About Dr. Sowa

As the daughter of a hand surgeon, Dr. Alexandra Sowa was exposed to medicine at a young age. She loved how her father could transform people’s lives by giving them back the use of their hands.

In her internal medicine residency, she saw that same sort of transformation for patients who lost weight and drastically improved their health. Once she knew weight loss medicine was a specialization she could pursue, she never considered anything else.

Now Dr. Sowa is a board-certified physician of Internal Medicine, specializing in preventive health, nutrition and obesity medicine. Through her New York City practice, she has helped thousands of patients lose weight and live healthier lives. Dr. Sowa also holds an appointment as a Clinical Instructor in Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine.

Outside of her practice, she enjoys communicating health messages to the public through print and television. She has published original articles on health-related topics in publications like The Atlantic, NPR, Slate Magazine and the New York Daily News. She has also served as an on-air health expert for national media outlets like Fox News, CBS News, NPR, and The Doctors. Her medical opinions have been featured in print publications, from the New York Times to U.S. News and World Report to Glamour and Parents Magazine. She is a regular weight-loss expert on SiriusXM radio.

She is passionate about optimizing health through food. You can often find her making healthy meals (and a mess!) for her husband and four kids in the kitchen.

Education Awards

Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.

Graduated with honors from Johns Hopkins University

Medical degree and residency in internal medicine from the New York University School of Medicine

Diplomate of the American Board of Obesity Medicine.