Stanford BMT Welcomes 2020-2021 Fellows

Vaibhav Agrawal, MD, MBA

was originally from Glendora, CA. He received his MD from Chicago Medical School while he earned an MBA from Loyolar University. He did his Medicine Residency at Geisinger Medical Center at Danville, PA and finished Hem-Onc Fellowship at Indiana University. Coming from Southern California, he is a life-long Lakers fan and enjoys all kinds of sporting events. He also enjoys cooking and fine cuisine with his family.

John Baird, MD

was born and raised in Little Rock, received his MD from University of Arkansas, did his Medicine Residency at University of Pennsylvania, and Hem-Onc Fellowship at Stanford. His research interests focused on early phase clinical trials and biomolecular correlative evaluations of novel cancer therapies. He has been working with Dr. Miklos on evaluating the patterns of immune reconstitution and allo-sensitization after CAR-T therapy for large B-cell lymphoma. When not at the hospital, he enjoys spending time in the wilds of California hiking, camping, running, biking, or hunting down amazing food. He is excited to continue collecting fellowships at Stanford.

Sushma Bharadwaj, MD, MS

received her MD from Kasturba Medical College (India), did Medicine Residency at Cook County Hospital (Chicago). She worked for 4 years as a hospitalist before her Hem-Onc Fellowship at Cook County Hospital. She also holds a master degree in clinical research focusing on machine learning (to build robot doctor with expertise of video visit). Besides medicine, she has two wonderful daughters. She enjoys exercise as a way of self-improvement, and did her first marathon at 2019 Chicago Marathon with a 6:19:38 finish.

Joseph Caveney, MD

received his MD from West Virginia University, and did his Medicine Residency and Hem-Onc Fellowship at West Virginia University under the mentorship of Drs. Michael Craig and Abe Kanate. His clinical interests are acute leukemia and T-cell lymphoma. His research during fellowship focused on the predictive value of physical function testing on the outcomes in autologous transplant. He comes to Stanford with his wife, Caitlin, who just finished a forensic psychiatry fellowship and two wonderful children, Keegan and Zuri.

Waqas Jehangir, MD

was born and raised in Pakistan. He received his MD from Nishtar Medical College (Pakistan), did his Medicine Residency at Raritan Bay Medical Center, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Gerisinger Medical Center before his Hem-Onc Fellowship at University of Vermont. His professional interest is myeloid malignancies. Recently, he was interviewed by ASCO Daily News on the subject of COVID-19 and fellowship. He also likes things related to music: playing guitar and singing. Dr. Razvani sure can recruit him to the Band. In his spare time, he likes to cook although I could not figure out what kind of cuisine after going through his Facebook page.

Jay Spiegel, MD

was born and raised in Toronto, Canada. He received his MD from Georgetown University, did his Medicine Residency at University of Toronto, and Hem Fellowship at Stanford. Jay has pursued research in the CAR-T space under the mentorship of Dr. Miklos. Jay thanks his wife for her continued forbearance in his pursuit of further academic training. As a proud father, he enjoys playing hockey with his sons in his spare time. With a new born of two weeks old, he hopes Chaim and Asher can teach their new brother a thing or two.

Olivier Veilleux, MD

received his MD from University Laval (Canada), did his Medicine Residency at McGill University and just finished Hem Fellowship at University de Montreal. Just like a true Californian, he loves outdoors and enjoys running, hiking and is a very strong swimmer (medal worthy). Based on his Facebook page, he plays piano very well and would like to find people to jam with. Andrew may also want to recruit him to the Band.