Jesse Banales, M.D.

Jesse Banales, M.D.

  • Pediatrics - Neonatal-Perinatal
  • Medical Education
  • Communication


Jesse Banales, M.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He specializes in neonatal and perinatal medicine and has special interests in medical education, communication, and resuscitation.

Dr. Banales earned his medical degree at UT Southwestern Medical School. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine/Children’s Hospital of San Antonio and received advanced training in neonatal and perinatal medicine through a fellowship at UT Southwestern.

Certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, he joined the UT Southwestern faculty in 2021.

Dr. Banales serves on the Program Evaluation Committee for the Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at UT Southwestern and on the Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Provider Consortium for the Parkland Health & Hospital System. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Gold Humanism Honor Society.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2011-2015)
  • Residency - Baylor College of Medicine/Children's Hospital of San Antonio (2015-2018), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern Medical Center/ Children's Medical Center (2018-2021), Neonatal-perinatal Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
Honors & Awards
  • Educational Grants Program Recipient 2020, Southwestern Academy of Teachers (SWAT)
  • Provider of the Month (July) 2020, Children’s Medical Center
  • Gold Humanism Honor Society 2018
  • Senior Resident of the Year 2018, Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program – San Antonio
  • Spirt of CHofSA Award for Outstanding Service 2017, Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Residency Program – San Antonio
  • New Century Scholar 2016, Academic Pediatric Association
  • UT Southwestern Alumni Scholarship 2011, UT Southwestern Medical Center
Books & Publications

Clinical Focus

  • Medical Education
  • Communication
  • Resuscitation

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