Najla El Jurdi, MD

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

Najla El Jurdi

Contact Info

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Kris Blomquist

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

Hematologist; Oncologist

Medical School, American University of Beirut School of Medicine, Beirut, Lebanon

Residency, Tufts Medical Center, Boston MA, Internal Medicine

Fellowship, Case Western University and University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center/Seidman Cancer Center, Cleveland, OH


My care philosophy - Hematopoietic cell transplantation is a life saving procedure when personalized to each patient. I believe in each patient’s right to make an informed decision regarding their treatment options based on the best available evidence that also meets with their own goals of care. Patients in my clinic will be offered novel clinical trial options as well in an effort to improve outcomes beyond the standard of care. 

Awards & Recognition

  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society (2011- present)
  • AACR/ASCO Clinical Cancer Research Workshop and Training Course, Scholar (2016)
  • Travel Award, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIMBTR) (2016)
  • Chief Fellow, University Hospitals/Case Western Reserve University Department of Hematology and Oncology (2017-2018)
  • John W. Harris Memorial, Hematology Scholar Award (2018)

Professional Associations

  • American Society of Cancer Research
  • American Society of Bone Marrow Transplantation
  • American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • American Society of Hematology
  • European society for blood and marrow transplantation


  • Arabic
  • English


Research Summary/Interests

My research focuses on improving our patients’ post-transplant toxicities, outcomes and long term effects. I am interested in studying means of manipulating the microbiome and their peptides in mitigating graft versus host disease and other transplant toxicities. 


Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Clinical Interests

Treatments: Allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation; Clinical Interests: Acute GVHD; Chronic GVHD; Regimen-related Toxicities; Survivorship and Late Effects; Conditions: Leukemia; Lymphoma; Multiple Myeloma; Myelodysplastic Syndrome; Myeloproliferative Diseases; Allo and Auto Transplant