Metodi Balev came to the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai via the FlexMed Program from Princeton University, where he majored in Molecular Biology and minored in Global Health and Health Policy.
While at Sinai, Metodi participated in the East Harlem Health Outreach Partnership (EHHOP), the ISMMS student-run free clinic, as an Access to Care Team Case Manager, Chronic Care Senior Clinician, and Teaching Senior. He also conducted basic science research on the cell cycle regulation of pancreatic beta cells, served as a Teaching Assistant for several preclinical courses, and was inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society.
Metodi would like to extend a very special thank you to his loving family, friends, girlfriend, and faculty mentors who have supported him throughout his medical education and continue to inspire him on a daily basis. He is also incredibly grateful and humbled to have spent four years amongst the most compassionate, intelligent, and down-to-earth colleagues he could have asked for - colleagues that are at the heart of what makes Sinai such a special place.
Metodi will graduate with his MD degree and continue his residency training in Internal Medicine at Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York Presbyterian Hospital.