I am the Chief of Stanford BMT and Cell Therapy Program that provides 750 cancer cell therapies annually. Our BMT-CT research fosters the development of both laboratory immunologists, and clinical translational researchers. Our allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation (alloHCT) research is optimizing graft content of HSC, conventional T lymphocyte, and regulatory T cell content in order to cures blood cancers via beneficial graft-v-tumor (GVT) immunity while reducing GVHD risk. Our CAR-T research provides the most direct targeting of cancer and is dramatically improving leukemia and Lymphoma with no GVHD risk. Our goal is to combine graft engineered allogeneic HCT with CAR-T benefit.

The Miklos lab pioneered protein microarray technologies to discover clinically relevant allogeneic antibodies. Our clinical trials established cGVHD therapeutic benefits using anti-B cell drugs rituximab and ibrutinib. More recently, our team developed human correlative assays to optimize CAR-T therapy including ctDNA MRD, flow cytometry tumor antigen quantification, Immune phenotype CAR-T characterization (CAR-FACS), and single cell RNA characterization of CAR-T cells.

Immunotherapy is revolutionizing cancer treatment and Stanford Cancer Cell Therapy Program is developing and evaluating the most promising chimeric antigen T-cell (CAR-T) therapies targeting CD19, CD20, CD22, CD79A, and BCMA.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (2019)
  • Board Certification, American Board of Internal Medicine, Hematology (2019)
  • Medical Education: Yale University Office of the Registrar (1995) CT
  • Fellowship: Dana Farber Cancer Institute Hematology Oncology Fellowship (2001) MA
  • Residency: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1998) MA
  • Internship: Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School (1996) MA
  • B.S., University of Notre Dame (1987)
  • M.D., Yale University Medical School (1995)
  • Ph.D., Yale University, Genetics (1995)

Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Yale Medical School (1995)
  • Clinical Investigator Training Program Scholar, Harvard Medical School (2001-2003)
  • Medical Scientist Training Fellow, NIH (1993-1995)
  • Phi Betta Kappa, University of Notre Dame (1987)
  • Predoctoral Fellow, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1989-1993)

  • Member, American Society of Transplantation and Cell Therapy (1998 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2014 - Present)
  • Member, American Society of Hematology (1998 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Associate Chief Blood and Marrow Transplantation, Stanford University (2020 - 2020)
  • Chief BMT and Cell Therapy Program, Stanford University (2020 - Present)
  • Clinical Director Cancer Cell Therapy, Stanford University (2016 - 2022)
  • Medical Director of Stanford Cellular Therapeutics and Transplantation Laboratory, Stanford University (2011 - 2016)


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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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Dr Miklos is a great doctor he listens to me and explains things clearly I am very thankful for his care
Dr. Miklos is a very competent caring physician. I appreciate his expertise.
He is so knowledgeable and compassionate we are glad he is our Dr
I truly appreciate his experience in treating My type of cancer. He’s a wealth of knowledge and always gives me the latest ideas in treatment.
He’s an excellent doctor and Always to the point of your visit.
Thank you Dr Miklos for taking care of me very well!
Very good
I found the care I received from de Miklos and rest of very good and helpful, thankful for care
Has provided great service to me; perhaps saving my life.
Outstanding physician.
He is the greatest, as a medical doctor and as a positive person to go through cancer with. Love him!
Dr David Miklos has provided me all the health care that I need right from the start. I trust him. He listens and answers all my questions, and i am always part of the treatment plan. He always make sure that I understand all his instructions and answers any question that I might have. He make sure that I am always in the best of health. His whole team has been great and I appreciate everything that they have done and have been doing to make me well. I can't thank them enough.
He is an very professional doctor and easy to talk to
Very good
Doctor was very knowledgeable and gave us a lot of time to explain things.
He went out of his way to deliver ClonoSeq kit to me while I was in the hospital. The Director of BMT and CAR-T did that!
Dr Miklos and his staff are the best .
Explained things well
Your Staff is outstanding
Listened well to my questions and concerns and provided options.
Take a good care of the patients.
Dr miklos said the bmt saved my life,you can't say anything wrong with that
Wonderful Doctor
David is a great Dr
Explanations well done
Empathetic, knowledgeable and covers everything. I couldn't be more pleased.
Dr. Miklos is an exceptional physician and I am truly greatful for his time and expert care.
Very professional and concerned. Exceptional listening efforts
He is an excellent doctor and very knowledgeable and thorough.
Thank you!
Very good
Dr. Miklos was about the only person left in the clinic that evening when we did our video visit. It was late, but he took the time to address the issues regarding my post CAR T and he answered my questions completely. His concern and dedication comes through, whether virtual or actual visits. The virtual visit is necessary for me at times due to distance and of course Covid. Dr. Miklos is an amazing physician and my family and I couldn't be happier in having him as my hematologist.
He's been my BMT doctor for 15 years, and he is caring, compassionate and professional.
I think he is a great doctor. He is accommodating and a pleasure to talk to.
He's still the best.
This Doctor is the best in my opinion and do recommend him to anyone who is in need of his specialty. I am constantly telling my family, friends and neighbors about how professional and caring he is along with his specialty skills.
Great doctor and always tries to answer all of my questions.
I am very thankful with the care I received from him
I have the highest regard for him and his staff. I absolutely trust and respect him as a doctor and as a human being.
Dr.Miklos and the BMT team saved my life,you can't imagine what that is like
He's great, and so is his team!! Explains things well and is honest about your condition. He is also brilliant and straight-forward and is easy to talk to. Glad I found him!
An excellent physician, very caring, easy to talk to and provided me with answers to all my questions.
Dr miklos is great he is very kind and very helpful
Dr. Miklos is very smart and caring he always can answer all of our questions! I’m so very grateful to have met him. Dr. Miklos thank you for helping me through my journey ! I do wish he was my primary care dr. as well.. we found out 11:00 pm on November 4th, 2014 in a Kaiser’s emergency room about my wife’s leukemia. That’s when our nightmare began. The next two years we went through treatments that helped for awhile but wast sustainable. That’s when we were introduced to Stanford Health Care and Dr. Miklos. When I speak of Stanford my statement is always the same. It’s Stanford and then everybody else. You should be very proud for the work you do. When I speak of Dr Miklos I always say he is the nearest thing to god I will ever see. Thank god he put Dr Miklos in our lives.
Dr. Miklos & Janette Kimes were wonderful to have on "my" team. EXCELLENT!
5+ years of care very honored to call David my dr.
We felt that the whole process and decision for treatment was thoroughly explained using imaging and diagrams.
Dr. Miklos spent time explaining & answering my questions. Did not feel rushed, Dr. Miklos took time to explain... excellent!!!
Dr. Miklos was great! Could not yell it louder if I was Tony the Tiger.
Dr. Miklos and team are AMAZING.
I have told everyone who will listen about the excellent care, concern, and warmth of the staff at Stanford.
An excellent experience! This was a visit to discuss treatments for serious disease. Dr. Miklos seems like an excellent clinician AND a researcher. It was like having an oncologist in the family!
Dr. Miklos and his physician assistant always gave me the best care possible.
Good because they provided very good time.
Dr. Miklos is the best. I am alive because of him and the treatment at Stanford.
The doctors & support staff were very supportive and positive to addressing my problem (cancer) and my recovery.
I was very impressed.
Since this was a trial, the staff was very open & honest regarding expected results.
The staff's care of my treatment was very good, especially their positive attitude for my recovery.
Dr. Miklos and his fellow, Jay Spiegal, are extremely knowledgeable, regarding my situation - answer all questions so that I could understand and are always caring and helpful.
All are friendly.
All good & excellent. Excellent dr.
Dr. Miklos has the best bedside manor. He makes us feel so special.
Dr. Miklos is outstanding. I feel confident I am getting to best (latest) care available.
Very professional.
An amazing doctor, totally feel taken care of, when under his care.
Dr. Miklos is exceptional.
Dr. Miklos good job he cares so much about his treatment for you and how you are doing.
The doctor spent a lot of time with us explaining my care, his team also spent a lot of time with us explaining treatment.
I fully trust Dr. Miklos with all my medical concerns. He's very caring & welcomed me & my family well. His nursing assistant is also great! Her name is Sandy Burgess & she always took care of all my concerns.
Dr. Miklos is very knowledgable & empathetic. Always available & responsive.
Huge fan of Dr Miklos!
Dr. Mikios is a wonderful doctor and a kind man.
Dr. Miklos is a star doctor. He genuinely cares about me and spends generous amount of time with me and my family. I got educated on my illness and I am very thankful to Dr. Miklos and his team.
Miklos provided a thorough amount of hand written info - But I was overwhelmed by the depth and technical aspects of what he described.
Dr. Miklos is the best! I feel very grateful to have him as my doctor!
Dr. Mikios is my hero. I thank him for taking me through the transplant and the following care.
I have just recently recommended Dr. Miklos.
They were great. Spoke clearly and spoke my language. They even made a visual to clarify it.
Dr. Miklos spent a lot of time with me and answered all my questions.
Dr. Miklos & the entire team was amazing the total care I received was truly wonderful.
Amazing care provided by Dr. Miklos. Lots of good information.
Dr. Miklos is wonderful, approachable and thorough.
One time I had a concern which really scared me when the dr. just say it is what it is and I felt like I'm just a number in a study and I just wondered how serious my illness (life) is in this study or if I'm just a number.
Dr. Miklos is amazing.
Dr. Miklos always answers any questions I have and has always given me the best care.
Dr. Miklos from thy 1st time I met him to my last visit I could have a more understanding, knowledgeable doctor ever. He is outstanding.
Dr. Miklos saved my life. Because of him I get to watch my daughter grow.

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