Puja Banka

Puja Banka, MD

Assistant in Cardiology, Advanced Cardiac Imaging

Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-7366

  • Fax: 617-739-6282

"It is my strongest belief that every patient deserves the best possible medical care, and it is this passion that drives me and makes me want to come to work every day."

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Echocardiography
  • Cardiology
  • Non-invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular MRI

Departments

  • Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Program

Languages

  • English
  • Hindi

Programs

  • Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging
  • Complex Biventricular Repair Program
To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7366 or Request an Appointment
Puja Banka

I have the privilege of taking care of patients from all over the country and the world, and the honor of doing so with a team that truly provides exceptional care and pushes to improve outcomes for our most fragile patients every day. 

It is my strongest belief that every patient deserves the best possible medical care, and it is this passion that drives me and makes me want to come to work every day.  I know that I enter my patients’ and families’ lives at a particularly difficult and vulnerable time and I work hard to be a source of comfort, information, and thoughtful and thorough care.  I strive to reassure patients and families when appropriate, prepare them for procedures, both physically and psychologically, when needed, and care for them as they recover from procedures and then for the rest of their lives.  This forges a bond that is unique and, in many ways, I become a part of their family and they a part of mine.  After all, no matter what our differences in background, language, or beliefs, we all share one common goal – giving the child in front of us the best and healthiest life possible.

Experience and Education

Education

Undergraduate Degree

Stanford University, 1998

Stanford, CA

Medical School

Stanford University, 2002

Stanford, CA

Internship

Boston Children's Hospital, 2002-2003

Boston, MA

Residency

Boston Children's Hospital, 2005

Boston, MA

Fellowship, Pediatric Cardiology

Boston Children's Hospital, 2008

Boston, MA

Senior Fellowship, Non-Invasive Cardiac Imaging

Boston Children's Hospital, 2009

Boston, MA

Certifications

  • Pediatrics, Pediatric Cardiology

Professional History

I received my medical training at Stanford University, then joined the pediatric training program here at Boston Children’s Hospital. This was followed by a pediatric cardiology fellowship, including a year as Chief Fellow, and a year of subspecialty training in non-invasive imaging, including echocardiography and cardiac MRI.  Once at Boston Children's, it was impossible to leave behind the amazing team so I stayed on staff.  I now divide my time between the echocardiography, cardiac MRI, and cardiac CT labs, as well as inpatient and outpatient cardiac services.  I also serve as the Director of Quality Improvement for the Division of Non-Invasive Imaging, and as the Associate Director of the Cardiology Consult Service.  After patient care, one of my favorite aspects of my job is helping to train the next generation of pediatricians and pediatric cardiologists, so I am involved in various teaching conferences for the residents, medical students, and fellows, and I serve on our divisional educational committee and also as a faculty advisor for the categorical and imaging fellows.  My research focuses on improving outcomes for children with heart disease, particularly those undergoing complex biventricular repairs, and optimizing the use and accuracy of non-invasive imaging in their care.

To schedule an appointment: Call 617-355-7366 or Request an Appointment

Locations

The future of pediatrics will be forged by thinking differently, breaking paradigms and joining together in a shared vision of tackling the toughest challenges before us.”
- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115 617-355-6000 | 800-355-7944

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