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.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2020)
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Pediatric Infectious Disease Fellowship (2013) CA
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (2011)
  • 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
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2007)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Infectious Disease Fellowship (2013)
  • MS, Stanford University, Health Services Research (2013)
  • 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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Orthopaedic Infectious Disease Clinic in Redwood City Redwood City, CA
Redwood City, CA

450 Broadway Street, Pavilion A

Redwood City , CA 94063

(650) 736-5200

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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.
I appreciate the post surgical follow up as to eliminator of infection.
Dr. Kappagoda was simply outstanding! She spent nearly an hour with my wife and me and answered our questions very clearly.
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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