Message from the Chief

Welcome to the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. We are very proud of the oustanding compassionate care that we provide our patients while conducting state of the art basic and translational science on stem cell biology, cellular immunology and transplantation biology. Our Program is focused on the comprehensive evaluation and care of patients with complex hematological malignancies and other bone marrow failure syndromes where bone marrow transplantation can provide benefit.

Our program was founded in 1987 by Karl Blume, MD and since then has provided transplantation services to cover 5,300 patients. Our team based treatment approach involves faculty, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, an expert nursing staff as well as other aligned staff who work together to provide the best possible care for our patients undergoing treatment at Stanford.

Our faculty performs cutting edge research exploring the basic biology of hematopoietic stem cells and effector T cells such as natural killer cells, regulatory T cells, cytotoxic T cells and B cells with the aim of exploring translational research opportunities wherever possible. We are supported by grants from the National Institutes of Health including a Program Project Grant now in the 25th year of funding as well as foundation support from Institutions like the California Institute of Regenerative Medicine and the National Marrow Donor Program. The Division runs a cell processing laboratory where all clinical material is prepared for transplantation and where complex cell separation and expansion protocols can be accomplished. We pride ourselves in training physician scientists and performing translational research to find better approaches for the treatment of our patients and advancement of the field.

We welcome the opportunity to serve your patients and are always available for consultation and referral. Thank you for the opportunity and trust in providing the best possible care supported by the strongest science for your patients.

Robert S. Negrin MD
Professor of Medicine and Division Chief