About Dr. Balzora
Sophie M. Balzora MD, FACG, is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Her interests include inflammatory bowel diseases and enhancing physician engagement and the patient experience through objective structured clinical exams (OSCEs).
Dr. Balzora is Vice-Chair of the American College of Gastroenterology (ACG) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and co-founder of ACG’s #DiversityinGI Social Media Campaign. She is a Senior Associate Editor of the American Journal of Gastroenterology and on the social media team for the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases Journal. She is a member of the Patient Education Sub-Committee of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF)’s National Scientific Advisory Committee and Fight CRC’s Health Equity Committee. In 2020, Dr. Balzora was in the inaugural cohort of the Office of Diversity Affairs’ Faculty Leadership Development Program through the NYU Langone Academy, and a recipient of the 2020 ACG President’s Special Recognition Award for efforts in leadership and exemplary service in promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Dr. Balzora is also President and Co-founder of the Association of Black Gastroenterologists and Hepatologists (ABGH), founded in 2021.
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