Our Staff

Stacy L. Waneka , M.D.

Dr. Waneka is a board-certified Family Medicine physician. She received her medical degree at the University of California, Davis, completing her residency training at Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center. She has been in private practice in the Santa Monica area since 2000, and began practicing in Pacific Palisades in 2003.

Dr. Waneka enjoys a varied practice, combining the care of both children and adults. To facilitate longer visits with her older patients and eliminate the need for them to travel to her office, she regularly rounds at Atria Park of Pacific Palisades, an assisted living facility for the elderly. Dr. Waneka harbors a unique and personal interest in Travel Medicine. She spent part of her early life in Saudi Arabia and has since traveled extensively, including such adventures as trekking through Nepal and motorcycling across India. She’s also engaged in more serious ventures as when she provided emergency relief care to Kosovar refugees during the Bosnian conflict.

Active in the physician community, Dr. Waneka sits on the Board of the American Private Physician’s Association, an organization committed to providing quality medical care in a difficult regulatory environment; and helped establish the Professional Women’s Health Collaborative to help female health care providers balance their personal and professional commitments.  A member of both the Pacific Palisades and Topanga Chambers of Commerce, Dr. Waneka resides in Topanga with her husband, daughter, three cats and one dog.

M.D. Degree – University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)

American Academy of Family Physicians
Los Angeles County Medical Association
California Medical Association
International Society of Travel Medicine
American Private Physician’s Association
Saint John’s Women Physicians Group (Meets independently of Saint John’s Hospital)


Alison Kalani, M.D.Alison Kalani, M.D.

Dr. Kalani is a board-certified family medicine physician. She received her medical degree from St. George’s University School of Medicine in Grenada, West Indies, and the Woodhull Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She completed her residency training at Drexel University College of Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where she served as chief resident. Originally from Canada, she completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Windsor in Ontario. Dr. Kalani’s research has been published in several medical journals.

Throughout her medical studies and training, Dr. Kalani worked with underserved communities, both here in the United States as well as in several third-world countries. While she is experienced in treating patients at all stages of life, from infant to geriatric, she’s particularly passionate about women’s health. Dr. Kalani is fluent in both French and Spanish. She loves to travel and lives with her husband, a talented gastroenterologist, and their new baby boy in Santa Monica. She loves yoga, hiking and taking full advantage of the beach!

M.D. Degree—St. George’s University School of Medicine
Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM)

American Association of Family Physicians (AAFP)
Society of Teacher of Family Medicine (STFM)
Iota Epsilon Alpha (IEA) International Honor Medical Society