Wen-Kai Weng, MD, PhD

Blood and marrow transplant specialist, Lymphoma specialist, Medical oncologist, Multiple myeloma specialist

Associate Professor of Medicine (Blood and Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy) and, by courtesy, of Dermatology

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Dr. Wen-Kai Weng specializes in the treatment of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL), his basic research interest is immunotherapy for lymphoma and cancer, with two components: tumor specific targeting therapy and allogeneic transplant. He is currently working on new strategies to target patient-specific tumor using antibody along with effector cells. He is also conducting clinical study looking at the clinical efficacy of allogeneic transplant in patients with cutaneous lymphoma.

Professional Summary

Education & Certifications
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology (2021)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University, Medical Oncology (2002)
  • Residency, University of Texas-Houston, Internal Medicine (1999)
  • Internship, University of Texas-Houston, Internal Medicine (1997)
  • PhD, University of Minnesota, Pathobiology/Immunology (1996)
  • MD, ChungShan Medical and Dental College, Medicine (1988)

Honors & Awards
  • Charles and Dorothy Andrew Bird Award, Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society (1996)
  • Department of Medicine Master Teacher Award, Stanford University (2022)
  • Developmental Research Award, Stanford Cancer Institute (2012-2013)
  • Developmental Research Award, Stanford University Cancer Center (2009-2010)
  • Division Teaching Award, BMT, Stanford University (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019)
  • Doctoral Dissertation Award, University of Minnesota Graduate School (1995)
  • Fellowship, Lymphoma Research Foundation (2002-2004)
  • ITI Seed Grant Award, Institute for Immunity, Transplantation and Infection, Stanford University (2011-2012)
  • K08 Clinical Scientist Career Development Award, NIH/NCI (2005-2009)
  • Predoctoral National Research Service Award, NIH/NIAID (1994-1995)
  • Translational Research Grant, Stanford Cancer Institute (2014-2015)

  • Co-Director, Stanford Cancer Immunotherapy and Blood & Marrow Transplantation Symposium (2018 - Present)

Administrative Appointments
  • Co-Director, Stanford Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Lymphoma Clinic (2014 - Present)
  • Director, Blood and Marrow Transplantation/Cellular Therapy (BMT/CT) Fellowship Program (2015 - Present)
  • Scientific Advisory Board, Lymphoma Research Foundation (2011 - 2012)


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Practice Locations

Blood and Marrow Transplant Program (BMT) - 875 Blake Wilbur Drive Palo Alto, CA
Palo Alto, CA

875 Blake Wilbur Drive, Clinic E, 1st Floor

Palo Alto , CA 94304

(650) 498-6000

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(124 reviews)

He’s the best!
Dr. Weng is a wonderful doctor. I have the highest opinion of him!
Very good and understanding doctor.
Great doctor 1000% satisfied with my treatment.
Awesome doctor! Listens well to all your concerns!
He is a good doctor
He’s the best. Very caring. Very thorough. Always involves me in care decisions, and explains his thinking clearly, in ways that I can understand.
Dr. Weng proved outstanding care, as always.
None everything was satisfied and he had answered all my questions
Dr. Weng is a wonderful Dr. I find him open and knowledgeable. Very personable.
He answered all my concerns and he's a good doctor
Excellent doctor. Understanding and compassionate.
When I was referred to Dr. Weng as a stem-cell transplant candidate, I was very sick. My two prior chemotherapy regimens during the year prior were not successful. Dr. Weng is the oncologist who saved my life. I will always be grateful to him and hope that he can be my oncologist forever.
Very good doctor
Dr. Weng is excellent of what he does.
I think he is easy to talk to and straight forward. I have confidence in him.
Dr. Weng provided excellent care, explained the care plan thoroughly, and included me in his decision-making process.
Dr. Weng has always treated me with kindness, respect and concern. I think he is easy to talk to and is very approachable.
Poor communication
Dr. Weng was very informative and informative ðŸ‘
He seems to be busy. I probably had less than 10 minutes talking with. He seems to be in a hurry to leave, so I talked more to the assistant than him.
Dr Weng is an excellent doctor.
I would follow with Dr Weng and can't wait to see next proceture. Thank you Dr Weng
Dr. Weng did a great job. He was thorough, included me in my care decisions, and explained everything thoroughly.
Dr Weng is very professional, friendly, and knowledgeable. Furthermore, he even remembers personal details not related to the medical. I feel being heard and valued.
Very nice
I felt very comfortable when meeting with doctor Wayne, he made sure I understood things with questions I asked.
Dr. Weng is an excellent physician and I am very grateful that he is my doctor.
Very caring and thorough. Very happy to have him as my doctor.
Very thorough, encourages questions
Dr Wen Kai Weng seems to be a very kind, knowledgeable compassionate doctor I feel blessed to have had the pleasure of meeting him.
As always, Dr. Weng provided excellent care and included me in the care plan decisions.
Dr. Weng is very proactive in my care. He is very interested in my well-being and overall outcome in this disease process. I appreciate his skill and ability to treat me through this process. He’s a very good physician and very knowledgeable. I feel I’m getting the best care available.
Drs. Kim and Khodadoust are the best
We were impressed with the help we received.
I am very happy with Dr. Weng.
An excellent physician.
Doctor Weng is very professional and speaks to me with warmth and kindness. He is through with what needs to be done next and follows up with my oncologist.
Wen-Kai is very caring and thorough with his patients
Dr. Weng was on time, listened to my concerns, and explained his care plan thoroughly. As always, an excellent visit.
I will be eternally grateful to Dr. Weng for the excellent care I received from him, his team, and the staff at Stanford during my illness. I think the world of Dr. Weng and hope he can be my physician for the rest of my life!
Dr. Weng did an excellent job, as always.
good doctor
Excellent doctor! Easy to talk to and is a very good listener. Terrific sense of humor.
Excellent care as always
Dr. Weng is the best
Good doctor
I'm very pleased with Dr. Weng. I feel I'm getting excellent care.
He is caring, thorough and professional
Always pleasure communicating with Dr. Weng..
He has a lot of knowledge about cancer and how to treat it and I felt very comfortable with everything he told me.
Great Doctor
Excellent physician.
Great doctor
Wen-Kai is a breath of fresh air.
The doctors both were kind, listened and explained the process. The social worker took time to listen and take notes - asked me questions, & listened to my concerns.
Positive, constructive experience.
Good communicator!
Doctor Weng is a good doctor, he's caring and explained well so we can understand.
Dr. Weng is the best physician I have ever had! Thank you!
Dr. Weng did an excellent job explaining his recommendation.
We love Dr. Weng!
Dr. Weng rocks.
I could not have asked for a better or more competent provider to get me through a transplant.
Dr. Weng was very caring and unlike most doctors I have seen lately took the time necessary to explain everything.
Love my dr.
Dr. Weng was great.
I am - very pleased with the care that I am receiving from my doctor.
Dr. Weng is fantastic!
Dr. Weng, Wen-Kai is a love, always of good attitude and very affectionate.
Doctor Weng is a caring doctor and answer all my questions, also nurse Amanda too, we really appreciated the teams of Doctor Weng.
For me its the best doctor since my illness started.
Thank you! Dr. Weng for saving my life! You & your staff are amazing people.
Dr. Weng and his staff are awesome.
I would recommend you to other people for the reason the doctors are very good & secure.
Dr. Weng is undoubtedly one of the most caring and informative doctors I have ever seen!!
I feel fortunate to have Dr. Weng as my primary BMT doctor.
Dr. Weng is very friendly and personal.
Dr. Weng is very caring and very nice.
The care provider made the information easy to understand.
Dr. Weng give excellent care and very knowledgeable and professional. 10. For sure!
I also appreciate his sense of humor. And it's always appropriate.
Speaking to the doctor and how he explained everything.
Dr. Weng is the best! He is knowledgeable about all my medications & treatment. He is kind & funny & oh so personable - I am so thankful for him!
Dr. Wen is exceptionally skilled at explaining complex, serious issues & adjusting his delivery to my level of understanding. Instills confidence.
Because to me they explained everything well that I needed.
Dr. Weng is very knowledgeable & professional, caring, loving & compassionate to patients & their families. God bless him! He is the best!
Dr. Weng is the worst in describing in lay terms the mechanism of multiple myeloma.
Couldn't have been better! Best personable staff I have EVER experienced!
Dr. Weng is always thorough, professional and informed. He has been my doctor for 4 years and I've never had a complaint.
The care provider listen and answer all my concern.
Staff is and always the best. I'm always pleased with every visit and each and every staff member is always great.
Dr. Weng is very sensitive & thoughtful I have complete confidence in the care he provides.
Dr. Weng is awesome!
Excellent care.
Did not really discuss alternative care options.
Dr. Weng is awesome - I am so thankful that I was connected with him.
Dr. Weng in wonderful he's always willing to discuss my concerns & wonderfully upbeat. Our visits are always a pleasant experience even when it's not what I want to hear.
Dr. Weng has my total trust. We love him -
Dr. Weng is kind and thorough. He never rushes me or hurries me along. He is SMART and I have a lot of confidence in him.
Felt in very capable hands.
Will make every effort to see me before my appointment time whenever he is available.
I have a great amount of trust in my oncology team; Dr. Weng and Suzanne are easy to communicate with and show a lot of concern and support in my treatments and recovery.
Dr. Weng is the "man" he explained everything to me to where I could understand what is going on with my health. The social worker was great (ANA STAFFORD). And so was the RN (INNA KAPLAN) I was so comfortable talking with them.
Great experience!
Dr. Weng is excellent.
He saw what was happening, said, "I have no idea what this is, this is how I think we should treat it", then discussed the various possible treatments. I was impressed!
Dr. Weng who very familiar with my medical history and spent a lot of the answering my questions.
Dr. Weng is excellent.
My husband & I were VERY impressed with the knowledge of the whole staff!
Dr. Weng was terrific! Smart, responsive, optimistic, sensitive & knowledgeable.
Dr. Wang is always very efficient and kind. He is also very good at explaining medical terminology and procedures and procedures in a way that I could understand.
Very impressed - best explanation of my condition/tx options.
This appointment was a follow up to my treatment.
I love Stanford and I recommend to other who needs help.
Dr. Weng is the best!
Dr. Weng inspires complete confidence with his knowledge, experience & positive, friendly attitude.
She doesn't explain until asked; then does in helpful way.
I am glad Dr. Wang is my doctor. I have also had good experience with Dr. Miklos in the hospital.

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