Sophie M Balzora

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Sophie M Balzora, M.D.

Clinical Instructor;
Departments of Medicine (Gastro Div) and House Staff (MED SB SP)

Clinical Addresses

NYU Langone - The Miller Practice
355 WEST 52ND STREET
6TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10019
Hours: Mon. 9 - 4; Tue. 9:30 - 4; Wed. 9 - 4; Thu. 9 - 12; Fri. 9 - 4
Handicap Access: yes
Phone: 646-754-2100

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Medical Specialties

Gastroenterology

Medical Expertise

Rectal Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease/GERD, Colonoscopy, Hepatitis, Flexible Sigmoidoscopy, Colon Cancer, Gastroscopy, Crohn's Disease, Diarrhea, Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), Gluten Sensitivity, Constipation, Nausea and Vomiting, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Celiac Disease, Heartburn, H.Pylori Treatment, Esophageal Disease

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Balzora earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton, 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 NYU.

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 and women's health. As a physician-educator, her clinical research interest is in enhancing doctor-patient communication, cultural competency, and shared decision-making. She is an active member of the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America and American College of Gastroenterology. As a member of the NYU faculty, she routinely lectures to medical students, residents, and fellows at the NYU School of Medicine.

Dr. Balzora is board-certified in internal medicine and gastroenterology. She is proficient in French and conversational in Haitian Creole.

Languages

French

Insurance

AETNA HMO, AETNA INDEMNITY, AETNA MEDICARE, AETNA POS, AETNA PPO/EPO, CIGNA EPO/POS, Cigna PPO, EBCBS EPO, EBCBS HLTHY NY, EBCBS HMO, EBCBS INDEMNITY, EBCBS MEDIBLUE, EBCBS POS, EBCBS PPO, ELDERPLAN, GHI CBP, HEALTHREPUBLIC, HIP ACCESS I, HIP ACCESS II, HIP CHLD HLTH, HIP EPO/PPO, HIP FAM HLTH, HIP HMO, HIP MEDICAID, HIP MEDICARE, HIP POS, LOCAL 1199 PPO, MAGNACARE PPO, MULTIPLAN/PHCS PPO, Medicare, NYS EMPIRE PLAN, OSCAR, OXFORD EXCHANGE, OXFORD FREEDOM, Oxford Liberty, Oxford Medicare, Tricare, UHC COMMUNITY & STATE PLAN, UHC EPO, UHC HMO, UHC MEDICARE, UHC POS, UHC PPO, UHC TOP TIER, UNITED EXCHANGE- COMPASS

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Board Certification

2009 — Ab Internal Medicine - Internal Medicine
2012 — Ab Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology)

Education

2006-2009 — Columbia University Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Residency Training
2006-2009 — Columbia University Medical Center (Internal Medicine), Internship
2009-2012 — NYU Langone Medical Center (Gasteoenterology), Clinical Fellowships

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -

Contact:
http://hsl.med.nyu.edu/faculty-bibliography-search

Assessing the utility of a pocket-sized inflammatory bowel disease educational resource designed for gastroenterology fellows
Balzora, S; Wolff, M; Wallace, T; Pochapin, M; Poles, M; Weinshel, E; Malter, L
2013 December 2013;19:S60-S60, Inflammatory bowel diseases
— id: 838132, year: 2013, vol: 19, page: S60, stat: Journal Article,

Assessing Physician-to-physician Communication in the Care of the IBD Patient
Balzora, Sophie; Wolff, Martin; Mintah, Afua; Wong, Lillian; Chokhavatia, Sita; Shah, Brijen; Poles, Michael; Zabar, Sondra; Weinshel, Elizabeth; Malter, Lisa
2013 OCT;108 1 1:S523-S523, American journal of gastroenterology
— id: 815982, year: 2013, vol: 108 1 1, page: S523, stat: Journal Article,

The objective structured clinical exam as a novel tool in inflammatory bowel disease fellowship education
Wolff, M; Balzora, S; Chokhavatia, S; Shah, B; Poles, M; Zabar, S; Weinshel, E; Malter, L
2013 December 2013;19:S60-S61, Inflammatory bowel diseases
— id: 838122, year: 2013, vol: 19, page: S60, stat: Journal Article,

Assessing Physician-Patient Communication and Shared Decision-making Skills in IBD Patient Care
Wolff, Martin; Balzora, Sophie; Chokhavatia, Sita; Shah, Brijen; Poles, Michael; Zabar, Sondra; Weinshel, Elizabeth; Malter, Lisa
2013 OCT;108 1 1:S525-S525, American journal of gastroenterology
— id: 816102, year: 2013, vol: 108 1 1, page: S525, stat: Journal Article,

The Writing's on the Wall - or is It? Assessing Health Literacy Awareness in Gastroenterology Fellowship Training
Balzora, Sophie; Abiri, Benjamin; Shah, Brijen; Chokhavatia, Sita S.; Poles, Michael A.; Zabar, Sondra; Gillespie, Colleen C.; Weinshel, Elizabeth H.
2012 MAY;142(5):S403-S403, Gastroenterology
— id: 367062, year: 2012, vol: 142, page: S403, stat: Journal Article,

Being a GI Fellow means never having to say you're sorry? Assessing skills in disclosing medical errors
McKeever, J; Balzora, S; Abiri, B; Poles, M; Gillespie, C; Zabar, S; Weinshel, E
2012 October 2012;107:S565-S565, American journal of gastroenterology
— id: 180113, year: 2012, vol: 107, page: S565, stat: Journal Article,

Shared Decision Making (SDM) Skills in GI Fellows
Shah, Brijen; Abiri, Benjamin; Balzora, Sophie; Poles, Michael A.; Zabar, Sondra; Gillespie, Colleen C.; Weinshel, Elizabeth H.; Chokhavatia, Sita S.
2012 MAY;142(5):S742-S742, Gastroenterology
— id: 367072, year: 2012, vol: 142, page: S742, stat: Journal Article,

Crossing the cultural divide: Assessing cultural competency as a clinical skill in gastroenterology fellowship training
Wang, X J; Balzora, S; Abiri, B; Poles, M; Gillespie, C; Zabar, S; Weinshel, E
2012 October 2012;107:S565-S565, American journal of gastroenterology
— id: 180112, year: 2012, vol: 107, page: S565, stat: Journal Article,

Cyclosporine in steroid refractory ulcerative colitis in the first trimester of pregnancy
Balzora, Sophie; Jacob, Vinita; Scherl, Ellen; Bosworth, Brian
2008 SEP;103:S258-S259, American journal of gastroenterology
— id: 367082, year: 2008, vol: 103, page: S258, stat: Journal Article,