Education: UNC Chapel Hill
Residency: Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
Fellowship: Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation
About Dr. Pushpendu Banerjee
Dr. Banerjee completed his medical degree in New Delhi, India, and moved to the United States in 1992. He received a master's degree in public health at UNC Chapel Hill where he focused on health education and cancer prevention.
Dr. Banerjee completed an internal medicine internship and residency at the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1997. He continued there as assistant professor in internal medicine, wining awards for teaching excellence and contributed to medical informatics research.
After moving to the Scripps Clinic in La Jolla as part of the teaching faculty, Dr. Banerjee was recognized for making outstanding contributions to medical education by the trainees. He then completed a fellowship in medical oncology at the Scripps Clinic and Research Foundation and became board certified in internal medicine and medical oncology.
Dr. Banerjee is a consultant at the Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla where he sees a variety of hematological and malignant conditions. His special interests include GI malignancies and cancers of the nervous system, with an emphasis on management of the elderly with cancers. Dr. Banerjee participates in clinical trials sponsored by Scripps and UCLA and is a member of the American Society of Hematology and American Society of Clinical Oncology. He is married to a neurologist and enjoys spending time with their two small children, Elina and Dhruv.
San Diego Magazine's Top Doctor 2016 award recipient for Medical Oncology
In the News
"Throughout the whole process, Dr. Banerjee was really focused on me as a patient. He was approachable, knowledgeable and frank. He helped me get admitted to a study, and the medication had a quick and dramatic effect."Jeffrey's story of success with clinical trial led by Dr. Banerjee
– Jeffrey, patient