GASTROENTEROLOGY

Our Doctors & Staff

Our providers and staff come from diverse backgrounds, but are united in their commitment to deliver evidence-based, high quality care covering the full scope of digestive and liver diseases. ​​​​


WONG, KAKLAM,NP

 

KAKLAM WONG, NP 

​Kaklam Wong grew up in Hong Kong and came to the United States at the age of 19.  She went to University of Florida and received the Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1994.  For the following ten years, she enjoyed working as a staff/charge nurse in various health care settings, ranging from long-term care nursing facilities to hospital acute care, as well as outpatient hemodialysis centers. She worked in various states including Florida, Michigan, and Pennsylvania, finally moving to California which she loved the most.  She went back to school and obtained the Master of Science in Nursing at the San Jose State University in 2005, along with a Family Nurse Practitioner certification.

    ​As a nurse practitioner at the VMC GI clinic since 2006, Kaklam sees patients in the ambulatory clinic and also performs esophageal/anorectal manometry and pH studies. She cares for people with liver disease such as viral hepatitis and cirrhosis, abdominal pain, heartburn, and bowel disorders. Kaklam is a mother of one child.  Her family enjoys traveling, music, reading, playing Lego, eating, and doing silly things.​


    Albano, Lilibeth, NP

     

    Albano, Lilibeth, NP

    Lilibeth Albano is a board-certified nurse practitioner with the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology. She holds a Master’s degree in Public Administration with specialization in organizational leadership from National University as well as a Master’s degree in Advanced Practice Nursing from Holy Names University.

      She has diverse nursing clinical experience in various clinical settings such as critical care, kidney transplant, trauma, oncology, infusion, medical-surgical, rehab, skilled nursing, and home care. Prior to joining the team, she was the Assistant Nurse Manager of SCVMC Cancer Care Center.


      Shelley Wood

      Wood, Shelley, MPH, RDN

      Shelley Wood is a lifelong advocate of nutrition. When she isn’t working with her patients, she can be found chopping up veggies from her garden and concocting new recipes in her kitchen. She obtained her B.S. in Nutritional Science from San Jose State University in 2012 and her Master’s in Public Health from the University of New England in 2016. She has lectured at San Jose State as well as completed and published work in research, specifically with tele-nutrition. Her work in research is ongoing.

        Her career at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center has included extensive work with inpatient and outpatient Physical Medicine and Rehab patients (primarily those who have had traumatic spinal cord injuries). Her work with rehabilitating patients involves complex gastrointestinal conditions which led her to join the outpatient gastroenterology team so that she could help others in the able-bodied population. She currently enjoys assisting patients with numerous gastrointestinal issues and working to improve their symptoms using medical nutrition therapy.

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