David Band grew up in suburban Philadelphia and received his undergraduate degree in environmental biology from the University of Pennsylvania in 1975. After working for one year, including a summer as a park ranger, he attended the George Washington University Medical School and graduated in 1980. His flexible medical internship was completed in Boston in 1981, and his psychiatric residency at the National Institute of Mental Health - St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC, was completed in 1984. Dr. Band was commissioned as an officer in the US public health service in 1980 and served on active duty for over 20 years. During that time, he worked on the Navajo Reservation in a very rural and traditional setting. In addition, Dr. Band has extensive inpatient and outpatient experience, both clinical and administrative, in an urban setting with patients diagnosed with a full range of psychiatric illnesses.
During his last six years with the USPHS, Dr. Band ran a community based treatment program in Washington, DC. Upon leaving the USPHS, he spent 15 months as the medical director of an adolescent residential treatment hospital before co-founding Sterling Behavioral Health Services. Dr. Band specializes in children and adolescents, including angry and/or depressed teenagers, as well as adults. His areas of clinical expertise include ADHD, mood and anxiety disorders, school problems, obsessive-compulsive disorder, court ordered psychiatric evaluations, and conduct and behavioral issues, including those associated with pervasive developmental disorders such as autism and asperger's syndrome. In addition, Dr. Band treats many patients with lyme disease and PANDAS. Dr. Band joined Crossroads Psychological Associates in January, 2008.
In early November, 2008, Dr. Band had a lifelong dream fulfilled being present as the Philadelphia Phillies won the World Series.