Lucy (Goddard) Kalanithi

Lucy (Goddard) Kalanithi

Internal medicine doctor

4.8 out of 5
121 Patient Ratings
49 Patient Comments

Express Care San Jose

Express Care Palo Alto

Professional Education

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

Honors & Awards

  • ACP Chapter Outstanding Associate Award, American College of Physicians, Northern California (2009)
  • Community Service Award, UCSF Internal Medicine Residency Program (2010)
  • Fellowship (FACP), American College of Physicians (2013)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (2007)
  • Semi-finalist for Top Innovations Project, Society of Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting (2010)
4.9

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.3

Wait times

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Kalanithi was phenomenal.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

One of the best providers had in a long time!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Amazing, very caring doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I really appreciate the time the physician took to explain me the reasons behind the diagnosis and what should be the next steps.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Excellent care provider.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. K. is exceptional.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

thoughtful, patient and empathetic

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi's care and concern were exceptional -- thank you!

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4.8 out of 5
121 Patient Ratings
49 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

Dr. Kalanithi was phenomenal.

SHC Patient, Aug 2019

One of the best providers had in a long time!

SHC Patient, Jul 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Jun 2019

Amazing, very caring doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2019

I really appreciate the time the physician took to explain me the reasons behind the diagnosis and what should be the next steps.

SHC Patient, May 2019

Excellent care provider.

SHC Patient, Apr 2019

Outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

Dr. K. is exceptional.

SHC Patient, Mar 2019

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.

SHC Patient, Feb 2019

thoughtful, patient and empathetic

SHC Patient, Jan 2019

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi's care and concern were exceptional -- thank you!

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Kalanithi was so kind, so caring, and so professional.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

Dr. Kalanithi was efficient with my time while making me feel like my concerns were heard and treated.

SHC Patient, Dec 2018

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!!!

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

Dr. Kalanithi was extremely thorough in her investigation of my problem.

SHC Patient, Nov 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2018

Exceptional in thorough questioning that inspired confidence in her care.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Physician was great & courteous & she made a very good effort to address my health needs.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Dr Kalanithi was engaging and competent. A real pleasure and put me at easy.

SHC Patient, Aug 2018

Very good.

SHC Patient, Jun 2018

My wife and I loved her and would recommend her!

SHC Patient, May 2018

very happy, great doctor

SHC Patient, May 2018

She was very compassionate, knowledgeable, she took care of everything I needed and more. Thank you Dr. Kalanithi.

SHC Patient, Apr 2018

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.

SHC Patient, Mar 2018

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!

SHC Patient, Jan 2018

Dr. Kalinithi is compassionate and showed excellent medical skills.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Kalanithi is awesome, too bad she doesn't have a panel open otherwise I will make her my PCP.

SHC Patient, Sep 2017

Dr. Kalanithi was excellent. I would love to make her my primary care doctor.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Kalanthini was amazing! Great physician

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

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.

SHC Patient, Apr 2017

It was an excellent experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2017

The staff here needs to be recognized for their amazing people skills.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

She was excellent

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Great service, excellent doctor.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Dr. Kalanithi is only of the BEST physicians I have encountered kind, smart, caring and an excellent physician. Thank you!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Incredible doctor! She is the best doctor at Standford!

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

Outstanding!

SHC Patient, Nov 2016

One of the best physicians I have ever seen.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Dr. Kalanithi was engaged, present and very attentive.

SHC Patient, Aug 2016

Doctor was fabulous. Made me feel very relaxed and well-tended.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Meds did not take care of my pain. Lucy did not tell me what to do if the meds were not enough.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Kalanithi was great. Every time I visit Express Care I am well-taken care of.

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

It was a wonderful appt. I felt vert cared for...

SHC Patient, May 2016

great experience in every way.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Had a great experience.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Kalanithi was extremely friendly, courteous, but thorough. She involved me in the decision making process at all points. A wonderful clinician!