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Welcome to Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation

The Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation section is very proud of the outstanding compassionate care that we provide our patients along with conducting state of the art basic and translational science on stem cell biology, cellular immunology and transplantation biology. The section is focused on the comprehensive evaluation and care of patients with complex hematological malignancies, bone marrow failure syndromes and a variety of genetic disorders where bone marrow transplantation can provide benefit.

The Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation program began in 1986 by Michael Amylon, MD and since then has provided transplantation services for over 700 patients. Our team-based treatment approach involves faculty, fellows, residents, nurse practitioners, as well as a cadre of dedicated staff who provide the best possible care for our patients undergoing treatment at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University.

Our faculty performs cutting edge research exploring basic biology and translational research opportunities. The Division runs a Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) cell processing laboratory where all clinical material is prepared for transplantation and where complex cell separation and expansion protocols can be accomplished. More basic faculty laboratories perform research under NIH and foundation support. 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.

Rajni Agarwal, MD
Associate Professor and Section Chief
Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation

Section Chief

Rajni Agarwal-Hashmi ,MD Rajni Agarwal, MD joined the Division in 2001, and is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the section chief of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation. She is interested cytokine profiles in patients developing toxicity after Stem Cell Transplantation and late effects in survivors of transplant.

Throughout her academic career, Dr. Agarwal maintained her interest and commitment in providing not only excellent patient care but also basic research data which can be utilized to improve patient care.

Stem Cell Transplant Physicians

  • Rajni Agarwal, MD – Section Chief and Clinical Director
  • Michael Amylon, MD
  • Sandhya Kharbanda, MD
  • Matthew Porteus, MD
  • Kenneth Weinberg, MD
  • Jennifer Willert, MD


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