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Gerard Banez, PhD

Gerard Banez, PhD
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Department Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
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Strongsville Family Health Center
Primary Location

Strongsville Family Health Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Center for Pediatric Behavioral Health
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Functional Impairment
  • Headaches, Children
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
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About Gerard Banez, PhD

Dr. Gerard Banez is a pediatric psychologist who serves as the Program Director for the Cleveland Clinic Pediatric Pain Rehabilitation Program. He earned his doctoral degree in clinical psychology at the University of Vermont in Burlington and completed a predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric psychology at Children's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Banez is a Fellow of Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology [SPP]) of the American Psychological Association and currently serves as Co-Chair of the SPP Pain Special Interest Group. He served as a Member-at-Large on the SPP Executive Council and was appointed to the American Psychological Association Presidential Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Adolescents. Dr. Banez has given numerous presentations and written multiple papers on pediatric chronic pain and related functional impairment.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Judge Baker's Children Center
Pediatric Behavioral Medicine
Boston, MA

Medical Education - University of Vermont
Clinical Psychology
Burlington, VT

Internship - Judge Baker's Children Center
Clinical Psychology
Boston, MA

Undergraduate - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Professional Highlights

  • Member, American Psychological Association Task Force on Evidence-Based Practice for Children and Adolescents
  • Member at Large, Executive Council, Society of Pediatric Psychology

Specialty Interests

Pediatric pain rehabilitation, chronic pain in children and adolescents, pain-associated disability syndrome, clinical behavioral pediatrics

Awards & Honors

  • One to Watch, 2007 Cleveland Magazine "Top Docs" Issue
  • Fellow of Division 54 (Society of Pediatric Psychology) of the American Psychological Association


  • American Psychological Association
  • Society of Pediatric Psychology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/2/2024, Dr. Banez has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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