Veronika Bachanova, MD, PhD

Veronika Bachanova, MD, PhD

Hematologist/Oncologist, Hematologist

Specialties and Services

Health Networks

  • University of Minnesota Physicians

Languages I Speak

  • English
  • Czech
  • Slovak
  • Russian

Hospital Privileges

  • Fairview Lakes Medical Center
  • Fairview Northland Medical Center
  • Fairview Ridges Hospital
  • Fairview Southdale Hospital
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center

Care Philosophy

Treating patients with blood cancers, I have witnessed the unique capability of the donor immune system to eliminate cancer. A growing desire to better understand the underlying process led me to embark on the pathway of an academic hematologist. In my clinical practice, I deeply care about my patients and strive to provide them with the best care and access to the novel drugs and clinical treatments. This includes the development of innovative clinical trials which systematically look for deeper understanding how immune system work in curing leukemia and lymphoma. Currently, I am focused on the emerging field of CAR T-cell therapies and cellular therapies for the treatment of blood cancers.

Education, Training and Certifications

Medical Schools

  • Komenius University, Bratslavia, Slovakia


  • Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit Mi (Internal Medicine)


  • University of Minnesota, Minneapolis MN (Hematology/Oncology)

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Hematology/Oncology

Recognition and Leadership


  • 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)
  • Young ASCO Investigator Award (2007)


  • Chair, Lymphoma/CLL Interdisciplinary Site Team at University of Minnesota
  • Co-director of Leukemia Tissue Bank at University of Minnesota
  • Member, Society of Immunotherapy of Cancer (2012-present)
  • Member, American Society of Clinical Oncology (2006-present)
  • Lead of lymphoma interdisciplinary team at University of Minnesota
  • Lead Physician, Cell Therapy and CAR-T therapy

Academic Information

Associate Professor

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