Gabriela (Balf) Balf-Soran, MD, Psychiatry, Bismarck, ND


Psychiatry Bismarck, ND

Clinical Associate Professor UND Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science ND Psychiatric Society - Immediate Past- President

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  • Throughout my training and education, I have been striving to help people help themselves and nudge the healthcare systems to become more efficient.
    I believe that bettering the population's numeracy and medical literacy will reduce financial and human costs.
    I believe that one cannot hate someone they understand. Therefore I am striving to help other people walk in my patients' shoes.
    I am the vocal advocate for single moms, mentally unwell (declared or not), minorities, the underrepresented.
    I dream of a society that is evolved enough not to judge but understands where people are coming from. A society that acknowledges that it is everyone's responsibility to make wise mind decisions.

Education & Training

  • Sanford Healthcare - Leadership Academygraduate, Leading the Way - Leadership in Healthcare training, 2015 - 2016
  • Yale School of Public HealthMaster, Public Health, 2011 - 2013
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Psychiatry, 2006 - 2009
  • Yale-New Haven Hospital
    Yale-New Haven HospitalResidency, Internal Medicine, 1998 - 2001
  • Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy
    Carol Davila University of Medicine and PharmacyClass of 1997

Certifications & Licensure

  • ND State Medical License
    ND State Medical License 2013 - 2021
  • CT State Medical License
    CT State Medical License 2000 - 2014
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Psychiatry

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • President ND Psychiatric Society, 2018-2020
  • ND assembly representative APA, 2015-2020
  • Early career representative NDPS, 2015

Publications & Presentations


Grant Support

  • Nurse based intervention using motivational style to enhance adherence in behavioral healthSanford Healthcare2014–Present

Professional Memberships

Other Languages

  • French, Romanian, Spanish