Dr Siddharth Banka studied medicine at Lokmanya Tilak Medical College (University of Mumbai) and graduated in 2002. He obtained membership of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2006 and trained in Clinical Genetics at Manchester from 2007. Dr Banka achieved Certificate of Completion of Specialist Training (CCST) in Clinical Genetics training in 2013. He was awarded a Research Training Fellowship by the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre from 2008 to 2011 to study the 'Genetics of Metabolic Disorders with Haematological Manifestations'. Dr Banka was awarded a PhD by the University of Manchester in 2012.
Dr Banka sees patients with a range of childhood or adult genetic disorders. He has a special interest in disorders of chromatin remodelling (eg Kabuki syndrome), chromosome aberrations and inborn errors of metabolism.
His area of research is in rare genetic developmental disorders. He uses an array of strategies underpinned by genomics to improve diagnosis of rare conditions, understand their disease mechanism and advance their medical management and treatment. For more details on his research please visit his University of Manchester webpage.
General clinics - central and outreach St Mary’s Hospital general genetics clinic once a month. Royal Preston Hospital general genetics clinic once a month. He also participates in the Genetics Consultants’ Urgent referrals rota.
Specialist clinics - Chromatin Disorders clinic at St Mary’s Hospital once a month.
27th April 2018: Manchester-led dysmorphology course a success
9th January 2018: Disease discoveries unlock door to diagnosis and new treatments
15th December 2017: Disease caused by reduction of most abundant cellular protein identified
7th September 2017: Devastating disease which changes brain size discovered