Message from the Director

At Stanford, the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (BMT) offers a one-year clinical fellowship focusing on hematopoietic cell transplantation and cellular therapy. The BMT fellowship has a long history of training clinicians who are interested in pursuing a career in the field of hematopoietic cell transplantation. Under the leadership of Dr. Robert Lowsky, the fellowship has evolved into a comprehensive training program that provides opportunitiesto sharpen clinical skills, to understand the biology of transplantation and to be involved in cutting-edge research projects. Since 2007, the program has trained more than 45 physicians with majority of our graduates now working in the field of transplantation and cellular therapy throughout the country. With the close connection we build during their fellowship year, our graduates have now become referral doctors for Stanford patients who return to their home states, and many times collaborators on multi-center clinical trials.

This fellowship provides clinical and investigative training in adult hematopoietic cell transplantation including autologous and allogeneic procedureswith a variety of conditioning regimens and different donor sources (related, unrelated, haploidentical, and umbilical cord blood. With the rapid advances in the field, the program has integrated the clinical cellular therapies such as chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell intoroutine clinical practice and a focus of fellowship training. Fellows will participate in the clinical care of patients in both inpatient and outpatient units, in evaluating new patients who are considered for transplantation or cellular therapy, and in long-term follow up of post-transplant patients. Fellows are also encouraged to become integrated into a mentored clinical research project, where they will gain experience in data analysis and manuscript writing and submission. All of the trainings are carried out within the main campus of Stanford Medical Center including NCI-designated Stanford Cancer Institute,Foundation for Cellular Therapeutics (FACT)-credited Cellular Therapy Facility, and dedicated inpatient BMT units.

The Stanford BMT-CT Fellowship thrives in offering outstanding training opportunities for clinicians who are committed in a career in blood and marrow transplantation and clinical cellular therapy, and in training next-generation leaders in the field.

Wen-Kai Weng, MD, PhD
Director, BMT-CT Fellowship
Associate Professor of Medicine