Judith Shizuru

Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist, Hematologist-Oncologist

Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy) and of Pediatrics (Stem Cell Transplantation)

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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.

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Professional Education
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (1997) CA
  • Residency: UCSF Medical Center (1994) CA
  • Internship: UCSF Medical Center (1993) CA
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1992) CA

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

Administrative Appointments
  • Member, Stanford Diabetes Research Center (2018 - Present)


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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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(21 reviews)

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Dr. Shizuru is awesome!!
All the providers are very nice and I would recommend with other people.
The greatest.
Outstanding communications listening ability the best!
Dr. Shizuru is a pre eminent physician. I feel very fortunate to be a patient under her care and treatment. After facing numerous difficulties and challenges after my bone marrow transplant, she was crucial to my survival and progress to date.
The Health Care Provider is someone I think is trustworthy and reliable.
Dr. Shizuru listened and answered every question.
Excellent in everything.
Both the staff & facility were outstanding.
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.
Answered above & beyond all my questions, especially being an off-island patient. Very hospitable.
Great confidence in care provider & staff.
Fantastic doctor and very personable.
Dr. Shizuru is our hero!!!
Dr's. & nurses are great - they are over-worked & need more support staff.
Dr. Shizuru has been wonderful through my whole treatment. Always answers our many questions.
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!
Dr. Shizuru and her staff are great!
Kaiser/Stanford provided excellent care which saved my life.
Every time I go everyone knows my name and are all so very nice.

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