Judith Shizuru, Ph.D., M.D.

Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist, BMT specialist

Bio:   I am a member of the Stanford Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) faculty, the Stanford Immunology Program and the Institute of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine. I have attended on the BMT clinical service since 1997, and I oversee a research laboratory. My current clinical efforts and basic research focus on improving the safety and efficacy of hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT) which is the most widely practiced and powerful form of cellular therapy. To achieve this goal we address two fundamental issues of HCT – the preparation of the recipient to accept a transplanted hematopoietic graft, and the impact of the graft cellular content on the success of the therapy. We have applied our expertise to develop novel ways to achieve engraftment of blood forming stem cells with the goal to replace chemotherapy and radiation. We have also developed the tools and methods that will allow us to transplant grafts of pure blood forming stem cells with the goal to eliminate potentially harmful passenger cells contained in a blood stem cell graft.
4.9 out of 5
91 Patient Ratings
12 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 (1993) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1994) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (1997) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1992) CA

Honors & Awards

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (1986-1988)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (1989-1991)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation (1991-1993)
  • Excellence in Research in the Field of Hematopoiesis, Cheryl Whitlock Award (1996)
  • Career Award in the Biomedical Sciences, Burroughs Wellcome Fund (1996-2000)
  • Junior Faculty Scholars Award, Howard Hughes Medical Institute (1996-2000)
  • Scholar Award, Amy Strelzer Manasevit (2001)

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Explanations

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Listens

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Includes you in decisions

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Clear Communication

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Confidence in your doctor

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Wait times

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Both the staff & facility were outstanding.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I've been coming to the BMT clinic for 23 years... always a dedicated, concerned and communicative group. My comments are for my full history not only the last visit.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Answered above & beyond all my questions, especially being an off-island patient. Very hospitable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Great confidence in care provider & staff.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Fantastic doctor and very personable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Shizuru is our hero!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr's. & nurses are great - they are over-worked & need more support staff.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Shizuru has been wonderful through my whole treatment. Always answers our many questions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Shizuru is a fabulous doctor - in ever way possible. She is committed, caring, compassionate and extremely intelligent. I hope Stanford realizes how fortunate they really are to have her on their list of great doctors!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Shizuru and her staff are great!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Kaiser/Stanford provided excellent care which saved my life.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Every time I go everyone knows my name and are all so very nice.

4.9 out of 5
91 Patient Ratings
12 Patient Comments

SHC Patient, Feb 2016

Both the staff & facility were outstanding.

SHC Patient, Dec 2015

I've been coming to the BMT clinic for 23 years... always a dedicated, concerned and communicative group. My comments are for my full history not only the last visit.

SHC Patient, Nov 2015

Answered above & beyond all my questions, especially being an off-island patient. Very hospitable.

SHC Patient, Aug 2015

Great confidence in care provider & staff.

SHC Patient, Jul 2015

Fantastic doctor and very personable.

SHC Patient, Jun 2015

Dr. Shizuru is our hero!!!

SHC Patient, Dec 2014

Dr's. & nurses are great - they are over-worked & need more support staff.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Shizuru has been wonderful through my whole treatment. Always answers our many questions.

SHC Patient, Nov 2014

Dr. Shizuru is a fabulous doctor - in ever way possible. She is committed, caring, compassionate and extremely intelligent. I hope Stanford realizes how fortunate they really are to have her on their list of great doctors!

SHC Patient, Oct 2014

Dr. Shizuru and her staff are great!

SHC Patient, Sep 2014

Kaiser/Stanford provided excellent care which saved my life.

SHC Patient, May 2014

Every time I go everyone knows my name and are all so very nice.