"Most of the time, the thrill of pediatrics comes from basic things, like teaching children and families healthy habits so that they can achieve fulfillment in all areas of their lives."Interested in science at a young age, Dr. Banghart used to tag along with her father, a family practice physician, while on his rounds or in the laboratory analyzing specimens. She chose pediatrics after spending a year in the surgical department of a children's hospital, caring for burn patients.Dr. Banghart is board certified in pediatrics and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. She completed her residency in Pediatrics at the University of Rochester in 1994 and since then has been with Genesee Pediatrics. Originally from Ecuador, Dr. Banghart graduated as a Doctor of Medicine and Surgery from the University of Guayaquil, followed by an internship and postgraduate clinical training in Ecuador. She is a native speaker of Spanish and treats a diverse community of patients.Besides spending time with her husband and three children, she enjoys sports (particularly swimming, biking, and tennis), gardening, and long walks with her rambunctious Irish terrier.