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.

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Professional Education
  • 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)


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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