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About Dr. Sofka

marathon, runner, athlete

Dr. Megan Sofka graduated in the inaugural class from the Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine in Las Cruces, New Mexico. Afterwards she trained in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine/Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx, New York. St. Barnabas was once called the Hospital of the Incurables, becoming one of the first chronic disease hospitals in the U.S., creating a rich history of taking care of the most difficult cases. Dr. Sofka learned to take care of complex medical and surgical cases, including ICU patients during the COVID pandemic in New York City. Alongside patient care, she has OMM teaching experience at the New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine on Long Island.

Dr. Sofka's Running Story:

"I started running at 30 years old during my first year of residency in 2020. Due to COVID, I didn’t have a graduation from medical school where I got to walk across the stage, and I wanted my next graduation to be a bigger deal. I thought running the New York City marathon would show that I could conquer anything and mark the completion of my residency. I started running extremely slow, and I could only run for a minute at a time before needing to walk. A long way to go for completing a marathon. It took me two years to train during my busy residency schedule, but I completed the New York City Marathon in a little over 6 hours.

 

I believe running is achievable for anyone who tries, even if it’s one step or an ultra marathon."

Additional Certifications

RRCA certified coach
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