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Leah Conners Banker, MD

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Saint Thomas Medical Partners - Saint Louise Family Medicine Center


Details

  • Medical School
    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
  • Residency
    2010 - 2013, John Peter Smith Family Medicine Residency, Fort Worth, TX
  • Fellowship
    2013-2014- Maternal Child Health Fellowship, Fort Worth, TX

Biography

I was born and raised in Franklin, Tennessee and attended Father Ryan High School in Nashville. At Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama, I earned a B.S. in Nursing.  In college, I went on mission trips to Guatemala and Belize, which motivated me to apply to medical school. I attended The University of Tennessee College of Medicine in Memphis. During medical school, I 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, I completed a Family Medicine Residency and Maternal-Child Health Fellowship. I went to Uganda twice during my fellowship to deliver babies at Mulago Hospital in the capital city of Kampala. After residency, I worked in Carthage, Tennessee where my practice included pediatrics, women’s health with operative obstetrics, hospitalist work, and outpatient clinic. My husband and I enjoy hiking in the woods, playing on the beach with our two boys, and experiencing live musical performances.