- Doctorate, Naturopathic Medicine - Bastyr University, Kenmore, WA
- MS, Acupuncture - Bastyr University
- BS, Environmental Toxicology - University of California, Davis
- Massage Diploma - Brenneke School of Massage, Seattle
- Fellow, American Board of Naturopathic Oncology
- National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
“Having cancer is taxing on the patient on so many levels—mentally, emotionally, physically, nutritionally, spiritually, and financially,” says Aroop Banerji, Naturopathic Oncology Provider at at Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), Chicago. “You need a whole-person approach to address these different stressors, and Cancer Treatment Centers of America does an amazing job.”
Banerji joined the Chicago hospital in January 2011. As a key member the patient care team, he provides safe, evidence-informed suggestions for herbal medicine, vitamins, minerals and other nutraceuticals that can help improve patients’ quality of life during cancer treatment. He also uses acupuncture to help patients manage neuropathy and pain issues.
Banerji is empathetic to patients’ needs. He spends time with his patients and their loved ones to educate them about natural therapies and wellness and help them become more empowered to take steps to improve their health.
Banerji says something that’s impressed him from the start of his tenure at the hospital is that the medical doctors are open-minded to integrative therapies to help patients manage the side effects of cancer treatment. “It’s such a team environment at CTCA®," he says. "Everyone functions independently yet supports one another like a harmonious orchestra.”
Banerji earned a doctorate degree in naturopathic medicine and a Master of Science degree in acupuncture from Bastyr University in Kenmore, Washington. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in environmental toxicology from the University of California, Davis. He also received a diploma in massage from the Brenneke School of Massage in Seattle, and he is a member of the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians and the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians.
Prior to joining CTCA, Banerji served in roles as a naturopathic clinician and acupuncturist at The Retreat Women’s Health Center in Goshen, Indiana; Elkhart General Hospital in Elkhart, Indiana; and at an integrated care center in Chicago, Illinois.
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