Meet Dr. Sonia Bahlani

Dr. Sonia Bahlani’s path to becoming a pelvic pain specialist was unconventional. After completing her OB/GYN residency, she saw how women were suffering from pelvic pain in silence or spending years searching for answers without finding relief. She listened to her gut, veered from the traditional course, and pursued a fellowship in the urology department, working with pioneers in pelvic pain. Training in these two areas has given her a unique perspective on women’s health issues.

Through her practice, Dr. Bahlani focuses solely on the medical and procedural treatment of pelvic pain. Her training has allowed her to take a holistic view of ordinary women’s health issues. She takes a compassionate, patient-centric approach and listens to her patients to gain a deep understanding of their challenges. This allows her to develop a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan to address the issue from all angles to improve a patient’s quality of life beyond what they thought possible.


Dr. Bahlani graduated magna cum laude with an undergraduate degree and then received her Doctor of Medicine from the Virginia Commonwealth School of Medicine in Richmond, VA. She completed her residency in OB/GYN at New York Presbyterian / Weill Cornell Medical Center. After her residency, Dr. Bahlani joined the Smith Institute following a fellowship in urology under the mentorship of Dr. Robert Moldwin, a leader and innovator in pelvic pain.


Honors and accolades

As the 2014 recipient of the Marinoff Career Development Award from the National Vulvodynia Association, Dr. Bahlani has been able to continue her clinical and research interests in the treatment of vulvodynia and sexual pain. She’s been invited to present her research at multiple conferences, including the International Association for the Study of Pain, the American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, and the American Urologic Association.

Dr. Bahlani has also been published in top national and international journals and has appeared on Dr. Oz.

Most recently, Dr. Bahlani was named a recipient of New York Super Doctors 2022, a prestigious accolade awarded to leaders in medical excellence. She has authored the definitive book on pelvic pain, “Dr. Sonia’s Guide to Navigating Pelvic Pain.”

Dr. Bahlani’s specialized training allows her to treat patients with urologic and gynecologic pelvic pain syndromes, such as vulvodynia, pelvic floor dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, vulvar dermatoses, and female sexual dysfunction. As a clinician and through her continual pursuit of knowledge and research, Dr. Bahlani always strives to achieve her ultimate goal of enabling women to spend less time in pain and gain the tools they need to live their lives to the fullest.

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World-class Care for pelvic pain in NYC

At Pelvic Pain Doc, we offer hope to women who may have reached the point of giving up hope. Our boutique concierge urology and gynecology practice is unique in compassionate care and innovative treatment options. Many patients fly into NYC for treatment from Dr. Bahlani, as only some doctors have her level of expertise in treating pelvic pain. In addition, she and her staff welcome local patients and women struggling with pelvic issues who live in other cities, states, and countries. Dr. Bahlani forges a positive patient-doctor relationship that is extraordinarily rewarding, a true collaborative partnership, supportive and empowering.

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