Kuljeet S. Rai, MD

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

In my practice, patients are my number one priority. I personally make sure that all of their needs are met. The MDVIP model of care allows me to accomplish this goal with ease. I am a firm believer in the statement; excellent leaders lead by example. I will not ask my patients to set goals that I don't already adhere to. Nutrition and exercise are important to me, and I also make it an important part of my patients' lives.
I speak several languages and am very comfortable with cultural diversity/unity of humanity, and I can explain medical jargon in terms that my patients understand. I enjoy the role of being my patients' healthcare "quarterback", and I don't like to lose.

Physician Profile


Santa Clara University
Santa Clara, CA
Bachelor of Science, Chemistry 1981
Medical School
University of Southern California School of Medicine
Los Angles, CA
Doctorate of Medicine 1986
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Stanford University Medical Center
San Jose, CA
Family Practice Residency 1988-1990
Co-Chief Resident, Family Practice Residency 1990

Hospital Affiliations

Good Samaritan Hospital

Professional Affiliations and Appointments

President, Rai Research Associates, Los Gatos, CA 2009-present
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford University & USC 1993-present
Department Chair, Family Practice Division, San Jose Medical Group, Good Samaritan Medical Group, San Jose, CA 1992-2000
Volunteer Physician, Beas Eye Camp, Punjab India 1990
Member, Santa Clara County Medical Association

Research Experience

Served as Principal Investigator on the following trials:
Peniciclovir vs. Placeblo study of the effect of early treatment on the development of oral herpes labialis 1997
Valtrex 500 BID vs. Placebo as a three-day treatment course for recurrent genital herpes in immunocompetent patients 1997
Herpes Vaccine study in healthy adult HSV seronegative subjects 1997
Lobucavir in Genital Herpes treatment 1998
ISAAC for Social Phobia with Paroxetine 1999
IMPACT for Migraine Headaches with Imitrex 1999
Valtrex vs. Placebo for HSV 1 1999
Jupiter Trial for primary coronary artery disease prevention 2003-2008


Biking, running, cooking, gardening, home improvements, car restorations, repairs of all kinds


American Board of Family Practice

Patient Testimonials

  • Member: William

    Dr. Rai makes his patients health is priority and guides them thru difficult issues while maintaining his warm personal touch.

  • Member: Mark

    Very professional and personalble. Dr Rai makes you feel like your family when in his office.

  • Member: Peter

    Dr Rai and his MDVIP wellness plan have given my wife and me guidance to a healthier life style. Our lives are more balanced and w...

  • Member: Laura

    Dr. Rai is like family. He has genuine concern for our health and well being and makes it known that he is always available for us...