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Rudrani Banik, MD

RUDRANI BANIK, MD

310 East 14th Street
Suite 319 South
New York, NY 10003
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212-979-4500 (TEL)
212-979-4512 (FAX)

Curriculum Vitae

College

BROWN UNIVERSITY, Providence, RI  
Program in Liberal Medical Education  9/89-5/97
B.A. with Honors South Asian Studies   5/1993
B.A. Biology   5/1993

Medical School

BROWN UNIVERSITY, Providence, RI 
M.D.  5/1997

Internship

MT. SINAI MEDICAL CENTER/JACKSON MEMORIAL, Miami, F.L.
Internal Medicine Preliminary Year      6/97-6/98

Residency

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE, Irvine, C.A.
Ophthalmology Residency Program      7/98- 6/01

Fellowship

JOHNS HOPKINS/THE WILMER EYE INSTITUTE, Baltimore, M.D.
Neuro-Ophthalmology Fellowship under Director: Neil R. Miller, M.D.
7/01-9/02

Professional Appointments

New York Eye and Ear Infirmary, New York, N.Y. 
6/10 to present

  • Associate Adjunct Surgeon                                                             

Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center, Bronx, N.Y. 
3/09 to 4/11

  • Residency Program Director, Department of Ophthalmology
  • Full-time Attending Ophthalmologist
  • Assistant Professor, Albert Einstein College of Medicine (4/10 to present)

Aditya Jyot Eye Hospital, Mumbai, India 
3/07 to 3/08

  • Consultant Neuro-Ophthalmologist and Lecturer

Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, N.Y.            
1/03 to 7/06

  • Assistant Professor, Departments of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences and Neurological Surgery
  • Full-Time Faculty
  • Director of Neuro-Ophthalmology Service

Osler Institute, Terre Haute, Indiana
10/03 to present   

  • Faculty, Ophthalmology Board Review Course
  • Lecturer and Mock Oral Examiner

Aravind Eye Institute, Madurai, India
10/02, 10/04  

  • Visiting Professor of Neuro-Ophthalmology

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, M.D.
7/01-9/02

  • Part-Time Faculty/Active Staff

Dankner-Fiergang Eye Associates, Baltimore, M.D.
8/01-9/02

  • Comprehensive/Pediatric Ophthalmologist

Practice and Professional Interests

Rudrani Banik, MD, is a member of the Ophthalmology Faculty Practice at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

She is a Board-certified Ophthalmologist specializing in Neuro-Ophthalmology and Comprehensive Ophthalmology. She manages the entire spectrum of diseases affecting vision which arise from the nervous system including: optic neuritis, optic neuropathy (abnormality of optic nerve), optic disc edema (swelling of the optic nerve), ocular myasthenia gravis, brain tumors or stroke affecting vision, idiopathic intracranial hypertension or pseudotumor cerebri, unexplained visual loss, headaches (migraines), double vision, blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm. She is fully trained in the use of Botulinum toxin (Botox) for facial spasms as well as cosmetic indications.  She also performs cataract surgery, pterygium surgery, and adult strabismus. 

Dr. Banik is a graduate of the Brown University’s School of Medicine in Providence, RI and graduated with a B.A with Honors and M.D.  She completed her residency training in Ophthalmology at the University of California, Irvine. She went on to pursue fellowship training in Neuro-Ophthalmology at the prestigious Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins University.

She served on the full-time faculty of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx for over 3 years.  Subsequently she served as Residency Program Director for Ophthalmology at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for two years prior to joining the Faculty Practice at The New York Eye and Ear Infirmary.

Dr. Banik is also an Attending Ophthalmologist involved in supervising and teaching residents at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary. She is currently the principal investigator for several clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy, and optic neuritis.  She has authored numerous articles in the field and has presented at national as well as international meetings.

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