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 co-medical director of the Antibiotic Stewardship Program at Stanford Health Care – ValleyCare in Pleasanton and member of the Infection Control Committee.
In his spare time, Dr. Scott enjoys rock climbing, hiking, and spending time with his two young children.
- Infectious Disease
Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Infectious Diseases
Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations
Member, Infectious Diseases Society of America (2013 - Present)
Member, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA) (2015 - Present)
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)