Aveen Banich, MD

Aveen Banich, MD


  • University of Illinois in Champaign Urbana | English Literature and Biology | BA and BS | magna cum laude
  • Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine | MD

Academic Achievements

  • Gunnar Memorial Scholarship for student leadership | Loyola University
  • Medical Honor Society, Alph Omega Alpha | Loyola University


  • Internship | Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago
  • Ophthalmology Residency | Loyola University Hospital
  • Assistant professor | Loyola in the department of Ophthalmology (in addition to clinical duties, taught resident physicians and medical students) | 3 years
  • Ophthalmologist | Mayo Clinic Health System | Eau Claire, WI
  • Helped start an eye service line in Chippewa Valley Free Clinic and cared for underserved patients | Eau Claire, WI
  • Volunteer Teacher | 3rd year medical students at University of Colorado Medical School

Dr. Aveen Banich was born in Chicago. Her father was a family doctor and some of her earliest memories are accompanying him on house calls to see patients on weekends. These early encounters sparked a desire in her to pursue medicine from the ripe age of 8.

Currently, Dr. Banich also volunteers to teach third year Medical students at the University of Colorado Medical School. This program is entitled “the Hidden Curriculum” and it focuses on balance, healing and the process of medical students growing into becoming compassionate physicians.

Dr. Banich has four children. Life is full and she is grateful for it. Her other interests include meditation, music, yoga, and hiking.