Dr. Lowsky has been an academic clinician and medical researcher in hematopoietic cell transplantation for 20 years and has broad experience and expertise in the field. He has designed, written, implemented and participated in single and multi-center federally-funded clinical trials; and has served on the Stanford IRB and SRC for cancer-oriented clinical trials for over 10 years.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship: Toronto General Hospital Postgraduate Education (1993) Canada
  • Residency: Toronto General Hospital Postgraduate Education (1991) Canada
  • Internship: Toronto General Hospital Postgraduate Education (1989) Canada
  • Medical Education: McGill University Faculty of Medicine (1988) Canada
  • Board Certification: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Hematology (1993)
  • Board Certification: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Internal Medicine (1992)
  • FRCP, Coll of Physicians/Surgs Canada, Hematology (1993)
  • FRCP, Coll of Physicians/Surgs Canada, Internal Medicine (1991)
  • MD, McGill University, Medicine (1988)

Administrative Appointments
  • Director, Apheresis Unit, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University (2005 - Present)
  • Director, BMT Fellowship Program, Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University (2002 - Present)


Clinical Trials

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

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Practice Locations

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (BMT) - 900 Blake Wilbur Drive Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

900 Blake Wilbur Drive, 2nd Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(115 reviews)

Good listener, attentive to my needs, knowledgeable and helpful.
Very thorough, generous with his time, empathetic and responsive. Excellent visit.
Robert Lowsky is an amazing doctor. I feel extremely fortunate to have him as my doctor. His knowledge, bedside manner and support have been extremely helpful to my understanding of the disease and treatment for it.
Dr. Lowsky and staff are attentive and professional.
He is wonderful and Stanford and his patients are lucky to have him as their doctor.
Happy to extol his clinical skills at any time.
Very patient and understanding, easy to talk to and empathetic and encouraging
He’s the best
Dr Lowsky and his team are very professional and welcoming.
Dr Lowsky is such a great dr. He always made me feel very comfortable. He was kind, compassionate and had a great sense of humor. I always felt safe and very positive when speaking to him.
Very organized team
He is the very best in his field!!!!
He talks to you like a peer without dumbing anything down. I am beyond honored to even know him.
Very good doctor, more doctors should care about their patients as he does.
Dr Lowsky is a great doctor for all these reasons and more - intelligence, compassion, honesty and a sense of humor.
Dr. Lowsky is very professional and knowledgeable. But he is also very friendly and caring. He has what they used to call a good "bedside manner". He is an excellent doctor and Stanford is lucky to have him.
Dr. Lowsky expalined the procedure in a very meaningful way. He was extremely personable and easy to talk with. Thank you, Dr. Lowsky.
I feel very comfortable being in the care of Dr Lowsky. He is a very competent doctor.
He is an excellent Doctor whom I am thankful to have providing my care.
As always, a pleasure to meeting with you and draw upon your knowledge.
Dr. Lowsky is wonderful to work with. Feel blessed to be in his care.
Very pleased with care and treatment, as well as general demeanor and pleasant conversation
Excellent Consultation. Good Communication.
Doctor Lowsky is fantastic! I don't feel I could have been any luckier if I had $1,000,000 to spend on my healthcare he makes me feel well taking care of his observant he Notices things And then will proceed to ask questions about them. You makes me feel very comfortable . I would say that my care with Stanford and doctor Low sky Has been superior !
He is an excellent doctor who can listen well and response well.
He’s an excellent doctor. Excellent communication skills and excellent explanations.
He was very clear and concise. He spoke at a good pace and answered all my questions
Excellent Dr
He will be my Hero for as long as I live and that includes Sandy too!
Dr Lowsky has been honest about this whole experience. We always knew what to expect. Good or bad. He is the best Doctor we could have hoped for.
Very kind expressive of sympathy and hope
Dr. Lowsky was professional, compassionate and brilliant. I could not have asked for more.
I very much appreciate how Dr. Lowsky treats me as a whole person and not just the disease. He makes a point to ask about social, and psychological issues and he always remembers my dog's name which is very sweet. On our first visit, he said (having this disease) is not my fault. I burst into tears, not realizing I was holding so much guilt. What a gift of compassion and understanding. He also seems comfortable enough to give difficult news such as life expectancy. I also appreciate how he does not seem rushed with me. He is so very kind. I feel very grateful he's my doctor.
Thank you for being an amazing and uplifting Doctor. You and your team were top notch.
Dr. Lowsky is an amazing doctor. I am eternally grateful to have someone like him still taking care of me 11 years after the transplant. There is nothing I can say that can do justice to how much I respect and admire Dr. Lowsky not just professionally but also from a personal point of view. Stanford is extraordinarily lucky to have Dr. Lowsky.
I thought he was very informative and thorough.
I was extremely please with the overall visit.
He is a caring Doctor. Always forward and straight to the point.
Very clean.
I can’t say enough good things about the care I have been provided by Dr Lowsky- and Sandy
He's very kind and empathetic and clear in his explanations. Very grateful for him.
Made me feel very comfortable and he genuinely appeared sincere. I’ve had a few nurses and Doctors that it almost appeared they were just doing a job, no compassion.
Dr. Lowsky, was a very informative Doctor. He show since of the patient concern.
I felt relieved after our visit
Very thorough, personal, and comprehensive.
Truly appreciate your ongoing clarity, frankness, and support.
Already have recommended Stanford Md to others
Great doctor love him he's the best
Dr Lowsky is the best.
I hold Robert Lowskey in the highest regard, I trust him with my life.
Dr.Lowsky is the Best Doctor!! There is no words to describe how grateful we are for his love and devotion to his patients! He is just amazing at what he dose !! Thank you Dr. Lowsky ! God bless you . Merry Christmas and Happy New year !! From me and my wife!
Extremely well informed about my medical condition, clear about future plans, and generally supportive yet realistic regarding possible complications.
Dr. Lowsky is without any doubt one of the best doctors I have had and unfortunately, I have had quite a few. He is very accomplished, explains issues very clearly and I can always rely on him for the best medical advice and guidance. I have blind faith in Dr. Lowsky and Stanford is lucky to have a jewel like him in their BMT staff.
I'm blessed to have Robert Lowsky as my BMT doctor.
Dr. Lowsky is very caring and tries to provide the best help for his patients.
Really took their time with me, not rushed. Asked after my wellbeing.
Dr. Lowsky was very thorough in his explanations. He made me feel confident that all my health needs were being met.
Stanford is excellent - wow!
Dr. Lowsky was direct and clear in his explanations and took the time to listen to me and answer all my questions.
Dr. Lowsky is an outstanding doctor. A+++. I am grateful Dr. Lowsky is my doctor at Stanford. Simply outstanding, caring, understanding doctor.
Very patient and took all the time to answer my questions. Very motivating and was able to explain the process very well.
Dr. Lowsky is the best. I would not have done the transplant if it were not for him. His warmth, concern & HONESTY did it for me.
I can't say enough good things about Dr. Lowsky. He explains every thing well, went back through my history and told me at what point I will need treatment, treatment options etc. I always leave his office feeling like I am well cared for and don't worry so much about my health. I would travel to see Dr. Lowsky wherever he practiced.
Above & beyond!
All the staff here are great.
I have the best care provider!
Dr. Lowsky is a wonderful doctor one of the best I have ever met with. Perhaps the best doctors appointment I have ever had. He is amazing.
Excellent service from health provider.
Dr. Lowsky was a wonderful teacher, & we all felt very relieved by his expertise & ability to impart information.
Dr. Lowsky and Ms, Romani (RN) were very clear with informing me of my proposed treatment.
Both nurse Sandra Burgess and Dr. R. Lowsky spent time with me to listen as well as inform and explain to me about my test results, etc.
All excellent.
He is the best.
Cannot say enough about Dr. Lowsky and his team - Dr. Lowsky is beyond anyone we've seen.
The doctor's treatment towards me was excellent!
Your care provider is at the top went it come to friendliness, courtesy.
Dr. Lowsky is always a positive and encouraging doctor. He really cares about all his patients.
Dr. Lowsky should be cloned he is outstanding and always available to his patients.
They took the time to explain with details all my questions. I left feeling in a good mood.
My dr is the best.
Dr. Lowsky is always very patient and helpful.
Dr. Lowsky is very detailed and knowledgeable. I easily became confident on him.
Dr. Robert Lowsky is the best physician I have ever consulted. I simply can not overstate how knowledgeable, patient, kind, and caring he is. THE BEST.
Dr. Lowsky provided information with friendliness and compassion. His explanations were completed in the modes of learning.
Dr. Lowsky was one of the best physicians I've seen.
Dr. Lowsky has been an exceptionally compassionate doctor for me. I was anxious this visit because of recent lab results. Dr. Lowsky, gave me excellent reassurances with due respect to my particular (I research my case a lot withmedical studies) and sensitivity to my emotional and psychological state.
(Dr.) GREAT - (ASSISTANT) - Sometimes we had to call back.
Dr.'s and nurses answered questions thoroughly and made a comfortable environment.
Dr. Lowsky & staff are the best.
Dr. Lowsky is a superb doctor - professional - caring - concerned - talented - knows his field.
Great explanation of options, transplant time lines, and outcomes.
Dr. Lowsky is a great doctor and person!
It's a great hospital always make me feel good.
Dr. Lowsky is always great (5) in all of these areas.
Dr. Lowsky is really an excellent doctor and very thorough & compassionate. He is the BEST.
Love Dr. Lowsky. Always explains things to me that I can understand. I know he cares about me and my disease.
My provider never seems rushed and I feel that he has a genuine concern for my well being.
Dr. Lowsky is an excellent physician and care provider.
The doctor was wonderful! He answered all my questions & even drew me a diagram.
Excellent communication skills.
Very good in explaining everything that would take place if needed.
Caring, trustworthy, interested in all of me - mind/body/spirit we feel, 100% that Dr. Lowsky has been one of our best dr.'s! He deserves a raise & recognition for the care of his patients.
Dr. Lowsky is the BEST! Can't say enough good about him. WONDERFUL.
Dr. Lowsky was the easiest to understand. It was important to him I understood.
Dr. Lowsky is the best of the best!
Awesome results.
PA was quiet & didn't seem friendly yet the Dr. Lowsky was excellent.
I LOVE Dr. Lowsky. He explains everything to me & writes it down so I remember. I can email him & get an answer quickly.
Very good.
Very warm - seems to be genuinely concerned. Never felt rushed.
Dr. Lowsky takes a great interest in his patients and he definitely tries to see his patients ASAP.

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