Dr. Jake Scott is a board-certified infectious diseases specialist. He provides general infectious diseases care in the inpatient and outpatient settings and his special interests include COVID-19, coccidiomycosis, multidrug-resistant organisms, HIV, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis. He works with patients from diverse backgrounds to provide compassionate, high-quality care aligned with their needs.

Dr. Scott was born and raised in the Bay Area and was inspired to pursue a career in medicine after working as an HIV test counselor in San Francisco. He studied literature and creative writing in college and values the narrative aspect of medicine and the importance of drawing out the story behind the diagnosis.

One of Dr. Scott’s passions is teaching. He regularly works with Stanford residents and students and has lectured on various infectious disease-related topics, such as COVID-19, fever of unknown origin, and the dangers of antibiotic overuse, especially as it contributes to the rising threat of multidrug-resistant infections. He is also committed to expanding awareness of infectious diseases outside of the hospital and university through public presentations in the community and media interviews.
He is the medical director of the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare in Pleasanton and is a member of the Infection Control Committee and the Stanford Vaccine Clinical Advisory Committee.

In his spare time, Dr. Scott enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with his wife and two young children.

Professional Summary

Professional Education
  • Fellowship: UCLA Division of Infectious Diseases (2016) CA
  • Fellowship, UCLA Infectious Diseases Fellowship, CA (2016)
  • Residency: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Internal Medicine Residency (2014) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Vermont College of Medicine (2011) VT
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Infectious Disease (2016)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2014)


Practice Locations

Infectious Disease Clinic in Pleasanton Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5575 W. Las Positas Blvd, Suite 210

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 416-5430

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Positive Care Clinic Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

211 Quarry Road, Suite 202

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 723-9001

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Stanford Health Care Tri-Valley Pleasanton, CA
Pleasanton, CA

5555 W Las Positas Blvd

Pleasanton , CA 94588

(925) 847-3000

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From the moment I walked through the door I was impressed by everyone I encountered. Dr Scott is especially amazing - so patient, understanding and thorough. Rare qualities in today’s world! Thank You!
I expect a doctor to know my case and talk about what is next; but they land up saying if you have problems come back and see what we leave it equal
Great doctor and happy to have him treating me.
Dr.Scott is an incredible doctor. Knowledgeable and caring - an extremely talented physician who saved me from needing to do a surgery
He's an empathetic intelligent doctor. He provides helpful guidance on how I can most effectively participate in my own health. He's in the top tier of doctors I've seen.
Nice & fine.
I was very impressed with Dr. Scott. He was caring, and knowledgeable about my health concerns. I left the office feeling very thankful.
Dr Scott was very informative and clear about what we need to do with Woy Lam's treatment and follow-up appts.
nice visit
Dr. Scott is kind and compassionate about Patient needs and comfort. He is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to listen and explain very patiently and politely! Overall, extremely satisfied with the Care that Dr. Scott and his Office provides!
Very knowledgeable and very personable. He is patient and I never feel hurried. He seems very concerned about his patients, and is always willing to find answers to questions that I have.
Excellent Doctor that listens and explains to his patient the issues at hand. Very straightforward in regards to Infectious Disease, the treatments, and causes. Very caring Doctor that is Down to Earth!
Very easy to understand and has a great bedside manner!
Knowledgeable, caring provider, has helped me
Doctor Jake Scott was extremely nice and showed that he really cared about all my concerns. He made the big effort to make me feel like I was in a safe environment so I could share what I really needed to say. He made me feel like I was in the office with the way that he interacted with me. Thank you.
Dr scott is a great doctor and has amazing knowledge of how to fix people.
I found Jake Scott very professional and friendly and informed. I had several areas I wanted consult on and he provided time to get through my agenda and didn't make me feel rushed. He is going to find info and answers for items requiring more research. He personally called me after the virtual visit about an item in our plan of action to provide feedback on his efforts to get me a vaccine I needed. I look forward to working with him again in the future.
Always listens to me answers all my questions. Would recommend Dr. Scott to anyone.
Great Dr and always attentive to patient needs.
Thanks for taking my case. Although I know the doctors are all very busy, I appreciate that it seems that you take time to explain any information thoroughly to me.
Dr Scott seemed to listen well and was receptive to my input
Seemed knowlegable, allowed adequate time for all questions to be answered. Inspired confidence in his abilities as a care provider.
Thank you for caring. And your staff as well and being efficient in helping patients.
Good listener. Heard my concerns and addressed each one. Suggested a more coordinated plan going forward.
very thoughtful. Listens well. Presents information in an easy to understand way.
Dr scott is a class act and im very proud to be his patient and witness his great ability in person.
He is one of the best doctors you have on staff. I trust him and I would recommend him to anyone. I wish he was my primary care physician.
Very professional and knowledgeable about my case. He was thorough and explained his recommendations in a way that I could understand and feel confident in his diagnosis. Thanks
Dr Scott was very thorough, easy to understand and I feel confident in him.
Since seeing Dr. Scott he has taken care of all of my problems that I am seeing him for. I am grateful.
He's been great. Really like the information and holistic approach he takes.
Caring professional, up to date on evidence based practice in infectious disease.
Dr Jake Scott explained everything really well. Answered all our questions and concerns. Very thorough and informative consultation.
Very pleasant to talk and listen to patients very carefully. Dr Scott addressed most of my questions and concerns. But we are continuing to work on the root cause finding.
Dr. Scott is excellent and is very thorough.

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