Ankush K. Bansal, MD, FACP, FACPM, SFHM

Voluntary Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine – Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Dr. Bansal was raised in northern Virginia outside Washington, DC. He attended the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science & Technology in Alexandria, VA followed by a B.S. Biology degree from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. He completed his medical degree from Creighton University in Omaha, NE, and his residency in Internal Medicine at Christiana Care Health System in Delaware. He has a Certificate in Climate Change and Health Communication from the Yale University School of Public Health and a Certificate in Culinary Coaching from Harvard Medical School.

He has worked as a hospitalist since 2007 throughout the country. He is a former clinical faculty member at the University of Miami and is currently voluntary clinical faculty at Florida International University. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and in Lifestyle Medicine.

Dr. Bansal is involved with multiple social, scientific, medical, and environmental organizations. He serves as the Governor and incoming President of the Florida Chapter of the American College of Physicians, Chair of the Workgroup on Environment of the World Medical Association which included serving as Co-Chair of the World Medical Association’s Delegation to COP 27 and COP 28, Vice Chair of the Advocacy Committee of the American College of Preventive Medicine and Member of the Council on Science & Public Health of the American Medical Association. In the past, he was Co-Founder and Co-Chair of the Steering Committee of Florida Clinicians for Climate Action and a 2017 graduate and former board member of the Palm Beach Chapter of Climate Reality Project. He serves as a member of the national board for Physicians for Social Responsibility.

Dr. Bansal’s clinical interests include lifestyle medicine for the prevention of non-communicable chronic disease, battling disinformation in medicine, and the intersection of climate change and health including equity.