Shanthi Kappagoda

Infectious disease doctor

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases

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Dr Shanthi Kappagoda is a board certified infectious disease physician. She specializes in the care of patients in the ICU with infectious diseases and also has a clinic where she treats general infectious diseases including tuberculosis, urinary tract infections, endocarditis, MRSA infections, pneumonia, coccidioidomycosis and tropical diseases. She has a special interest in bone and joint infections and left ventricular assist device infections. She is involved in Stanford's COVID-19 response including developing treatment guidelines for the infectious disease division and the department of medicine. She was an investigator in a clinical trial of remdesivir in patients with COVID-19 and in an expanded access program for convalescent plasma for patients with severe disease.

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Education & Certifications
  • Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (2021)
  • Maintenance of Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2020)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Infectious Disease Fellowship (2013)
  • MS, Stanford University, Health Services Research (2013)
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2007) MA
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (2005) MA
  • Medical Education: University of California Davis School of Medicine (2004) CA
  • MS, Harvard School of Public Health, Tropical Public Health (1999)


Specializing In

  • Valley Fever

Practice Locations

Infectious Disease Clinic in Emeryville Emeryville, CA
Emeryville, CA

5800 Hollis Street

Emeryville , CA 94608

(510) 806-2100

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(107 reviews)

The Doctor was very good bandaging my toe and following up via mail summarixing the visit.
Dr. Kappagoda is exceptional in every way: clearly an expert in her field which inspires confidence and peace of mind in her patients; is realistic and straightforward about the prognosis and treatment; is clear in imparting information, current status, and next steps going forward; Is very responsive to questions and inquiries not only during the video appointments, but also via MyHealth online account. Exceedingly kind, caring, and compassionate.
Dr. Kappagoda was amazing. She is excellent at explaining things and very empathetic and compassionate throughout the entire call.
Absolutely superb -- provided all the information we needed and followed through on everything we understood she would do. Despite the video format, a 10+++ on "bedside " manner.
She is just excellent! She made things simple and clear. She was so calm, she took away my anxiety.
Very knowledgeable and friendly
Excellent and understanding doctor, particularly in dealing with my complicated situation.
She's a wonderful physician. .
Shanthi Kappagoda is highly intelligent, thought full and respectful. She asks lots of questions and when she makes suggestions she asks if they would work for you. She also studies your charts and files readable reports for you to see after the visit. I appreciate her intention to figure out how to solve my health issues.
She is an excellent doctor, and I will never hesitate to refer her to my friends.
She is a very good doctor thanks!
Dr. Kappagoda is really great, she is patient and kind and is helpful answering all of my questions and explaining my situation. I’d recommend her to anyone needing her specialty.
Dr. Shanthi Kappagoda is knowledgeable, patient, courteous, and makes sure you understand her care plan for you. She listens to you and discuss your concerns so that you understand. I feel that I'm in Dr. Kappagoda's best interest.
Dr. Shanthi Kappagoda is polite, patient and knowledgeable about her specialty, and concerns about her pts. She makes sure everything she needs for the pts care is accurate such as test results, etc. Her pts are definitely in her best interest.
She is a very concerned and understanding doctor. Highly intelligent and wise doctor.
On time visit, I am a new patient and was treated very well. Dr. Listened and asked great questions. Set me up with diagnostic tests.
Dr. Kappagoda is fantastic...she is very caring and willing to take time to answer questions. Her calm demeanor is great, I'd recommend her to anyone needing a specialist.
I am pleased with my visits with Dr. Kappagoda and the care she takes with my issues.
Dr. Kappagoda is caring and thoughtful, and answers questions. I would recommend her if someone I know requires her specialized knowledge.
She is a very good doctor, and I am sure all her patients like her.
A very good and friendly Doctor!
Dr. Kappagoda was very patient and understanding and thorough. She took plenty of time with me.
She is a very nice and friendly doctor, and explains very clearly
She is an excellent person and physician whom I literally owe my life to. She made the most difficult time I have experienced in my life bearable enough for me to want to continue to live and was a support to my wife who was by my side throughout. Her value to me is incalculable.
she is awesome doctor!!!
Wonderful appointment, made me feel heard and her diagnosis and referral were well explained. You could tell she really wanted to take care of me, leaving no stone unturned
Stanford care is excellent.
She’s terrific
Great session! Very caring and knowledgable doctor.
She is a competent and personable doctor. I recommend her for Infectious Disease care.
Dr. Kappagoda is an amazing doctor! Very attentive and professional. She is also very sweet!
Dr. Kappagoda is very pleasant. She listens carefully and responds from the patient's information appropriately. She easily draws conclusions and recommends action. My husband and I were extremely pleased with our discussion with Dr. Kappagoda.
She was prompt and provided all the information I needed!
Very detailed, caring and patience!
Dr. Kappagoda’s consult was highly informative. Provided insights mindfully worthy going forward.. Glad an appointment was scheduled.
Dr Kappagoda answered all my questions when asked. She was very polite .
Excellent and complete visit with timely connection with my allergist. Very understanding of my problem.
She was very pleasant and easy to talk with, very calm, listened and responded well and clearly. I was happy with the visit.
She’s an amazing Dr. She is easy to talk to, she listens and she is always prepared. She’s just the best!
The doctor and staff were very kind and knowledgeable. I think there was a a system failure in the floor below so the lobby was busy (check in wise) but other than that, I enjoyed my time there.
Very caring and personal.
Personable and professional
Great service. Thank you for speaking to me on a personable level.
Great listener. Addressed all of my questions. Really believe she cares about her patients.
Delightful person who. is most competent and smart
Dr. Appagoda is a very caring, very intelligent, and very knowledgeable. I would recommend her to anyone who needed to see an Infectious Disease doctor.
Dr Kappagoda was very knowledgeable, personable, and informative. It was a very efficient, reassuring, and informative visit. I am very appreciative of her expertise, 'bedside manner' and communication skills.
Liked her although the appointment wasn't really needed -- we both agreed on that.
The doctor is very knowledgeable about recent clinical trials and the interactions of medicines. I think she gave me wise advice. It was well worth my time to consult with her. I am happy to have her on my medical team. She also seems to be a very empathetic person.
Wry caring doctor. Thank you!
She is so informative and answered all my questions till I understood. She looked up information that I had concerns about. Makes me feel so confortable to have her in my fiancé’s care team, THANK YOU!!
She's an outstanding doctor.
I really appreciate her for helping me with my treatment, and I believe she is a really great and caring doctor. I thank her for her help and the plan that w we put together since she's the one who made me aware of this.
Wonderful doctor, very thorough with great “patient bedside manner†. Careful and methodical, never rushes through appointment.
Dr very generous with her time and advice..
Dr. Kappagoda is a caring and detailed doctor who explains steps of treatment which is very helpful and comforting.
Dr. K. took the time to walk me through results from recent labs, which was appreciated. Great "bedside" manner.
I already know about my disease, nothing new she could tell me. Did not listen about the pain or past problem with pain. Left feeling this was a waste of my time.
Very helpful & willing to explain details.
All very good.
Stanford is the best.
I would like to recommend Dr. Kappagoda to other. She very kind and make me feel confident during my finger get infection. She listened and care for patient.
My visit with Dr. Kappagoda, I was very pleased with. My experience at Dr. Case, I was treated with professionalism & care. Stanford Hosp. is very fortunate to have a doctor like Kappagoda.
My experience could not have been better--really.
The best in every way.
Very professional, personable and engaging.
She is very knowledgeable about her speciality.
Dr. Kappagoda was simply outstanding! She spent nearly an hour with my wife and me and answered our questions very clearly.
I appreciate the post surgical follow up as to eliminator of infection.
I have been Dr. Kappagoda's patient for a number of years, and I have always received the best possible care / treatment from her!!
Dr. Kappagoda always caring and kind with my mom and treats her as a member of her family. Also, she respond to any question when I send a message to her or asking to help my mom very quickly.
Dr. Kappagoda is very courteous, concerned about my problem, professional, thorough in explaining and talking about my medications and my health, - in a nutshell she is a great doctor and person!
This doctor was very professional and friendly to patient. I will recommend this doctor to others. I asked questions and she gave goo instructions for my concern. I am very thankful for this doctor to take care of me.
Very patient, listened to all my drs. provided good explanation.
Her manner of speaking was clear and understandable.
Very good experience.
The care provider was very good at attending my health need.
Dr. Kappagoda is a stellar doctor. She was very caring, gave me time and explained my treatment in detail.
Dr. Kappagoda was excellent on my treatment - thank you!
Dr. Kappagoda listens very intently she is clear and comprehensive in her explanations and is very caring of my overall condition.
Dr. K. is outstanding!
Dr. Kappagoda is exceptional doctor.
Doctor was new to me. She was up to speed on my history and with new procedures we could follow to help in the care of my condition.
Dr. Kappagoda was a wonderful physician and clearly worked hard to investigate my case which is not typical. I felt that she carefully considered confusing data and research all options, including a rare possibility. I felt that my situation was taken seriously and she exhausted all possibilities of treatment options to recommend. Her manner was both professional and caring, and as a patient I would give her the highest recommendation.
All good.
Kind, compassionate.
No bad all good.
superb provider in opinion of physician patient
Both Drs. were fantastic! I would like to have all my health care here!
Drs. are great Drs. Edwards & Kappagoda.
I have severe hearing problem and the doctor's voice was very soft. Sometimes that made it difficult for me to comprehend what she said.
The best. I feel at ease when I know I'm getting the best care here in Stanford. Dr. Kappagoda's care & direction gave me confidence in getting better.
Not much likelihood I'll ever be asked for a recommendation, but if so I'd give an enthusiastic, positive recommendation.
Dr. Kappagoda is a superb physician in every way.
Very good experience.
Provider is very nice, easy to understand to experience about every thing for one.
She very good, she talk slowly and gentle make me happy to easy understand.
Dr. Kappagoda is very competent & caring.
Dr Kappagoda is an exceptionally empathetic and caring physician.
All good!
All good kind and caring help from dr. and intern -
Very rewarding experience gathered.

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