Robert Lowsky

BMT specialist

Hematologist

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-0822
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Hematology Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
Learn More About the Clinic Getting Here Make An Appointment

Professional Education

Fellowship: Toronto General Hospital (1993) Canada

Internship: Toronto General Hospital (1989) Canada

Residency: Toronto General Hospital (1991) Canada

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (1992)

Medical Education: McGill University (1988) Canada

FRCP, Coll of Physicians/Surgs Canada, Hematology (1993)

FRCP, Coll of Physicians/Surgs Canada, Internal Medicine (1991)

MD, McGill University, Medicine (1988)

Total lymphoid irradiation-antithymocyte globulin conditioning and allogeneic transplantation for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms.
Benjamin, J., Chhabra, S., Kohrt, H. E., Lavori, P., Laport, G. G., & Lowsky, R. (2014). Total lymphoid irradiation-antithymocyte globulin conditioning and allogeneic transplantation for patients with myelodysplastic syndromes and myeloproliferative neoplasms. Biology of blood and marrow transplantation , 20(6), 837-843.

Identification of gene microarray expression profiles in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation.
Kohrt, H. E., Tian, L., Li, L., Alizadeh, A. A., Hsieh, S., & Lowsky, R. (2013). Identification of gene microarray expression profiles in patients with chronic graft-versus-host disease following allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation. Clinical immunology , 148(1), 124-135.

Prophylactic rituximab after allogeneic transplantation decreases B-cell alloimmunity with low chronic GVHD incidence
Arai, S., Sahaf, B., Narasimhan, B., Chen, G. L., Jones, C. D., & Miklos, D. B. (2012). Prophylactic rituximab after allogeneic transplantation decreases B-cell alloimmunity with low chronic GVHD incidence. BLOOD, 119(25), 6145-6154.

Rare cells predict GVHD.
Strober, S., & Lowsky, R. (2012). Rare cells predict GVHD. Blood, 119(21), 4820-4821.

Tolerance and Withdrawal of Immunosuppressive Drugs in Patients Given Kidney and Hematopoietic Cell Transplants
Scandling, J. D., Busque, S., Dejbakhsh-Jones, S., Benike, C., Sarwal, M., & Strober, S. (2012). Tolerance and Withdrawal of Immunosuppressive Drugs in Patients Given Kidney and Hematopoietic Cell Transplants. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 12(5), 1133-1145.

Tandem chemo-mobilization followed by high-dose melphalan and carmustine with single autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation for multiple myeloma
Chen, A. I., Negrin, R. S., McMillan, A., Shizuru, J. A., JOHNSTON, L. J., & Stockerl-Goldstein, K. (2012). Tandem chemo-mobilization followed by high-dose melphalan and carmustine with single autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation for multiple myeloma. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 47(4), 516-521.

Sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil as GVHD prophylaxis in myeloablative, matched-related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation
Johnston, L., Florek, M., Armstrong, R., McCune, J. S., Arai, S., & Negrin, R. (2012). Sirolimus and mycophenolate mofetil as GVHD prophylaxis in myeloablative, matched-related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 47(4), 581-588.

Donor immunization with WT1 peptide augments antileukemic activity after MHC-matched bone marrow transplantation
Kohrt, H. E., Mueller, A., Baker, J., Goldstein, M. J., Newell, E., & Strober, S. (2011). Donor immunization with WT1 peptide augments antileukemic activity after MHC-matched bone marrow transplantation. BLOOD, 118(19), 5319-5329.

Adoptive Immunotherapy with Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells for Patients with Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation
Laport, G. G., Sheehan, K., Baker, J., Armstrong, R., Wong, R. M., & Negrin, R. S. (2011). Adoptive Immunotherapy with Cytokine-Induced Killer Cells for Patients with Relapsed Hematologic Malignancies after Allogeneic Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation. BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 17(11), 1679-1687.

Translational studies in hematopoietic cell transplantation: Treatment of hematologic malignancies as a stepping stone to tolerance induction
Strober, S., Spitzer, T. R., Lowsky, R., & Sykes, M. (2011). Translational studies in hematopoietic cell transplantation: Treatment of hematologic malignancies as a stepping stone to tolerance induction. SEMINARS IN IMMUNOLOGY, 23(4), 273-281.

Long-term outcomes in patients with high-risk myeloid malignancies following matched related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation with myeloablative conditioning of BU, etoposide and CY
Naik, S., Wong, R., Arai, S., Brown, J., Laport, G., & Johnston, L. (2011). Long-term outcomes in patients with high-risk myeloid malignancies following matched related donor hematopoietic cell transplantation with myeloablative conditioning of BU, etoposide and CY. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 46(2), 192-199.

Complete donor T-cell engraftment 30 days after allogeneic transplantation predicts molecular remission in high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukaemia
Jones, C. D., Arai, S., Lowsky, R., Tyan, D. B., Zehnder, J. L., & Miklos, D. B. (2010). Complete donor T-cell engraftment 30 days after allogeneic transplantation predicts molecular remission in high-risk chronic lymphocytic leukaemia. BRITISH JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, 150(5), 637-639.

Phase I/II Trial of GN-BVC, a Gemcitabine and Vinorelbine-Containing Conditioning Regimen for Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Recurrent and Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma
Arai, S., Letsinger, R., Wong, R. M., Johnston, L. J., Laport, G. G., & Horning, S. J. (2010). Phase I/II Trial of GN-BVC, a Gemcitabine and Vinorelbine-Containing Conditioning Regimen for Autologous Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation in Recurrent and Refractory Hodgkin Lymphoma. BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 16(8), 1145-1154.

NKT cells, Treg, and their interactions in bone marrow transplantation
Kohrt, H. E., Pillai, A. B., Lowsky, R., & Strober, S. (2010). NKT cells, Treg, and their interactions in bone marrow transplantation. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 40(7), 1862-1869.

Long-term follow-up of patients with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma receiving purged autografts after induction failure
Benjamin, J. E., Chen, G. L., Cao, T. M., Cao, P. D., Wong, R. M., & Laport, G. G. (2010). Long-term follow-up of patients with diffuse large B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma receiving purged autografts after induction failure. BONE MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 45(2), 303-309.

Nonmyeloablative conditioning with total lymphoid irradiation and antithymocyte globulin: an update
Kohrt, H., & Lowsky, R. (2009). Nonmyeloablative conditioning with total lymphoid irradiation and antithymocyte globulin: an update. CURRENT OPINION IN HEMATOLOGY, 16(6), 460-465.

TLI and ATG conditioning with low risk of graft-versus-host disease retains antitumor reactions after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation from related and unrelated donors
Kohrt, H. E., Turnbull, B. B., Heydari, K., Shizuru, J. A., Laport, G. G., & Lowsky, R. (2009). TLI and ATG conditioning with low risk of graft-versus-host disease retains antitumor reactions after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation from related and unrelated donors. BLOOD, 114(5), 1099-1109.

Total lymphoid irradiation for graft-versus-host disease protection.
Kohrt, H., & Lowsky, R. (2009). Total lymphoid irradiation for graft-versus-host disease protection. Current opinion in oncology, 21, S23-6.

Tolerance and chimerism after renal and hematopoietic-cell transplantation.
Scandling, J. D., Busque, S., Dejbakhsh-Jones, S., Benike, C., Millan, M. T., & Strober, S. (2008). Tolerance and chimerism after renal and hematopoietic-cell transplantation. New England journal of medicine, 358(4), 362-368.

Thymoglobulin and regulatory T cells in organ and hematopoietic cell transplantation
Lowsky, R. (2007). Thymoglobulin and regulatory T cells in organ and hematopoietic cell transplantation. TRANSPLANTATION, 84(11), S20-S26.

RIZ1 repression is associated with insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling activation in chronic myeloid leukemia cell lines
Pastural, E., Takahashi, N., Dong, W.-F., Bainbridge, M., Hull, A., & Geyer, C. R. (2007). RIZ1 repression is associated with insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling activation in chronic myeloid leukemia cell lines. ONCOGENE, 26(11), 1586-1594.

High-dose carmustine, etoposide, and cyclophosphamide followed by allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin lymphoma
Law, L. Y., Horning, S. J., Wong, R. M., Johnston, L. J., Laport, G. G., & Stockerl-Goldstein, K. E. (2006). High-dose carmustine, etoposide, and cyclophosphamide followed by allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation for non-Hodgkin lymphoma. BIOLOGY OF BLOOD AND MARROW TRANSPLANTATION, 12(7), 703-711.

Total lymphoid irradiation and transplantation tolerance
Lowsky, R., & Negrin, R. S. (2006). Total lymphoid irradiation and transplantation tolerance. CURRENT OPINION IN ORGAN TRANSPLANTATION, 11(1), 54-61.

Protective conditioning for acute graft-versus-host disease
Lowsky, R., Takahashi, T., Liu, Y. P., Dejbakhsh-Jones, S., GRUMET, F. C., & Strober, S. (2005). Protective conditioning for acute graft-versus-host disease. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 353(13), 1321-1331.

A technique of bone marrow collection from vertebral bodies of cynomolgus macaques for transplant studies
Flores, M. G., Holm, B., Larson, M. J., Lau, M. K., Si, M. S., & Borie, D. C. (2005). A technique of bone marrow collection from vertebral bodies of cynomolgus macaques for transplant studies. JOURNAL OF SURGICAL RESEARCH, 124(2), 280-288.

Engraftment and survival following reduced-intensity allogeneic peripheral blood hematopoietic cell transplantation is affected by CD8(+) T-cell dose
Cao, T. M., Shizuru, J. A., Wong, R. M., Sheehan, K., Laport, G. G., & Lowsky, R. (2005). Engraftment and survival following reduced-intensity allogeneic peripheral blood hematopoietic cell transplantation is affected by CD8(+) T-cell dose. BLOOD, 105(6), 2300-2306.

CD34, CD49 and CD8 cell doses do not influence engraftment, graft-versus-host disease, or survival following myeloablative human leukocyte antigen-identical peripheral blood allografting for hematologic malignancies
Cao, T. M., Wong, R. M., Sheehan, K., Laport, G. G., Stockerl-Goldstein, K. E., & Lowsky, R. (2005). CD34, CD49 and CD8 cell doses do not influence engraftment, graft-versus-host disease, or survival following myeloablative human leukocyte antigen-identical peripheral blood allografting for hematologic malignancies. EXPERIMENTAL HEMATOLOGY, 33(3), 279-285.

Short tandem repeat analysis to monitor chimerism in Macaca fascicularis
Lau, M., Vayntrub, T., GRUMET, F. C., Lowsky, R., Strober, S., & Borie, D. (2004). Short tandem repeat analysis to monitor chimerism in Macaca fascicularis. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TRANSPLANTATION, 4(9), 1543-1548.

Approaches to transplantation tolerance in humans
Strober, S., Lowsky, R. J., Shizuru, J. A., Scandling, J. D., & Millan, M. T. (2004). Approaches to transplantation tolerance in humans. TRANSPLANTATION, 77(6), 932-936.

Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia in a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia developing after initiation of interferon and cytosine arabinoside
Patel, M., Ezzat, W., Pauw, K. L., & Lowsky, R. (2001). Bronchiolitis obliterans organizing pneumonia in a patient with chronic myelogenous leukemia developing after initiation of interferon and cytosine arabinoside. EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF HAEMATOLOGY, 67(5-6), 318-321.