Joan Beckman, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Joan Beckman

Contact Info

Mailing Address:
420 Delaware Street SE
MMC 480
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Lab Address:
Beckman Laboratory
516 Delaware Street SE
PWB 14-155
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Administrative Assistant Name
Linsey Roschen

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation


Medical School, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Residency, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Fellowship, University of North Carolina Hospitals, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

PhD, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Bachelor's, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota


I am a dedicated physician-scientist who is passionate about caring for patients with classical hematologic conditions. I have a clinical interest in patients with acquired and congenital bleeding disorders as well as patients with anemia. I conduct translational research in the molecular and cellular mechanisms driving inflammation-induced pathology in endothelial cells and blood vessels.  My current research focuses on evaluating the contribution of red blood cell and endothelial cell interactions in JAK2 V617F and CALR+ myeloproliferative neoplasm patients. 


  • Endothelial Biology
  • Hemophilia
  • Rare Coagulation Disorders
  • Venous Thrombosis
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Hemoglobinpathies
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)

Awards & Recognition

  • American Board of Internal Medicine Hematology Exam Writing Task Force (2019-present)
  • American Heart Association Career Development Award (2021-2023)
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis Research Society Mentored Research Award (2016-2018)
  • Rising Stars, Mpls. St. Paul Magazine (2020-2021)
  • American Society of Hematology Travel Award (2008, 2014)
  • P.E.O. Scholar Award (2011)
  • Schmit-Steer Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation, Minneapolis, MN (2010)
  • Midwestern Section American Federation for Medical Research Junior Scholar Award (2010, 2009, 2008)
  • Central Society for Clinical Research Trainee Travel Award (2010, 2009, 2008)
  • J. Thomas Livermore Memorial Award, Minnesota Medical Foundation, Minneapolis, MN (2009)
  • Travel Award, 6th International Congress on Heme Oxygenases, Miami Beach, FL (2008)
  • Best Poster Award American Physician Scientists Association (APSA)/American Society for Clinical Investigation/Association of American Physicians (ASCI/AAP) Meeting, Chicago, IL (2008)
  • Science Award, National Institutes of Health Workshop on Vasculopathy in Sickle Cell Disease, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda, MD (2008)
  • Best Poster Award, Department of Medicine Robert P. Hebbel Research Day (2008)

Professional Associations

  • Hemostasis & Thrombosis Research Society
  • American College of Physicians
  • American Society of Hematology
  • International Society for Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Foundations for Women and Girls with Blood Disorders
  • Member, American Heart Association
  • Member, American Association for Advancement of Science


Research Summary/Interests

  • Role of endothelial biology in inflammation-mediated coagulation disorders
  • Mechanisms to treat and or prevent bleeding and thrombosis in patients with myeloproliferative disorders
  • Mechanisms to identify bleeding phenotype in patients with hemophilia
  • Role of endothelium in sickle cell pathogensis


Academic Interests and Focus

My on campus teaching involves case based training and teaching in the clinic as well as within the Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program.

Teaching Areas


    Board Certifications

    • American Board of Internal Medicine-Hematology

    Clinical Interests

    Hemophilia; Bleeding and Clotting Disorders; Iron Deficiency; Hemochromatosis; Heminglobinopathies, including Sickle Cell Disease; Myeloproliferative Neoplasms; Erythrocytosis; Thrombocytosis; Thrombocytopenia