R. Elaine Lambert, MD

Private Rheumatology Practice

San Mateo Rheumatology

San Mateo, CA


Dr. Lambert earned her undergraduate degree in biology from Baylor University located in Waco, Texas, and her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas.  She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine, as well as her fellowship in rheumatology at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center located in San Jose, California.  Dr. Lambert also completed a fellowship in clinical research at Stanford University Medical Center located in Stanford, California.  She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.


Dr. Lambert has published numerous articles, abstracts, and chapters in textbooks.  She has also been an invited presenter at national medical conferences.  Dr. Lambert is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology, and a past chair and board member of the Arthritis Foundation of Northern California for 20 years.   She enjoyed working with Stanford athletes as a team physician from 1992-2012.  She started her career at Stanford University School of Medicine from 1990-1996 before moving to private practice and was a volunteer teaching faculty member at Stanford from 1996 until May 2017.  Dr. Lambert received the highest award given to a clinician in 1994 at Stanford Medical School, the Rambar Award for Excellence in Patient Care as well as numerous teaching awards.