Meet Dr. Dianna Burns-Banks 

Dr. Dianna Burns-Banks, Pediatrician, 

Co-Owner of South Texas Center for Pediatric Care

Dr. Dianna Burns-Banks is a native of Mississippi. She received her medical degree from the University of Louisville in Louisville, Ky., a Masters in Health Administration from Trinity University in San Antonio, and a Bachelor of Arts from Xavier University, in New Orleans, La. 

Dr. Burns-Banks is co-owner of South Texas Center for Pediatric Care in San Antonio, which has multiple locations and more than 100 employees. The practice focuses on improving access to medically-underserved areas in the city. 

She is past president of the Bexar County Medical Society, and is former chief of staff of Santa Rosa Children’s Hospital. She has served as vice-chairman of the board for the Center for Health Care Services in San Antonio where she championed the concept that the integration of mental health and physical health is essential for providing effective healthcare. Her effort culminated in the creation of the Dianna Burns-Banks, M.D., Care Center Clinic at the Center for Health Care Services’ Restoration Center. Currently, she serves on the Board of Managers for University Health System, and was nominated by Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolf. 

Her honors include: recognition as the San Antonio Express-News Female Entrepreneur, and induction into the San Antonio Woman’s Hall of Fame. She has received the Medical Heroes Award presented by the San Antonio Business Journal, the Candace Award in Recognition of Exemplary Achievement in the Field of Health presented by the National Coalition of 100 Black Women San Antonio Chapter, and the NAACP Image Award. Additionally, she is a clinical adjunct associate professor at the University of Texas Health San Antonio in Pediatrics and member of Leadership San Antonio.

Dr. Burns-Banks has two wonderful sons, Michael and Johnathan. Michael is a West Point graduate and former Apache pilot who currently serves as the diversity officer for Citigroup. Johnathan is a graduate of Georgetown Law School and is a real estate attorney with a private firm in Washington, D.C. 

Dr. Burns-Banks was married to the late Michael Banks, a former IBM executive, and she is an active member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church.

 


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