Surbhi Sidana, MD

Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Hematologist-Oncologist

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy)

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Dr. Sidana is a hematologist/oncologist who is fellowship trained in advanced hematology with an emphasis on myeloma, amyloidosis, and dysproteinemia disorders. She is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation & Cellular Therapy, at Stanford University School of Medicine. She leads the Myeloma Cellular Immunotherapy program at Stanford.

Her areas of expertise include transplantation and novel cellular immunotherapies such as CAR-T-cell therapy for patients with multiple myeloma. For each patient, Dr. Sidana develops a personalized care plan designed to optimize outcomes and quality of life.

Dr. Sidana conducts extensive research. Currently, she is conducting clinical trials of CAR-T therapy and bispecific T-cell engagers for treatment of patients with myeloma. She is studying patients’ access to CAR-T cell therapy, the financial burden of the treatment, and its impact on patients’ quality of life and cognitive function.

Dr Sidana has received a grant from the Stanford Medicine Cancer Institute and NIH funding through the Stanford KL2 program to study adverse events of CAR-T therapy on patients and monitoring of patients undergoing CAR-T therapy using wearable devices.

In the past, Dr. Sidana received Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for her research on the impact of clinical trial participation on patients with multiple myeloma and lymphoma. She has also received grants from the Amyloidosis Foundation and International Waldenstrom’s Macrogloulinemia Foundation to understand AL amyloidosis, a rare disease caused by buildup of an abnormal protein.

Dr. Sidana has given presentations at regional and national conferences and her work has been published in high-impact journals.

Dr. Sidana has been recognized for her work with many honors, including an Outstanding Hematology/Oncology Fellow award and Outstanding Research Fellow award from the Mayo Clinic.

She is a member of the American Society of Hematology, American Society of Clinical Oncology, International Myeloma Society, International Society of Amyloidosis, and American Society of Transplantation & Cellular Therapy. Dr. Sidana is often an invited speaker at patient support groups as well as symposia and workshops for her peers.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Myeloma, Amyloidosis and Related Disorders (Advanced Hematology)
  • Fellowship, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, Hematology and Oncology
  • Residency, Cleveland Clinic, OH, Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi, India

Honors & Awards
  • "NextGen Innovator", HemOnc Today (2017)
  • Abstract Achievement Award, American Society of Hematology (2016)
  • Clinical Research Training Institute, American Society of Hematology (2017)
  • Dean's Roll of Honor for best academic performance, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi (2008)
  • Gold Medal, best academic performance in Internal Medicine, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi (2010)
  • Hematology/Oncology Outstanding Fellow, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2018)
  • Junior Researcher Travel Award, Amyloidosis Foundation (2018)
  • Lt. Governer's Rolling Trophy - Best student in medical school graduating class, Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi (2010)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation (2017)
  • Merit Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation (2019)
  • Methods in Clinical Cancer Research Workshop, Vail, CO, American Association of Cancer Research/American Society of Clinical Oncology (2016)
  • Outstanding Fellow Award, Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology (2017)
  • Outstanding Research Fellow, Department of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (2018)
  • Research Grant (Co-Principal Investigator), International Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia Foundation (2017)
  • Research Grant for Early Career Investigators, Amyloidosis Foundation (2018)
  • Young Investigator Award, 10th International Workshop on Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia (2018)
  • Young Investigator Award, American Society of Clinical Oncology/Conquer Cancer Foundation (2017)

  • Member, Biomarkers Committee, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) (2020 - Present)
  • Member, Editor Search Committee, American Society of Hematology (2019 - Present)
  • Co-Chair, Taskforce on trainees and junior faculty, American Society of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (2019 - Present)
  • Member, Protocol Writing Committee, BMT CTN 1901/1902, Blood and Marrow Transplant Clinical Trials Network (BMT CTN) (2019 - Present)
  • Member, Professional Development Committee, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2018 - 2019)
  • Member, Chair 2018-19 term, Trainee and Early Career Council, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2017 - Present)
  • Member, Trainee Council and Liaison to Communications Committee, American Society of Hematology (2017 - 2019)
  • Member, European Hematology Association (2019 - Present)
  • Member, International Society of Amyloidosis (2017 - Present)
  • Member, International Myeloma Society (2016 - Present)


Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you may have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

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

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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I am very grateful to have Dr. Sidana's excellent care.
Dr sidana reviewed everything and listened
Very reliable and helpful
Dr Sidana is thoughtful. I have great confidence in her ability. I also very much appreciate her willingness to plan ahead for the stages of the delivery of this therapy.
Dr Sidana is a thoughtful and caring doctor. I have been extremely happy with her care...
Dr. Sidana was very helpful and answered all my questions clearly. I was very pleased with our interaction.
She was impressive: very clear, reassuring, knowledgeable, and compassionate.
Dr. Sidana is always very personable and helpful.
Excellent Doctor!!
It is great working with you!
Dr Sidana was very personable, and she gave me plenty of time to think and ask questions. I look forward to being her patient. She seems super capable
She offered me a chance at upcoming trials that could make a difference in treating my cancer. I am very grateful for her attention to my particular needs for treatment.
Dr. Sidana and the team are professional, compassionate and extremely competent.
Appreciate her expertise and consult.
She is very concerned about my progress and gave me all the info I needed
Dr Sidana is the best. She is extremely brilliant and is a very caring provider. I owe her my life.
Dr. Sidana is great.
She is an excellent doctor and very knowledgeable about latest developments in treatment of myeloma. I am fortunate she is one of my doctors.
Very informative! Lot of things we did not know . Very professional
Very knowledgeable oncologist. Apologize I thought visit was to be with diabetic neutrtionist. Glad it was with Dr Sidana. As she is following and in agreement with oncologist here in eureka ca. thanx you.
Dr. Sidana is compassionate, understanding knowledgeable and very helpful.
I’m still hoping for the best with my treatment but understand that I may or may not got beyond a few years before multiple myeloma returns.
Seemed very knowledgeable and personable. However, the greater portion of the video visit was with a different doctor.
She is a fantastic doctor and her team, Lenny and Leslie, are excellent too.
Dr Sidana is fine. I would highly prefer to meet with her in person, rather than through a cheap, telemedicine video call. This practice contributes to the gradual erosion of what used to be a high qua;ity pateint experience with Stanford University.
Very helpful and helped me understand upcoming treatment
Excellent physician. I’m lucky to have her caring for me.
I am very happy to have Dr Sidana helping me.
I found Dr. Sidana to be extremely knowledgeable, which was no surprise, but also totally approachable. Sometimes experts can risk seeming condescending, but Dr. Sidana was anything but. I felt she listened carefully and responded fully, taking great pains to clarify anything I was having difficulty following. I also appreciated her willingness to be direct about the dangers and uncertainties associated with the stem cell transplant process. All in all, I left the session much more optimistic about going forward with transplantation that I anticipated. One of my key goals in going into the session was to see what kind of response I felt towards Dr. Sidana, both as a doctor and a person. I couldn't have been more impressed and reassured.

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