Laura Johnston, MD

BMT specialist, Medical oncologist, Hematologist, Blood and marrow transplant specialist

Bio:   Dr. Laura Johnston currently serves as the Clinical Director and Clinic Chief of the Blood & Marrow Transplantation Division and specializes in Graft Versus Host Disease (GVHD), exploring prevention and treatment of acute and chronic GVHD via clinical trials. She conducts and develops clinical research trials in allogeneic and autologous hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) for hematologic malignancies: acute myelogenous leukemia (AML), acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL), myeloproliferative disease, non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), Hodgkin disease, myelodysplasia and aplastic anemia.
4.8 out of 5
164 Patient Ratings
17 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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Professional Education

  • Internship: UCSF Medical Center (1990) CA
  • Fellowship: UCSF Medical Center (1995) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1992) CA
  • Medical Education: University of Minnesota School of Medicine (1989) MN
  • BS, University of MN, Microbiology (1982)
  • MD, University of MN, Medicine (1989)

Administrative Appointments

  • Clinical Director, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Stanford University Medical Center (2009 - Present)
  • BMT Cancer Care Program Physical Lead, Stanford Cancer Institute (2010 - Present)
  • Clinic Chief, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation Stanford University Medical Center (2001 - Present)

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

4.8

Friendliness

4.8

Recommended to others

4.8

Explanations

4.7

Listens

4.7

Includes you in decisions

4.8

Clear Communication

4.9

Confidence in your doctor

4.1

Wait times

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Everyone who cares for cancer patients went beyond their duties to make me comfortable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Professional people, through and through. Where do they get these caring people?

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I always look forward to seeing Dr. Johnston.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Johnston is a very caring and competent doctor. I am grateful that she is as she IS. I am hoping that she stays as close to patients as she is.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very knowledgeable & very good in providing treatment, very concern about the patients.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

First meeting need another experience

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Good care from everyone involved.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Laura Johnston probably the best doctor I have ever had and I have had 23 surgeries.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Laura Johnston is the "best" and I'm grateful for being with her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

My initial visit re: transplant very caring staff from top to bottom.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Johnston seems extremely knowledgeable, competent & concerned.

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4.8 out of 5
164 Patient Ratings
17 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Everyone who cares for cancer patients went beyond their duties to make me comfortable.

SHC Patient, Mar 2016

Professional people, through and through. Where do they get these caring people?

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

I always look forward to seeing Dr. Johnston.

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

All good.

SHC Patient, Jan 2016

Dr. Johnston is a very caring and competent doctor. I am grateful that she is as she IS. I am hoping that she stays as close to patients as she is.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

Very knowledgeable & very good in providing treatment, very concern about the patients.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

First meeting need another experience

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Good care from everyone involved.

SHC Patient, Oct 2015

Dr. Laura Johnston probably the best doctor I have ever had and I have had 23 surgeries.

SHC Patient, Sep 2015

Dr. Laura Johnston is the "best" and I'm grateful for being with her.

SHC Patient, Apr 2015

My initial visit re: transplant very caring staff from top to bottom.

SHC Patient, Feb 2015

Dr. Johnston seems extremely knowledgeable, competent & concerned.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

It is always a good experience with Dr. Johnston - I feel she really has my back. She is the best.

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

Dr. Johnston is "on top" of the game being played - "doctoring."

SHC Patient, Jan 2015

I wish all my doctors had such good rapport.

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

I think I am very lucky to have Dr. Johnston as my doctor. She represents Stanford well!

SHC Patient, Apr 2014

Everyone @ the Cancer Center has always been sensitive to the frightful journey we patients are going through. Dr. Johastoa is awesome! She is thorough, thoughtful and she explains issues in a simple/ non-medical way.