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Dr. Sophie Balzora

By on June 12, 2014

All of us here at Healthyblackmen.org appreciate the important role we can play in increasing health literacy and promoting overall healthy behaviors for Black men.

Physicians literally take an oath to improve the health and well-being of others, to save lives. And Dr. Sophie Balzora emodies what it is to be a champion to better health.  We are extremely excited to welcome Dr. Balzora to the team of Contributors, where she will share her expertise. We are happy to have her aboard.

You should know that Dr. Balzora is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and is board-certified in both internal medicine and gastroenterology.

Dr. Balzora earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University, and her MD from the George Washington University School of Medicine. She then completed residency training at Columbia University Medical Center, followed by a gastroenterology fellowship at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Balzora has a special clinical interest in colorectal cancer and prevention, inflammatory bowel diseases, celiac disease and gluten sensitivity, irritable bowel syndrome, and minority health. As a physician-educator, her focus is in enhancing doctor-patient communication, cultural competency, shared decision-making, and medical education. She is an active member of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America and the American College of Gastroenterology.

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As a member of the NYU faculty, she routinely lectures to medical students, residents, and fellows at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Balzora can be found on Twitter @SophieBalzoraMD.