In 1998, Dr. Banki graduated from the University of Connecticut, Summa Cum Laude, with a degree in Physiology and Neurobiology, earned through the Honors Program. After completing his under graduate degree, he participated in a research team involved in developing new methods in the treatment of Multiple Sclerosis. This experience ultimately resulted in a publication within a leading journal. A second research project at the University of Connecticut Health Center in the Department of Immunology was completed in the following year.
In 2001, a year of Pathology Fellowship at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine allowed him to gain vast knowledge and experience in all aspects of systemic pathology, including both gross and microscopic methods.
Dr. Banki received his medical degree from the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2006, finishing at the top of his class with multiple honors recognitions in various fields. After graduation, he attended the New York Saint Barnabas residency program in Dermatology where he successfully completed his chief residency year in 2010. Here, he was awarded first place for his Intendis research paper; an award given annually for the top research paper by a dermatology resident nationwide. He has also published in several dermatology journals, dermatology textbooks, and has also presented nationally at dermatology meetings.
Dr. Banki is a Board Certified dermatologist, running a solo practice in Glastonbury, Connecticut. Dr. Banki is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Dermatology at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, the Clinical Associate of Dermatology at University of Connecticut School of Medicine, as well as attending dermatologist at Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center in Hartford Connecticut. He is a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and the Connecticut Dermatology & Dermatological Surgery Society. Dr. Banki was also on the editorial board for the journal of American Osteopathic College of Dermatology and currently is a reviewer for Journal of American Academy of Dermatology Case Report.
He is active within the community in educating skin cancer awareness and the importance of skin cancer screenings. He periodically devotes time to the education of residents in training by lecturing at the University of Connecticut and New York Saint Barnabas Dermatology Programs as well as teaching University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine residents. He regularly attends and lectures at national dermatology meetings and continually keeps updated through current leading dermatology journals and publications.
Adrianna graduated from the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Sciences and a minor in Biological Sciences in 2016. She was later accepted into the University of Bridgeport Physician Assistant Program which she completed in May 2021.
Adrianna has completed clinical rotations in various hospitals and clinics in Connecticut, New York City, and Florida. Adrianna completed an elective rotation in dermatology in Bradenton, Florida. Here she learned how diverse the field of dermatology was and the immediate impact dermatologic conditions have on patient’s lives. She now works hard towards helping others feel comfortable in their own skin and educating patients on skin cancer.
She holds her accreditation through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. She continues to stay up to date within the field of dermatology in order to provide the best care for her patients. She enjoys building lifelong and trustworthy connections with all of the patients at Banki Dermatology and Cosmetic Center.
In her spare time, Adrianna loves to travel and spend time with her family and friends. She is excited about traveling to new countries in the future.
Kristi Krikris is a Board-Certified Physician Assistant. Kristi graduated with summa cum laude from the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Science in Health Science and minor in Biology in 2015. She then attended the Bay Path University Physician Assistant Program which she completed in May 2019.
Kristi has experience working in Plastic Surgery prior to joining Dermatology in 2022. She has completed an elective clinical rotation in dermatology in Agawam, MA. There, she was able to further explore her passion on the variety of skin conditions and treatments.
She is accredited through the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants and is a member of the Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants. At our practice, Kristi is looking forward to building a close relationship with her patients. She is excited treat skin, hair and nail conditions. As well as perform skin cancer detection and prevention, and help patients look and feel their best.
In her spare time, Kristi loves spending time with her baby boy, her husband, family and friends.