Rochester, Minnesota


Bennani.Nora@mayo.edu Clinical Profile


The clinical focus of Nabila (Nora) N. Bennani, M.D., is on treating lymphomas, while her particular research focus is on T-cell lymphomas. Dr. Bennani's goal is to develop early-phase novel clinical trials with the aim of uncovering novel therapies and improving outcomes for patients. She serves as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator and co-investigator in several ongoing and in-development clinical trials. She is also among select faculty members that provide chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T-cell therapy) for relapsed lymphomas.

Focus areas

  • Biology and genetic makeup of T-cell lymphomas, including cutaneous T-cell lymphomas, to develop better targeted therapies in various combinations to help improve patient outcomes
  • Tumor microenvironment and use of immunotherapy in T-cell lymphomas
  • CAR T-cell therapy in patients with relapsed-refractory lymphomas
  • How microbiome affects the immune system and outcomes for patients with lymphoma

Significance to patient care

T-cell lymphoma is a rare type of lymphoma with worse outcomes than other lymphoma subtypes. Through the study of biology of T-cell lymphoma, Dr. Bennani's goal is to find effective, chemotherapy-free, novel treatment options that lead to improved outcomes in T-cell lymphoma.

Professional highlights

  • Editor, Journal of Palliative Care & Medicine, 2010- present
  • Chief resident, Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, 2015-2016


Primary Appointment

  1. Consultant, Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine

Academic Rank

  1. Assistant Professor of Medicine


  1. Advanced Fellowship - Advanced Lymphoma Fellowship Division of Hematology, Department of Internal Medicine
  2. Fellow RST Hematology - Advanced, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. Fellow - Hematology/Oncology Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  4. Residency - Internal Medicine Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System
  5. Internship Fairview Hospital, Cleveland Clinic Health System
  6. Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Cleveland Clinic
  7. Doctorate of Medicine University Hospital of Rabat, School of Medicine and Pharmacy

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