Dr. Banker was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee and attended Father Ryan High School in Nashville. At Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, she earned a B.S. in Nursing. In college, she went on mission trips to Guatemala and Belize, which motivated her to apply to medical school. She attended The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. During medical school, she played banjo in the Sawbones Bluegrass Band and enjoyed international medical trips to Mexico, Honduras, and Argentina. At John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas, she completed a Family Medicine Residency and Maternal-Child Health Fellowship. She went to Uganda twice during her fellowship to deliver babies at Mulago Hospital in the capital city of Kampala. After residency, she worked in Carthage, Tennessee where her practice included pediatrics, women's health with operative obstetrics, hospitalist work, and outpatient clinic. She and her husband enjoy hiking in the woods, playing on the beach with their two boys, and experiencing live musical performances.
2013-2014- Maternal Child Health Fellowship, Fort Worth, TX
2006-2010 - University of Tennessee College of Medicine, Memphis, TN
2004-2005 - Post-Baccalaureate, Pre-Med Curriculum, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL
2004 - BS, Nursing (Cum Laude), Spring Hill College, Mobile, AL
2010 - 2013, John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency, Fort Worth, TX