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Center For Sight Welcomes Bascom Palmer Fellowship-Trained Vitreo-Retinal Surgeon

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David W. Shoemaker, M.D., Founder of Center For Sight, is pleased to announce the addition of Tanuj P. Banker, M.D. as Center For Sight’s newest vitreo-retinal surgeon.

“We are delighted that Dr. Tanuj Banker has chosen to join the retina team at Center For Sight,” said Dr. Shoemaker. “Dr. Banker is one of the most talented surgeons in the country and his expansive knowledge and experience will serve our patients well. We are proud to welcome him to our team.”

Dr. Banker joins Center For Sight from the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute in Miami, FL, nationally ranked as the #1 eye hospital in the United States. During his time at Bascom Palmer, Dr. Banker performed research on topics including retinal detachments, ocular trauma, macular holes, epiretinal membranes, macular degeneration and retinal diseases. Dr. Banker has comprehensive training in complex surgical cases, having practiced in a high volume environment with the nation’s leading surgeons at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute.

Prior to Bascom Palmer, Dr. Banker attended Georgetown University School of Medicine, graduating Cum Laude, and served as Chief Resident of the Ophthalmology Residency Program at Georgetown University Hospital.

Dr. Banker has authored several publications and presented research at over twenty national and international academic conferences on subjects such as macular holes, epiretinal membranes and retinal detachments. He has received numerous honors and awards for his work. Most recently, he was named a Retina Society Advocacy Ambassador, he was awarded a research travel grant from the National Eye Institute (NEI), and received the “Resident Excellence Award” from the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons (ASCRS). While at Georgetown University Hospital, Dr. Banker was a multi-year recipient of the prestigious “Patient Care Award,” an honor he was nominated for by patients and hospital staff members for excellence in patient care.

Dr. Banker is a member of the American Society for Cataract and Refractive Surgery (ASCRS), the Prevention of Blindness Society, the American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO). Outside of his involvement in professional organizations, he has volunteered his time and surgical expertise at the Agarwal Eye Hospital in India.

“It goes without saying that Center For Sight has a national reputation for excellence in eye care. I’m excited to join a prestigious practice that shares my goal of providing unsurpassed patient care. I wholly believe in Center For Sight’s mission and look forward to delivering the world-class service that Center For Sight is known for,” said Dr. Banker.

Dr. Banker will be treating patients in the Sarasota, Venice and Englewood locations of Center For Sight. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Banker, call 941-925-2020 or visit

Written by Center for Sight

Center For Sight is one of the nation’s leading multi-disciplinary physician groups. We provide ophthalmology, optometry, dermatology, audiology, and aesthetic services. With several locations throughout Southwest Florida, we proudly offer our patients convenient access to nationally-renowned surgeons, compassionate staff members, and cutting-edge technology.

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