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Sophie J. Balk, MD


Sophie Balk, MD, is a general pediatrician practicing at the community-based Comprehensive Family Care Center in the Bronx, NY.  Her academic work focuses on pediatric environmental health issues and integrating those issues into pediatric practice. Dr. Balk is a former chairperson of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) national Committee (now Council) on Environmental Health.  She also served as associate editor of all three editions of Pediatric Environmental Health, a manual for clinicians published by the AAP, and is the associate editor of the 4th edition, as well.

Dr. Balk founded and was chairperson of the Academic Pediatrics Association Special Interest Group on Environmental Health, and served as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the AAP Provisional Section on Tobacco Control and represents the AAP on the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention. She has written and lectured extensively about smoking cessation, sun safety and other environmental health issues relevant to clinical practice.

Dr. Balk received her medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine completed her pediatric internship and residency at Montefiore.

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Bronx, NY 10461-2604
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Bronx, NY 10467-2403
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Bronx, NY 10461-2301
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Bronx, NY 10467-2401
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Medical School:
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Montefiore Medical Center