Rudrani Banik, MD, Ophthalmology, New York, NY, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai

RudraniBanikMD

Ophthalmology New York, NY

Cataract Related, Neuro-Ophthalmology

Clinical Associate Professor, Ophthalmology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

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Summary

  • Rudrani Banik, MD, 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 (pseudo tumor cerebri), unexplained visual loss, headaches (migraines), double vision, blepharospasm, and hemifacial spasm. She is fully trained in the use of 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 was full-time faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx for 3 years. She served as Residency Program Director for Ophthalmology at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center for 2 years and then joined the Faculty Practice at New York Eye and Ear Infirmary (NYEEI) where she worked for 5 years. She is currently in private practice and is Clinical Associate Professor of Ophthalmology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine.

    Dr. Banik is actively involved in supervising and teaching residents at NYEEI. She is currently principal investigator for several clinical trials in neuro-ophthalmology in idiopathic intracranial hypertension, non-arteritic ischemic optic neuropathy, pediatric optic neuritis, and Leber hereditary optic neuropathy. She has authored numerous articles and has presented at national and international meetings.
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Education & Training

  • University of California Irvine
    University of California IrvineResidency, Ophthalmology, 1998 - 2001
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center of Florida
    Mount Sinai Medical Center of FloridaInternship, Internal Medicine, 1997 - 1998
  • Brown University
    Brown UniversityB.A., Biology/South Asian Studies, With Honors, 1989 - 1997
  • Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityClass of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • NY State Medical License
    NY State Medical License 2002 - 2022
  • MD State Medical License
    MD State Medical License 2001 - 2010
  • CA State Medical License
    CA State Medical License 1999 - Present
  • American Board of Ophthalmology Ophthalmology

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor Castle Connolly, 2017-2018
  • New York Magazine Best Doctor NY Magazine, 2017-2018
  • Attending of the Year- Resident Teaching Award Department of Ophthalmology, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, 2014, 2017
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Clinical Trials

Publications & Presentations

PubMed

Journal Articles

  • Nonarteritic Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy: An Update on Demographics, Clinical Presentation, Pathophysiology, Animal Models, Prognosis, and Treatment  
    Banik R, J Clin Exp Ophthalmol, 1/1/2013
  • Neuro-ophthalmic emergencies: three diagnoses not to be missed in primary care  
    Banik R, Resident and Staff Physician, 1/1/2005
  • Intraocular injection of dibutyryl cyclic AMP promotes axon regeneration in rat optic nerve  
    Monsul NT, Geisendorfer AR, Han PJ, Banik R, Pease ME, Skolasky RL Jr, Hoffman PN, Exp Neurol, 4/1/2004
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Press Mentions

  • Screen-Time Headaches Suck — but Sitting Farther Away from Your Computer Can Help
    Screen-Time Headaches Suck — but Sitting Farther Away from Your Computer Can HelpMay 19, 2020 09:30
  • Man’s Sleep Apnea Causes Rare Eye Stroke, Leaving Him Partially Blind
    Man’s Sleep Apnea Causes Rare Eye Stroke, Leaving Him Partially BlindJune 16, 2019 07:16
  • Mets First Baseman Discovers Sleep Apnea to Blame for Underperformance on the Field
    Mets First Baseman Discovers Sleep Apnea to Blame for Underperformance on the FieldMay 14, 2019 22:44
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