Dr. Niran Al-Agba
Niran Al-Agba is a Board Certified Pediatrician who was born and raised in Bremerton, WA. She is the mother of four amazing children.
After graduation from Olympic High School and Michigan State University, she received her M.D. at the University of Washington graduating in 1999. She finished her pediatric residency at the University of Colorado School of Medicine/Denver Children's Hospital in 2002.
She returned to Kitsap County in 2001 to join Silverdale Pediatrics and has continued pediatrics practice since that time. She has been voted Best Doctor in Central Kitsap 2011, 2012, and 2015; a finalist for the last 6 years in a row. She was nominated as a Health Care Hero by the Kitsap Community in 2015. An Assistant Professor on the faculty at the UW School of Medicine, she has been a member of the Admissions Committee and a Regional PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) lead instructor at Seattle Children's Hospital for the last 15 years.
Her special interests are breastfeeding, nutrition, public health, education, and ADHD treatment.
"You know your own child best; always listen to your gut instinct when it comes to their health and safety".
- Dr. Niran Al-Agba
Nikki Banks CPNP
Nikki Banks is a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in primary care and recently completed her Doctorate in Nursing, at the University of Washington in Pediatrics 2019.
She began her career at the age of 16 when she became a Certified Nursing Assistant while living in Arizona. She relocated to Kitsap County in 2002 with her husband on orders from the Navy and earned her Associate's Degree in Nursing in 2009 and a Master's Degree in 2013. In 2018 her husband retired from the military and they now consider Kitsap County their permanent home.
Her professional nursing experience over the last decade included spending the past 6 years dedicated to pediatrics, working in-patient at Mary Bridge Children's Hospital and working as a nursing supervisor at Seattle Children's Hospital Ambulatory clinics.
Nikki is a trained and certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner who is certified by MERCK as a Nexplanon provider and is working on becoming a certified lactation counselor after having her own struggles breastfeeding her children.
"I believe in shared decision making, I am a consultant whom is being asked advice, parents are the expert on their child and we need to work together for optimal outcomes".
- Nikki Banks
In Memory of Our Founder
Dr. Saad K Al-Agba
Saad Al-Agba started his medical journey in Bagdad, Iraq in 1960 at the University of Bagdad Medical School. He trained at the University of Sheffield in England and also at the University of London, England.
Dr. Saad interned at Michael Reese Hospital in Chicago, Illinois then performed two years of Pediatric Residency at Nassau County Hospital, Long Island, New York. The last year of Dr. Saad Al-Agba’s residency, he was appointed Chief Resident in Pediatrics. In 1969-1970 Dr. Saad was a Senior Fellow in Pediatric Endocrinology. In 1970 he became a Clinical Instructor in Pediatric Endocrinology at the University of Washington Medical School.
Dr. Saad came to Bremerton WA in private practice in 1971 until 1986 when he moved his practice to Silverdale, WA.
In 2002, he and his daughter, Dr. Niran Al-Agba, teamed together to form Silverdale Pediatrics where they currently practice. Together they have more than 60 years experience in pediatric medicine. Dr. Saad has been married close to fifty years. He and his wife have 3 grown children and four grandchildren. “Pappa” as he is affectionately called by his grandkids has always loved children, his own and others’.
Although Dr. Saad will stay late in the office seeing ill patients, he also loves tennis and world travel.
"Dr. Al-Agba saved me back in 1977, when my first baby was born. I was crying as much as my baby was. From the moment he heard our cries as we walked through his front doors, he has continued to save my babies and my grandbabies.
Over the years through so many crisis' he has taught me how to be a better mother and grandmother and even a nurse-at-home... Our loss is certainly Heaven's gain. The kids and I are missing him already."
- Jacqui Armstrong (Patient of Dr. Saad K Al-Agba)