Balkrishna N. Jahagirdar, MBBS

Balkrishna N. Jahagirdar, MBBS
  • Practicing Specialty: Hematology, Oncology, Oncology & Hematology
  • Doctor
  • Secondary Language: Hindi, Marathi
  • Male

Dr. Jahagirdar is a board certified Medical Oncologist-Hematologist, President-Elect of Minnesota Society of Clinical Oncology, and faculty in the Department of Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

He serves as a member of the Experimental Therapeutics Committee of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology to help design and conduct clinical trials of new cancer treatments throughout the US, along with his colleagues from Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Harvard's Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Mayo Clinic and other institutions.

Dr. Jahagirdar's research is published in prestigious journals, including Nature, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Blood, Experimental Hematology, and Leukemia. He has co-authored a book chapter in the Textbook of Malignant Hematology.

He is a recipient of several awards and honors including, Clinical Excellence Award of University of Minnesota-Regions Hospital, Outstanding Clinical Mentor Awards for training of Oncologists-Hematologists, National Cancer Institute's MMCCOP-Silver Certificate for contribution to clinical trials in Oncology, Alpha-Omega-Alpha Honor Society, University of Minnesota Department of Medicine Fellow Research Award, Blood and Marrow Transplant Award and others.

Medicine has been Dr. Jahagirdar's passion and love of life (as much as his wife, two children, parents and siblings). He considers himself fortunate, privileged and honored to be able to make it his profession. Dr. Jahagirdar's goal is to deliver state-of-the art medical care in the community, close to patients' homes, in a compassionate manner, looking at the patient as a whole, not just the cancer. He understands the hardship of caregivers and does his best to provide all the knowledge and support they need. Dr. Jahagirdar sees patients at Regions Hospital Cancer Center in Saint Paul and Lakeview Hospital-Stillwater Medical Group.



  • Medical School: Seth G S Medical College- India 1995
  • Residency in Internal Medicine: University of Illinois Hospital 1999
  • Fellowship in Oncology & Hematology: University of Minnesota 2002
  • Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine
  • Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine-Hematology
  • Certification: Am Bd of Internal Medicine-Medical Oncology