Sally Arai, MD

Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist, BMT specialist

Bio:   Dr. Arai has formal training in clinical research with a Masters in Epidemiology from Stanford University. She has a clinical practice seeing all diseases in hematopoietic cell transplantation, with a clinical research focus on the prevention and treatment of post-transplant complications.
4.8 out of 5
175 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (BMT)

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic E, 1st Floor
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-0822
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Hematology Program

  • 875 Blake Wilbur Drive
  • Clinic C
  • Palo Alto, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-6000
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Amyloid Center

  • 300 Pasteur Drive
  • 2nd Floor, Room A260
  • Stanford, CA 94305
  • Phone: 650-725-6186
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Professional Education

  • Medical Education: Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine (1991) NH
  • Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1999) MD
  • Residency: Strong Memorial Hospital (1995) NY
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center (1998) NY
  • Internship: Strong Memorial Hospital (1993) NY
  • MS, Stanford University, Epidemiology (2006)
  • MD, Dartmouth Medical School

Honors & Awards

  • “A phase I/II study of post-transplant autologous CIK cells for high-risk hematologic malignancies”, Cancer Treatment Research Foundation (2005-2009)
  • K23-“Reduce GVHD and Relapse using Ex-Vivo Expanded Allogeneic Cell Therapy”, NIH (2003-2008)

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Friendliness

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Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.8

Listens

4.8

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.8

Confidence in your doctor

4.2

Wait times

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Professor Sally Aria, the best doctor I have ever met!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Aria and her team are close to the top of their game.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Arai is the best. Dr. Amy Nelson (Kaiser) and Dr. Arai saved my life.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Good experience - Since being - admitted in July I think everything has gone better than expected thanks to Sally Arai MD and Laura Jean Johnston MD.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Arai is excellent. Very easy to talk with. Very knowledgeable and follows through.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Arai is an outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Only good experiences.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Arai always gives me the time needed to address all of my issues. I am very confident in her care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. seemed interested in impressing me with hyper-technical explanations.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Arai is great!! The team from Stanford and San Francisco Dr. Amy Nelson saved my life.

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4.8 out of 5
175 Patient Ratings
34 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Professor Sally Aria, the best doctor I have ever met!

SHC Patient, Jul 2016

Dr. Aria and her team are close to the top of their game.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Dr. Arai is the best. Dr. Amy Nelson (Kaiser) and Dr. Arai saved my life.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Good experience - Since being - admitted in July I think everything has gone better than expected thanks to Sally Arai MD and Laura Jean Johnston MD.

SHC Patient, Jun 2016

Excellent.

SHC Patient, May 2016

Dr. Arai is excellent. Very easy to talk with. Very knowledgeable and follows through.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Dr. Arai is an outstanding doctor.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Only good experiences.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Dr. Arai always gives me the time needed to address all of my issues. I am very confident in her care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. seemed interested in impressing me with hyper-technical explanations.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Good.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Arai is great!! The team from Stanford and San Francisco Dr. Amy Nelson saved my life.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Dr. Arai is kind & intelligent - Sometimes gets too technical.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Not prepared, had not checked my record for previous tests, was vague about future treatment.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

The staff is average in building relationships, always educating me with confidence and comfort for my concerns. Our appointment is complete when I have finished the appointment with all my concerns answered with complete satisfaction.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Dr. Arai is amazing!

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Arai provides thoughtful, insightful care. I could not be in better hands in terms of medical care and guidance.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Sally Arai MD is a superior doctor on the best I have ever met. She helps Stanford look great!

SHC Patient, May 2015

Staff has a built-in checklist that works with excellence.

SHC Patient, May 2015

Dr. Arai is exceptional! Extraordinary knowledge, expertise, analytical/decision making, excellent communications caring, compassionate. She is the BEST!!

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

Excellent educator, thorough follow-up on all criteria of my health.

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Arai is not only the greatest provider I ever met, but also the greatest person I ever met!

SHC Patient, Mar 2015

Dr. Arai great - I feel I am in good hands.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Arai is a world class physician!! She excels in every way - expertise, application of knowledge, dedication, communication, patient care.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Arai is wonderful!

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

The experience was very comforting.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I was sent to ITA upstairs. This was the second time in a month no orders were written and I had to wait for another doctor to write orders.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

This was a great visit. We have a lot of confidence in the doctor and staff.

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

The most excellent provider in the universe.

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Dr. Sally Arai is an experienced, competent, kind and helpful doctor.

SHC Patient, May 2014

I have great confidence in Dr. Arai - she remembers everything concerning my care.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Great doctor!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I told the doctor the she need to speak because I had poor hearing (hearing aids in both ears) the doctor continually lowered her voice to nearly a whisper I probably missed 50% of what she said.

SHC Patient, Feb 2014

She was friendly and approachable.