Timothy Tsai

Family medicine doctor

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health

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Additional Languages Spoken:
Mandarin , Spanish


Dr. Tsai is a board-certified family medicine physician, clinical informaticist, and trained in osteopathy. He is a clinical assistant professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine Department of Medicine – Primary Care and Population Health. Prior to joining Stanford Health Care, he obtained a Master of Management in clinical informatics from Duke University.

Dr. Tsai seeks to improve clinician workflows and patient care by applying his knowledge of clinical informatics. His innovations allow providers to quickly access, share, and document information to advance patient care. He has also held many notable leadership, educational, and quality control positions throughout his career.

Dr. Tsai investigates ways to maximize the time clinicians spend with patients. He expedites and standardizes communication between health care providers and patients through the integration of mobile devices and remote patient monitoring programs. He streamlines the documentation process by updating electronic medical record tools and creating more efficient patient questionnaires to optimize the quality of care.

He has presented his research orally or in poster format at the American Medical Informatics Association, Family Medicine Education Consortium, and American Association of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. As a medical student, Dr. Tsai developed an open online osteopathic manipulation course, enrolling over 1,200 students. As a clinical fellow at Duke, he co-authored a textbook chapter on the future of health informatics

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Duke University Hospital (2022) NC
  • Board Certification: American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine (2020)
  • Residency: Overlook Medical Center - Atlantic Health System (2020) NJ
  • Medical Education: Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine Registrar (2017) NJ

Practice Locations

Stanford Primary Care in Santa Clara Santa Clara, CA
Santa Clara, CA

2518 Mission College Boulevard, Suite 101

Santa Clara , CA 95054

(408) 688-9720

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(83 reviews)

So pleased with how he handled my 1st (video) visit with him.
Dr Tsai has always made me feel like I’m in the best hands.
Doctor Tsai is so kind and I feel he really helps us. He is our favorite doctor ever .
He is a fantastic doctor!
Ithanks.for his explanations, he did good,welcome to patient,smilling,and friendly
Dr Tsai is a caring, knowledgeable and an easy to talk to Md.
Timothy Tsai is a very friendly, happy doctor. He listens carefully to my issues and understands my issues. If he is not the "expert" in a particular ailment or issue I have, he directs me to a doctor or specialist who would best suit my needs.
Dr. Tsai was punctual, polite, and thorough. I look forward to having him as my PCP.
It was nice to meet Dr. Tsai. He was very warm. I feel I am in good hands. Thank you. Sara
Dr. Timothy Tsai is very good with patience and very knowledge.
His manner is open, friendly and puts you at ease. He is easy to talk to. He has simple answers for complicated problems. He is clear about what the next step is towards a solution and what can be done regarding that. I look forward to working with him again.
did a great job, very understanding and helpful
Great guy
Great job, exactly the kind of health care professional I have been looking for.
Good visit with a full review of my medical history.
Outstanding. Really listened to all symptoms and was helpful.
Everything was fine with me, I had no problem with Dr Tsai
Awesome doctor who put me at ease. I had all my questions answered . How much more can a patient ask for?!!!
Dr Tsai is fantastic! Truly listens to me, and provides great recommendations.
Good Doctor!
Thank you so much for your exceptional care
Excellent Comunicator
Clinical team was well prepared and we created a good action plan together. Was pleased to do a blood draw right from the examination room and no need to travel to an outside lab.
Dr. Tsai is excellent. Very helpful, and he is the best. I am grateful to have him as my PCP. Thank you Stanford for the excellent services provided.
Smart, attentive, caring, friendly.,,love his smile!
Seems to be a good doctor. This was my first visit with him. He patiently listened to my concerns and told me the plan of action. I understood it well. I am impressed with his mannerism towards the patient.
Excellent doctor Listens well and follows through with what is discussed Highly recommended
He was very attentive and answered all questions and concerns.
Doctor Tsai is just absolutely wonderful . He’s kind , knowledgeable and he listens and I just feel glad he’s my doctor
Excellent doctor
He was very thorough and I was happy with his visit
Dr Tsai answered all my questions. He was great and informative.
Dr Tsai is amazing, he's very caring, patient, and definitely makes the most of the 30 minutes appointment. I'm very happy he's my doctor.
He explained he was late on the call due to another patients need. I understand. He listened well and has my best interest at heart. He had suggestions I will be trying starting tonight.
Thanks for the notes and your time. Both were helpful.
He is excellent at his communication skills and asking questions pertaining to my diagnosis’s. He is pleasant, confident and shows compassion. I am happy to be working with him.
Timothy Tsai was very nice and easy to talk with. I felt relaxed and supported. He seemed very knowledgeable and friendly. He listened well and organized a plan for me.
He was awesome. Appreciate his help.
Dr. Tsai was awesome! Even though the call started a little late, he didn't rush, he took his time to make questions, and addressed my concerns. I'm happy to have him as my primary care physician.
Dr. Tsai, I can't thank you enough for the special, excellent care you have provided and for the unique gift you are to your patients I believe.
He is very kind and thorough.
Very good communication Excellent connection Provided adequate information and options to help me make my decision
Dr. Tsai possesses extensive knowledge and exhibits patience while interacting with his patients. Furthermore, he displays a caring attitude and is attentive throughout the patient's visit. I sincerely appreciate his effort.
He listens well and takes notes. He comes up with a plan and when to meet next. He makes it seem like the patient and doctor are a real team. He has good eye contact and communication skills. He is friendly and his nice personality shines through. I am very pleased with my first appointment with him and look forward to working with him to help solve my many health issues.
Dr Tsai is very helpful and understanding my concerns
He is my new primary doctor and he gained my trust and confidence.
Always very helpful and professional deeply appreciated
Very knowledgeable, inspired confidence Nominated him as my primary physician
He is professional and gives me options with my healthcare treatment plans
Timothy Tsai was so friendly, professional, and knowledgable during the visit! I felt very well listened to and cared for. He asked great follow up questions and explained everything slowly and clearly. I never felt rushed and I felt as though I got to bring up all my concerns about my health. I would strongly recommend anyone to see Timothy Tsai in the future!
Dr. Tsai is wonderful. He is always professional, caring and knowledgeable. He pays attention to my medical needs and sends me to the various specialists that are necessary for my care.
Dr Tsai is all good. Always on top of everything
I like him.
Very nice Visite
Dr. Tsai seems to be listening to me with out dismissing my symptoms. I’ve had a really hard time with being labeled something I am not and being made felt like my symptoms were in my head. Medical gaslighting is what I think the term is. So far I feel heard and feel like I can talk to my Dr.
Dr. Thai was very understanding, professional and caring.
Thorough, patient and clear
Excellent Doctor
Dr. Timothy Tsai is fantastic at his job. Not only is he an incredibly compassionate provider but he listens to your needs very intently. He truly cares about his patients and I am so lucky to have him as my primary care provider.
You were wonderful. Listened to what I had to say and asked relevant questions.
Dr. Tsai is fantastic, he understands his patient’s livelihood and is the first Doctor I trust in a long time to put my health and overall well being, over bureaucracy. He is well networked and doesn’t have an ego to know all answers with willingness to defer me to another field expert when needed. Thank you. I am very grateful I finally decided to move to Stanford Medical and highly recommend Dr. Tsai.
Thank goodness you’re able to help. Have a wonderful evening.
Dr Tsai has answered in the most clear way all my questions and fully understand my need and concerns.
Dr. Tsai is an excellent communicator; I look forward to working with him in the future.
Brilliant physician Very personable Listens to the patient
Dr Tsai understood my needs and questions about my health and beyond. Thank you so much Dr Tsai
Great doctor!
He's GREAT! I've got the right doctor on my team!!!!
Great doctor
Friendly, thorough
Very through and kind Doctor
Excellent visit!
Dr. Tsai listened very well and ask good questions.
Friendly, easy to talk to, engaging, thorough
Extremely nice and easy to communicate with and very knowledgeable about medical issues. Helped me a lot with my questions.
Dr Tsai was extremely attentive and took the time to thoroughly answer all of my questions. He is an excellent doctor that clearly invests in his patients concerns.
Tim is a very good doctor! He was very attentive and helpful! Would definitely have another consultation with him!
His affect, demeanor, and command of basic knowledge in my area of concern was outstanding.
This doctor is thorough, compassionate, uplifting and genuinely interested in helping me regain my health. He had good knowledge of my conditions and possible future needs and is taking the proactive approach I had hoped he would. I am excited to continue working with him.
He is very patience and no rush.
Excelente doctor, check everything before he start talking to me about my heath in the past ; explains to me everything I asked . Very careful and very sure about he was recomend in terms of test and medications; is my firts appointment with him and I am very happy to have him as a primary care doctor.

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