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Dipak S. Banker MD
Board Certified: Pediatrics
Languages: English, Hindi, Spanish
Medical School/Degree: Doctor of Medicine - Bombay University, Mumbai, India
Hospital Affiliations: Nyack Hospital
Prior Experience: Private Practice Pediatrics - Haverstraw Pediatrics, Haverstraw, NY
Residency: Pediatrics, Pediatric Surgery - Wadia Children's Hospital, Parel, Bombay; Pediatrics - King's County Hospital Center, Brooklyn, NY; Pediatrics - St. John's Episcopal Hospital, Far Rockaway, NY
Internship: Rotating - King Edward Memorial Hospital, Parel, Bombay
Fellowship: Pediatric Hematology & Oncology - New York Hospital-Cornell Medical, New York, NY & Sloan Kettering Cancer Center & Memorial Hospital, New York, NY; Hematology (Research Fellowship) - Wadia Children's Hospital, Parel, Bombay
Undergraduate: Inter Science - Bombay University, Mumbai, India
Graduate: Bachelor of Medicine & Surgery - Bombay University, Mumbai, India
Hematology and Oncology.
Year Joined: 2016
What made you want to become a health care provider or what is your earliest memory of wanting to be one?
My earliest memory came from my Uncle who was in the Medical Profession. His encouragement and my desire for improving healthcare are why I became a doctor.
What do you love most about your specialty? / Why did you choose your specialty?
I love children and enjoy taking care of them. When I care for children, I see the entire family happier.
How do you connect with your patients?
Older children - take interest in your spare activities; Mom - advice comes from raising children.
What are your interests outside of the office (hobbies, activities)?
Reading, walking, and traveling.
What is your advice for your patients?
Health is important. You should have good priorities and aim high in life.