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.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2022)
  • Residency: UCSF Department of Medicine (1994) CA
  • Fellowship: Stanford University Medical Center (1997) 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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(64 reviews)

Very nice
She is an amazing doctor, very knowledgeable and professional and kind.
I find her so knowledgeable, and kind. I feel in very good hands.
She is very thorough and I understood everything she had to say.
I’m the beneficiary of excellent professional service and personal care. Past, present, and future patients have been, are, and will be very fortunate indeed to receive such care.
Dr Shizuru was wonderful during this whole process and I would ask for her again in the future if needed.
Great doctor, thank you for your help Dr. Shizuru
She’s the greatest!
wonderful clinician who is greatly appreciated
Dr. Shizuru is a great doctor, I feel blessed to been treated about my cancer with her
I am very pleased with both Stanford and Dr. Shizuru.
Best Dr ever1â ¤
They answered any and all questions I had
She is a great doctor, saved my life, my gratitude forever, thank you doctor Shizuru
Always appreciate Dr. Shizuru’s time, patience and expertise!
Highest regard for her excellent professional and interpersonal skills
I appreciate Dr. Shizuru as an expert in the field, she is kind, professional, and friendly
Stanford is the best one, is an honor been there, my condition is an unusual type of cancer, they have a lot of expertise! Blessings to Stanford
She’s excellent
Dr. Shizuru is an GREAT practitioner and I would recommend her to anyone. She feels like family.
She's great
What a great doctor! Really been impressed with her knowledge, listening skills and compassion. Blessed to have her and my healthcare team!
Dr. Shizuru is an excellent researcher and we need excellent practitioners to perform this task. Human beings are multidimensional and practitioners must see them in a holistic way not just as a specialty all our systems are connected and everything affects us be it on the emotional, physical mental, family members around you are all part of the healing process and they must be included in the care plan as well as listening to what the patient knows about themselves that an outsider can never know because we are not that individual especially when one is dealing with a life-threatening situation, your family really matters. They are your support system and they should not be ignored.
Incredible physician and researcher. Highly recommend her!
She's excellent
I love Dr. Shizuru! She is thorough, helpful and coordinates great with my Kaiser team.
She was extremely helpful and wonderful we were very blessed to have her as my Doctor thankyou
I have always felt comfortable with and confident in Dr. Shizuru's decisions regarding my health care. I enjoy my appointments with her.
Dr Shizuru is a knowledgeable and helpful Doctor. I respect her explanation of my care
Great doctor! I'm very happy with the care I've received from her, Marqui and the Stanford bmt team.
Very knowledgeable and professional
The top Doctors and team in the UNITED STATES.
Dr. Shizuru rocks. She and the staff are excellent health care providers. Dr. Shizuru asks questions, listens and provides thorough information. I am grateful to have been matched up with her for my stem cell transplant.
She is excellent
Dr. Shizuru is the Best!
Dr Shizuru is an excellent physician. She is experienced, friendly, easy to talk to as well as a good listener. I have been extremely pleased being one of her patients.
She is excellent
Doctor is very professional. A very attentive listener. Very thoughtful. Very kind.
I've been very pleased to have her as my bmt doctor.
Excellent doctor and very easy to talk too.
Outstanding in both my video and office visits in person!
Dr. Shizuru is the best! Always look forward to talking with her. Wish she could be my doctor permanently.
I have experienced the care of Dr Shizuru and highly respect her opinion. I have been very happy with he care I received at Stanford.
Thank you!
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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