Dr. Henri Balaguera, MD

Functional Medicine Doctor
Clinical Director

Dr. Henri Balaguera, MD specializes in Functional Medicine, Chronic and Infectious Disease, Auto-Immune Disorders, Functional Nutrition, Pulmonary Disorders, Sleep Issues, Cardiovascular & Metabolic Dysfunction, Natural Hormone Replacement, and Preventative Medicine. Dr. Balaguera holds a medical degree from Universidad Industrial de Santander and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Dr. Balaguera has had extensive experience and training since he received his degree as a Medical Doctor in 1991. He comes to us with over 8 years of experience as senior staff physician at Lahey Hospital and Medical Center Department of Medicine, Division Hospital Medicine, in Burlington Massachusetts. He is trained in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and has a Fellowship in Immunogenetics. Currently, he is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Balaguera will be a Certified Functional Medicine Physician from the Institute of Functional Medicine. Dr. Balaguera is a certified SMART trainer. This is a Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART) developed by the Benson-Henry Institute in conjunction with Harvard Medical School. He now leads SMART training for staff and other healthcare providers. He has a dedicated holistic self-care practice. Mindfulness and meditation are at the foundation of his core values. He continues his clinical research, in collaboration with our team here at Groton Wellness. 

Dr. Henri Balaguera’s approach of combining traditional medical training with an in-depth knowledge of Functional Medicine will help patients immensely to receive the best care possible in the 21st century.

Education

1991  Medical Doctor, Universidad Industrial de Santander

Postdoctoral Training

Internship and Residencies:
1993-1995  Immunogenetics Fellowship in Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
1995-1996 Internship in Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1996-1998  Residency – Internal Medicine, Maimonides Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Fellowships:
1998-2001 Clinical Fellowship – Infectious Diseases, Boston University

Licensure and Certifications

1992   Colombia Medical Licensing Registration
2005   Commonwealth of Massachusetts
2009  American Board of Internal Medicine
2019 – Certified SMART trainer, Stress Management and Resiliency Training (SMART), Benson-Henry Institute & Harvard Medical School

Academic Appointments

2002-2006  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Universidad Autonoma de Bucaramanga, Colombia
2008-Present  Assistant Professor Clinical Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • Infectious Diseases Society of America
  • IFM