Tara Balija, MD
Breast Cancer - Surgery
Tara Balija, MD, is a board-certified general surgeon with fellowship training in Breast Surgical Oncology. She is an Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Breast Surgery at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
Dr. Balija treats patients with breast cancer and benign high-risk patients. She strongly believes in partnering with her patients to develop appropriate treatment plans. She is well versed in nipple-sparing mastectomies and oncoplastic techniques to minimize scarring for lumpectomies.
Dr. Balija received her medical degree from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed residency in General Surgery at Rutgers – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and fellowship in Breast Surgical Oncology at Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey. Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Dr. Balija practiced for seven years at Hackensack University Medical, where she also served as Director of the Breast Cancer Assessment and Risk Evaluation Program and Surgery Clerkship Site Director.
Dr. Balija sees patients at Mount Sinai West.
- Mount Sinai Queens
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- Mount Sinai Morningside and Mount Sinai West