Dr. Barboza, M.D., is a board-certified endocrinologist and internist. Most recently, Dr. Barboza served as Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at Jersey City Medical Center, part of Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health, and is currently the medical director of a weight loss/bariatric program in NYC, where she also continues to practice general endocrinology.
Dr. Barboza’s area of expertise includes:
- Thyroid disorders and diseases
- Fine needle aspiration (FNA) of thyroid nodules
- Adrenal and pituitary disorders
- Diabetes / DM complicating pregnancy
- Ovarian dysfunction
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS)
- Weight loss and obesity management
- Impact of exercise on weight loss and diabetes management
Dr. Barboza is a graduate of Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. She completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Lincoln Health and Medical Center, affiliated with Weill Cornell Medical College, and a fellowship in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Vermont. During her training and practice, Dr. Barboza has been involved in basic science research in the field of insulin resistance, obesity, and diabetes. Additionally, she has been involved in clinical research in the fields of thyroid disorders and insulin pump management. She has presented her research at various endocrinology meetings.
She is a member of the Endocrine Society and the American Diabetes Association. Dr. Barboza is fluent in English, Spanish, and Portuguese thereby enhancing her communication and interpersonal skills in order to deliver the most effective health care and patient satisfaction. Dr. Barboza is a world traveler, self-proclaimed health food chef & avid fitness enthusiast, and bibliophile in several languages.