Kirsten Regalia, MD

Kirsten Regalia, MD

Gastroenterologist

Bio:   I care for patients with both general gastrointestinal issues and those with more complex motility disorders. I have a specific interest in esophageal disorders including achalasia, distal esophageal spasm, and gastroesophageal reflux disease. Additionally, I specialize in post-surgical/transplant motility disorders. I am passionate about providing the best possible care to all of my patients and love what I do. In addition to patient care, I am actively involved with several clinical research projects and medical education (teaching of fellows, residents, and doctors-in-training). Born and raised in Northern California, I absolutely love living here and enjoy all that the Bay Area has to offer. When I am not at work, I am often found exploring the Bay Area with my husband and two young children. I look forward to meeting you!
4.7 out of 5
59 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

Digestive Health Center

Digestive Health Center at Blake Wilbur Building

Esophagus Center

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Gastroenterology, American Board of Internal Medicine (2016)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship (2016)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2013)
  • Residency, University of Colorado, Denver, Internal Medicine Residency (2013)
  • M.D., Georgetown University, School of Medicine (2010)
  • B.S., University of California, Los Angeles, Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology (2006)

Honors & Awards

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, University of California, Los Angeles (2006)
  • Provost's/Dean's Honors lIst, University of California, Los Angeles (2002-2006)
  • Rick Albert Senior Author Award, University of Colorado Internal Medicine Residency Program (2012)
  • Summa Cum Laude, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)
  • Summa Cum Laude, University of California, Los Angeles (2006)
  • Thomas F. Keliher Award, Georgetown University School of Medicine (2010)

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Stanford Healthcare (2016 - Present)

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4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.7

Confidence in your doctor

4.8

Recommended to others

4.7

Wait times

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Kirsten Regalia MD was superb in all respects. Great encounter.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Felt stupid & talked down to. I've had this illness 5 years, not 5 days.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Regalia is the best!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Regalia believed me when I described my symptoms and understood the severity of my situation. She explained all the potential next steps in treatment and has really ramped up the pace in getting me better.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

The doctor spoke clear English I was able to ask questions and get answers.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Explanations clear, my questions and concerns were listened to and answered.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

All good thanks.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Regalia has been my superhero!!! I have felt 100% better (knock on wood) since I've been seeing her.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Regalia has fantastic "bed-side" manner. She is empathic and caring. She showed true concern for me. I am grateful to have her as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I was not fully informed on the extent of the procedure for my next visit.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

this is the third GI specialist I've seen for constipation following a hysterectomy. the first 2 dealt with me like "ho, hum. Another older woman with constipation", whereas Dr Regalia immediately thought it might be due to a pelvic floor issue following surgery, ordered tests and thought that I might be helped by PT and biofeedback.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

She explained very clear.

4.7 out of 5
59 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Dr. Kirsten Regalia MD was superb in all respects. Great encounter.

SHC Patient, Oct 2017

Felt stupid & talked down to. I've had this illness 5 years, not 5 days.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Regalia is the best!

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

Dr. Regalia believed me when I described my symptoms and understood the severity of my situation. She explained all the potential next steps in treatment and has really ramped up the pace in getting me better.

SHC Patient, Aug 2017

The doctor spoke clear English I was able to ask questions and get answers.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Explanations clear, my questions and concerns were listened to and answered.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

All good thanks.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Regalia has been my superhero!!! I have felt 100% better (knock on wood) since I've been seeing her.

SHC Patient, Jun 2017

Dr. Regalia has fantastic "bed-side" manner. She is empathic and caring. She showed true concern for me. I am grateful to have her as my doctor.

SHC Patient, Feb 2017

I was not fully informed on the extent of the procedure for my next visit.

SHC Patient, Jan 2017

this is the third GI specialist I've seen for constipation following a hysterectomy. the first 2 dealt with me like "ho, hum. Another older woman with constipation", whereas Dr Regalia immediately thought it might be due to a pelvic floor issue following surgery, ordered tests and thought that I might be helped by PT and biofeedback.

SHC Patient, Dec 2016

She explained very clear.