Dr. Vijay Bhoj MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Penn Medicine

Specialty Division

Transfusion Medicine & Therapeutic Pathology

Research Expertise

My research expertise lies in the area of cellular immunotherapy. In particular, I have experience in preclinical development of immunotherapy that employ engineered immuno-receptors (e.g. chimeric antigen receptors) for the treatment of cancer and of non-malignant conditions such as autoimmunity and transplant rejection.

In addition to conducting preclinical in vitro and in vivo studies using animal models, I have experience in conducting correlative studies in patients undergoing immunotherapy to study the immune impact of such therapies.

Clinical Expertise

Transfusion Medicine


B.S. (Biology), The College of New Jersey, 2002
MD University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2010
PhD (Immunology), University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 2010

Specialty Certification

American Board of Pathology - Clinical Pathology, 2013
American Board of Pathology - Transfusion Medicine, 2014

Postgraduate Training

Clinical Pathology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2013
Clinical Pathology Chief Resident, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2012-2013
Transfusion Medicine, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2014
Postdoctoral researcher, The University of Pennsylvania, 2013-2018

Awards and Honors

William Pepper Fellowship
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Pennsylvania, 2013
Distinguished Young Investigator Award
Immuno-Oncology Young Investigator's Forum, 2015
Research Day Poster Award
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 2016
Gift of Life Award
Ree-Wynn Foundation, 2016

Memberships and Professional Organizations

AABB, 2010 - Present
American Society for Apheresis, 2012 - Present
American Association for Cancer Research, 2016 - Present
American Society for Hematology, 2016 - present


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