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Banu E. Symington, MD

  • Employed by Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County

About Banu

Dr. Symington likes to confront her fears, and nothing evokes as much fear as a cancer diagnosis. Even if she cannot cure her patients, if she can help them live longer or better or even die more comfortably, she believes she has succeeded.
She spends her spare time rescuing dogs and then giving them tender loving care, rock hunting, hiking, gardening, and kayaking.

Affiliations SWOG (formerly the Southwest Oncology Group) committees, Wyoming Medical Society
Awards
  • Master of the American College of Physicians 2016
  • ACP Laureate Award from Idaho 2019
  • NCI CTEP 2011
Education
  • Medical School
  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
  • Internship
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Residency
  • University of Washington Medical Center
  • Board Certification
  • Internal Medicine and Oncology American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship
  • Hematology/Oncology University of Washington Medical Center
Publications
  • Narcotic Prescriptions: Action, Reaction, and Unintended Consequences Issue #Volume 134, Issue 8, 2021
    • Author: Banu E. Symington, MD, MACP
    • Publisher: The American Journal of Medicine
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  • When Death Came for my Mother 2021
    • Author: Banu E. Symington, MD
    • Publisher: The Pharos
  • Persistent Disparity: Socioeconomic Deprivation and Cancer Outcomes in Patients Treated in Clinical Trials Issue #Volume 39, Issue 12, 2021
    • Author: Unger, J.M.. Moseley, A.B. , Cheung, C.K. Osarogiagbon. R.U., Symington, B.E. ; Scott D. Ramsey, S.D., ; and Hershman, D. L.
    • Publisher: Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Oncologist Burn-Out, Emotional Well-being, and Moral Distress: Consdierations for the Cancer Organization’s Response for Readiness, Mitigation, and Resilience Issue #Volume 17, Issue 7, 2021
    • Author: Hlubocky, F.J., Symington, B.E., McFarland, D.C., Gallagher, C.M., Dragnev, K.H., Burke, J.M., Lee, R.T., El-Jawahri, A., Popp, B., Rpsemnerg. A.R., Thompson, M.A., Dizon, D.S., Srivastava, P., Patel, M.I., Kamal, A.H., Daugherty, C.K., Back, A.L., Dokucu,
    • Publisher: JCO Oncology Practice
  • When Less IS More or Acknowledging the Value of Tincture of Time Issue #Volume 38, Issue 21, 2020
    • Author: Banu E. Symington, MD
    • Publisher: Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening and Management for Patients with Cancer Prior to Therapy: ASCO Provisional Clinical Opinion Update Issue #Volume 38, Issue 21, 2020
    • Author: Hwang, J. P., Feld, J.J., Hammond, S. P., Wang, S.H., Alston-Johnson, D. E., Cryer, D. R., Hershman, D.L., Loehrer, A.P., Sabichi, A. L,, Symington, B.E., Terrault, N., Wong, M. L. Somerfield, M.R., and Artz, A.S.
    • Publisher: Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Waging War on War Metaphors in Cancer and Covid 19 Issue #Volume 16, Issue 10, 2020
    • Author: Marron, J. W., Dizon, D. S., Symington, B. E., Thompson, M.A., and Rosenberg, A. R.
    • Publisher: JCO Oncology Practice
Medical Interests Research Interests:
  • Eliminating social disparities in health care
Special Clinical Interests
  • Clinical research
  • Eliminating social disparities in health care
  • Eliminating cancers caused by the Human Papilloma virus by vaccination of all kids by 13 years of age