Dr. Sophie M. Balzora is a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the NYU School of Medicine and a gastroenterologist at The Miller Practice, NYU Langone Medical Center.
Board certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology, Dr. Balzora has a wide variety of interests within General Gastroenterology, including outpatient consultations on a myriad of digestive diseases and conditions, and attending supervision of the inpatient consultation service at NYU Medical Center’s main campus. Her particular clinical interests include colorectal cancer screening and surveillance, women’s health, and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Her academic responsibilities include training NYU Gastroenterology fellows, and serving as preceptor for the NYU School of Medicine PLACE Program, where NYU first-year medical students gain exposure and an understanding of the doctor-patient relationship through first-hand patient encounters. Her clinical research focuses on improving medical education as it relates to cultural competency.
Dr. Balzora is a member of the American Gastroenterology Association, New York Society for Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA), and WE CARE (Women Educators, Clinicians, and Researchers) in Inflammatory Bowel Disease. She is a former visiting Inflammatory Bowel Disease fellow of the CCFA.
Dr. Balzora earned her BA in anthropology, graduating cum laude at Princeton University. She completed her medical degree at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Washington, DC. As a native New Yorker, she returned to the area to complete her residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and earned her Gastroenterology fellowship at NYU Langone Medical Center. She is proficient in French and conversational in Haitian Creole.