being understanding and empathetic. I appreciate the extra time to answer my questions
She is excellent! Caring and knowledgeable!
She was helpful and reassuring
Very personable physician. Very helpful.
I was wondering if she was taking new patients. I was very impressed with her ability to both be genuine and address my personal needs. She answered every question I had & gave me everything I needed to feel confident I would have what I needed to get well.
Efficient and friendly!
Lucy was very kind and understanding. Thank you!
She was extremely professional and very helpful.
She was very professional and courteous.
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi is an excellent doctor. I’ll be so sad if she leaves Stanford because that video visit was the best I had. She never rushed and she was well prepared before the visit. The answers and information she provided to me gave me peace of mind.
You did a great job I am feeling a lot better today
Dr. Kalanithi was incredibly helpful and not only gave medical advice but also helped me to find a solution for a problem I was having accessing care wihout a car. I can't say enough positive things about her professionalism, empathy, and thoroughness.
Your patient bedside manner is excellent. I found you easy to work with, efficient, easy to understand, supportive, calming, reassuring.
She was great, caring, concerned, helpful, supportive, and very precise in her care for me. Was great to listen to me about my health and concerns and advised me after that on what she will be sending my way.
I had a very good experience. Dr. Kalanithi is very knowledgeable and kind. She thoroughly evaluated my symptoms and gave me a treatment to improve it. Thank you!
Lucy Kalanithi was extraordinary.
Dr. Kalamithi was great! Thank you!!!
Lucy was professional, friendly, and really cares for her patient. She is detailed and listen very patiently to our situation and concerns. She also tried to understand our needs and care for my father's condition. Lucy is awesome! We really appreciate her! Thank you Lucy!
She was amazing! Compassionate, knowledgeable, a great listener and very clear explainer.
Dr. Goddard Kalanithi was very nice and understanding and immediately put me at ease. What felt like a big problem to me felt manageable when speaking with her. I felt confident in her ability as a doctor to choose the best way to treat my problem.
Dr Kalanithi is awesome
Dr. Lucy K. is wonderful (Express Care)
Dr. Kalanithi was an incredibly, thoughtful physician who took time off to care for us as people, not just patients. Though I was primarily there to confirm a diagnosis, she went above and beyond in trying to provide options of symptom relief, warning signs, and even helping me find a primary care provider to suit my unique needs.
Dr. Kalanithi was very warm, caring, knowledgeable, and informative. She spent a lot of time with me and was very concerned about my problem. I liked her very much.
Dr Kalanithi was great. It's always hard to have an appointment for sensitive concerns. She was not judgmental and instead was supportive and considerate. A surprisingly positive experience in the face of a negative need to be seen.
Dr. Kalanithi was phenomenal.
One of the best providers had in a long time!
Dr. Kalanithi was terrific - she was warm, friendly, a good listener, knowledgeable, and really cared about getting me well. She had her nurse Kelly, followed up with me after my appointment, to be sure I was feeling better.
Dr. Lucy (Goddard) Kalanithi is phenomenal. I felt listened to with compassion and also stellar knowledge. It reminded me of care on the East Coast in Boston. Efficient but thorough and with excellence.
Amazing, very caring doctor.
I really appreciate the time the physician took to explain me the reasons behind the diagnosis and what should be the next steps.
Excellent care provider.
Outstanding doctor.
Dr. K. is exceptional.
Initially, I worked with a very nice resident who went through my symptoms & tests - He was gracious & patient & will certainly be a great provider. Dr. Kalanithi was fantastic - confirmed my diagnosis.
thoughtful, patient and empathetic
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi's care and concern were exceptional -- thank you!
Dr. Kalanithi was so kind, so caring, and so professional.
Dr. Kalanithi was efficient with my time while making me feel like my concerns were heard and treated.
Dr. Kalanithi is the best doctor I have come into contact with in my entire life. I never fill out surveys like this but my visit with her was too wonderful to not share. Dr. Kalanithi spent ample time with me asking about what happened to me, thoroughly explaining each and every part of my experience, and advising me with the best next steps. I left the appointment feeling so grateful. She was so patient and listened to all of my concerns and you can tell she REALLY CARED. It was not just a rush to get from one patient to the next. I remember telling my husband after the appointment "I wish she could be my doctor forever, for everything!" Just an absolutely TERRIFIC doctor. Thank you!!!
Dr. Kalanithi was extremely thorough in her investigation of my problem.
Dr. Kalanithi was caring, clear and direct with her examination of me. She made me feel comfortable yet also displayed confidence and knowledge and allowed me to ask questions.
Exceptional in thorough questioning that inspired confidence in her care.
Dr. Kalanithi went above and beyond to address my issue. I cannot express how tremendously grateful I am that she took immediate action and was enormously meticulous in her assessment & research. This is one doctor I will always be eternally grateful for.
Physician was great & courteous & she made a very good effort to address my health needs.
Dr Kalanithi was engaging and competent. A real pleasure and put me at easy.
Very good.
My wife and I loved her and would recommend her!
very happy, great doctor
She was very compassionate, knowledgeable, she took care of everything I needed and more. Thank you Dr. Kalanithi.
My Dr for the visit was so caring, professional, and helpful. friendly, polite, respectful..wonder human being. Thank goodness for Docs like her. She made it clear that if at any point I felt pain, she would immediately stop, which made me feel comfortable with her. Also, she went through my chart to inform me I actually had low iron based on recent test results ordered by another Dr. This is incredibly helpful since this was not a reason for the visit, yet she cared about my overall health to make sure to guide me in that area after we addressed my initial reason for visit. I feel incredibly thankful to have meet her that day, wouldn't have wanted anyone else to be treating me.
I very much enjoyed my encounter with Dr. Goddard Kalanithi. If she were accepting patients for primary care, I would switch to her in a heartbeat!
Dr. Kalinithi is compassionate and showed excellent medical skills.
Dr. Kalanithi is about the best physician I have ever seen. She was thorough and thoughtful, practical and professional - She would be my first choice for a primary care physician.
Dr. Kalanithi is awesome, too bad she doesn't have a panel open otherwise I will make her my PCP.
Dr. Kalanithi was excellent. I would love to make her my primary care doctor.
Dr. Kalanthini was amazing! Great physician
Dr. Kalanithi is a remarkable doctor, with the best bedside manner I have EVER seen. The world would be a better place if other doctors took pointers from her.
It was an excellent experience.
The staff here needs to be recognized for their amazing people skills.
She was excellent
Great service, excellent doctor.
Dr. Kalanithi is only of the BEST physicians I have encountered kind, smart, caring and an excellent physician. Thank you!
Incredible doctor! She is the best doctor at Standford!
One of the best physicians I have ever seen.
Dr. Kalanithi was engaged, present and very attentive.
Doctor was fabulous. Made me feel very relaxed and well-tended.
Meds did not take care of my pain. Lucy did not tell me what to do if the meds were not enough.
Dr. Kalanithi was great. Every time I visit Express Care I am well-taken care of.
It was a wonderful appt. I felt vert cared for...
great experience in every way.
Had a great experience.
Dr. Kalanithi was extremely friendly, courteous, but thorough. She involved me in the decision making process at all points. A wonderful clinician!

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