Kamakki Banks, M.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Internal Medicine


Dr. Banks studied epidemiology and biostatitics at UT Health Science Center before completing  medical training in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease at the UT Southwestern Medical Center.  Her interests in public health and clinical medicine lead her to pursue a career combining preventive cardiology, cardiovascular imaging, heart failure and women’s heart issues.  Her specific interests include minimizing cardiovascular disease burden in high risk populations, developing community-based nutrition and physical activity programs and the use of cardiovascular imaging in the detection of pre-clinical disease and management of cardiomyopathy.     


Fellowship UT Southwestern Medical Center - Cardiology Fellowship (), Cardiology
Undergraduate School University of Texas School of Public Health (2000)
Medical School UT Southwestern Medical Center (2005)
Residency UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Internal Medicine

Specialty Areas

Clinical Interests

  • Angina Pectoris
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Atrial Fibrillation & Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Valve Disease, Stenosis, Regurgitation
  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Women's Heart Disease

Research Interests

  • Cardiovascular imaging for the assessment of pre-clinical disease and heart failure
  • Community level cardiovascular health interventions
  • Ethnic and gender disparities in cardiovascular disease


Featured Publications Legend

Featured Publications

A risk score for predicting coronary artery disease in women with angina pectoris and abnormal stress test finding.

Lo MY, Bonthala N, Holper EM, Banks K, Murphy SA, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA, Khera A Am. J. Cardiol. 2013 Mar 111 6 781-5

Clinical characteristics, vascular function, and inflammation in women with angina in the absence of coronary atherosclerosis: the Dallas Heart Study.

Banks K, Puttagunta D, Murphy S, Lo M, McGuire DK, de Lemos JA, Chang AY, Grundy SM, Khera A JACC Cardiovasc Imaging 2011 Jan 4 1 65-73

Body size misperception: a novel determinant in the obesity epidemic.

Powell TM, de Lemos JA, Banks K, Ayers CR, Rohatgi A, Khera A, McGuire DK, Berry JD, Albert MA, Vega GL, Grundy SM, Das SR Arch. Intern. Med. 2010 Oct 170 18 1695-7

Angina in Women without Obstructive Coronary Artery Disease.

Banks K, Lo M, Khera A Curr Cardiol Rev 2010 Feb 6 1 71-81

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  • Best of American Heart Association Specialty Conference Award
    American Heart Association (2010)
  • UT Southwestern Cardiovascular Symposium Research Award
    UT Southwestern (2009)
  • UT Southwestern Cardiovascular Symposium Research Award
    UT Southwestern (2008)
  • UT Southwestern Community Service Award
    UT Southwestern (2005)
  • Francis Chubb Scholarship Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Society of Echocardiography (2013)
  • American Society of Nuclear Cardiology (2013)
  • American Heart Association (2000)