Veronika Bachanova, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Veronika Bachanova

Contact Info

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

Administrative Assistant Name
Heidi Lawson

Administrative Phone

Administrative Email

Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation

Lead of Lymphoma Interdisciplinary Team at University of Minnesota

Cell Therapies Clinical Director

Section Head, Malignant Hematology

Hematologist / Oncologist

Medical School, Komenius University, Bratislavia, Slovakia

Residency, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, MI

Fellowship, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN


My clinical practice centers around patients with blood cancers such as lymphoma and leukemia. I care deeply for my patients and strive to apply the most effective and promising treatment options and methods. With the team at Bone Marrow and Cell Therapy Program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, we provide access to hematopoietic cell transplantation, immunotherapies, and novel cellular therapies.

In my clinical practice, I every day witness the life-saving potential of transplantation and the capacity of the immune system to eliminate cancer. As a result, my clinical research is focused on the design and development of new approaches which utilize the immune system to attack cancer cells. Currently, I direct the team which is focused on the emerging field of CAR T-cell therapies and Natural Killer cellular therapies for the treatment of lymphoma and myeloma.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Mentor of the Year (2017)
  • Randy Shavers Award Recipient (2017)
  • Marrow on the Move Award Recipient (2016)
  • NIH Career development KL2 Scholar (2012-2015)
  • American Society of Hematology Clinical Scholar Award (2012)
  • Ernest McCulloch and James Till Award for best basic science article by a new investigator Biology of Blood and Marrow Transplantation (2010)
  • Clinical Investigator CALGB Award and Grant (2008)
  • American Society of Hematology Clinical Research Training Institute Workshop Award (2007) 

Professional Associations

  • CAR-T Clinical Director, University of Minnesota
  • Chair, Lymphoma Interdisciplinary Site Team at University of Minnesota
  • Lead, Leukemia Tissue Bank, University of Minnesota
  • Executive Board Member, Big 10 Lymphoma Committee
  • Member, Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer 
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology 
  • Member, American Society of Hematology 
  • Member, Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research (CIBMTR) 


  • Czech
  • English
  • Russian
  • Slovak


Research Summary/Interests

  • Lymphoma
  • CAR-T Cell Therapy
  • Stem Cell Transplantation
  • Immunotherapy
  • Phase 1 Trials



Blood and Marrow Transplant (BMT) Clinic;Masonic Cancer Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology

Clinical Interests

CAR-T therapies; Immunotherapies; Lymphoma; Leukemia; Transplantation

Hospital Privileges

University of Minnesota Medical Center