Sonia Ballal MD

Sonia Aurora Ballal, MD

Attending Physician

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

    Contact: 617-355-6058

Medical Services

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Autism and Gastrointestinal concerns
  • Fecal microbial transplant

Departments

  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
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Sonia Ballal MD

 

I feel lucky to say I honestly truly love my job. Getting to know a child and family, and having the opportunity to work with patients and other providers to improve that child’s health is a privilege. My research interest include projects involving the gut microbiome. While clinical applications in this field are still evolving, I enjoy discussing recent findings with my patients and possible therapies.

Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

The George Washington University School of Medicine,

Residency

John's Hopkins Hospital,

Fellowship

Boston Children's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School,

Boston, MA

Publications

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  1. Pai AK, Ballal SA. Gastrointestinal manifestations of pelvic floor disorders in adolescents: a diagnostic framework for the general practitioner. Curr Opin Pediatr. 2017 Aug; 29(4):420-425.
  2. Zhang C, Derrien M, Levenez F, Brazeilles R, Ballal SA, Kim J, Degivry MC, Quéré G, Garault P, van Hylckama Vlieg JE, Garrett WS, Doré J, Veiga P. Ecological robustness of the gut microbiota in response to ingestion of transient food-borne microbes. ISME J. 2016 Sep; 10(9):2235-45.
  3. Ballal SA, Veiga P, Fenn K, Michaud M, Kim JH, Gallini CA, Glickman JN, Quéré G, Garault P, Béal C, Derrien M, Courtin P, Kulakauskas S, Chapot-Chartier MP, van Hylckama Vlieg J, Garrett WS. Host lysozyme-mediated lysis of Lactococcus lactis facilitates delivery of colitis-attenuating superoxide dismutase to inflamed colons. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2015 Jun 23; 112(25):7803-8.
  4. Rooks MG, Veiga P, Wardwell-Scott LH, Tickle T, Segata N, Michaud M, Gallini CA, Beal C, van Hylckama-Vlieg JE, Ballal SA, Morgan XC, Glickman JN, Gevers D, Huttenhower C, Garrett WS. Gut microbiome composition and function in experimental colitis during active disease and treatment-induced remission. ISME J. 2014 Jul; 8(7):1403-17.
  5. Ballal SA, Gallini CA, Segata N, Huttenhower C, Garrett WS. Host and gut microbiota symbiotic factors: lessons from inflammatory bowel disease and successful symbionts. Cell Microbiol. 2011 Apr; 13(4):508-17.
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