Recognized nationally by the NCCPA and locally by the Texas Medical Board as a certified physician assistant, Audra Cosart-Banerji has been practicing as a PA in this amazing state for over a decade.
Born in Houston and raised in Spring, Texas, Audra attended Baylor University in Waco, Texas, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology in 2005. She then went on to achieve her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree at Baylor College of Medicine in 2008.
It was during her time at BCM when Audra met Dr. Soumo Banerji, not knowing where their lives were headed years later! Although she started her career in trauma and general surgery at the University Medical Center in El Paso Texas, she later moved on to work in the operating room, ICU and clinical settings for neurosurgery patients.
Upon returning to Houston in 2013, Audra became the primary physician assistant for the Director and Chief of Neurosurgery at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center for 5 years before taking leave to care for her and Dr. Banerji’s growing family.
After spending many years in neurosurgery, Mrs. Cosart-Banerji was eager to work as a PA in plastic surgery. Joining Dr. Soumo Banerji of Banerji Plastic Surgery was the obvious career move! Audra has been trained to perform Botox injections, dermal fillers, microneedling, chemical peels, minor procedures as well as assist in the operating room.
In her free time, Audra enjoys being home with her husband and children, going to dinner with girlfriends, and traveling. She and her family are regulars at New Hope Church and she donates to several charities, including Children International since 2008.