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Carlos Díaz-Balzac, M.D., Ph.D.

Meet Carlos Díaz-Balzac, M.D., Ph.D.

Hear why Dr. Díaz-Balzac chose the program

Carlos Diaz-Balzac, MD, PhD

Medical School

Albert Einstein School of Medicine

How Did You Choose Your Subspecialty Area?

My research experiences shaped my interest in Endocrinology. The endocrine system is the real regulator or ‘brain’ of the body. I’m fascinated by its versatility in regulating both specific and general body functions and acting at distantly located organs, while at the same time creating feedback loops to regulate itself. Clinically, I’m interested in neuroendocrine pathologies.

What is Unique about the PSTP Program at the University of Rochester?

The people is what makes the PSTP program at the University of Rochester unique.  The camaraderie in the program sets it apart. You get to be a great clinician and scientist, but also have a life outside work. 

How Would You Recommend the Program?

I would highly recommend the PSTP program. The clinical and research training is top-notch, and its flexible enough to accommodate your interests.

Something Cool About Yourself that has Nothing to do with Medicine or Science

My favorite place in Rochester is the Strong Museum of Play.

Grants, Publications, and Honors Awarded During the Program

  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists (2021).
  • "Transcriptional regulation of neural circuit formation in Intellectual Disabilities​." University of Rochester CTSA award (UL1 TR002001) from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (2020).
  • Starting Endocrinology Fellowship in July 2019!

Current Research Mentor

Douglas Portman, Ph.D.