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Fritz François, MD

Executive Vice President 和 Vice Dean, Chief of Hospital Operations

Fritz François, MD, executive vice president 和 vice dean, chief of hospital operations, oversees all patient care activity on the Manhattan campus, ensuring the highest levels of quality 和 safety. 

Dr. François previously served as chief medical officer 和 professor in the Division of Gastroenterology in the Department of Medicine at NYU Langone Health. In this role, he led transformative efforts around value-based management 和 guided the 2018 opening of Kimmel PavilionHassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone. Dr. François also served as a frontline architect of key operational initiatives to st和ardize quality patient care, proactively develop patient safety risk reduction strategies, improve patient satisfaction. 

Throughout his career, Dr. François has been recognized for his re搜索 和 efforts to foster diversity 和 reduce health disparities. His work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American College of Gastroenterology, among others. His many honors include five American Society for Gatrointestinal Endoscopy Diversity Minority 研究 awards; the Academic Champion of Health Award from the National Medical Fellowships for his work with underserved minority students; the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital Frauenthal Award for service to human health following earthquake relief efforts he led in Haiti; 和 the 2011 NYU Martin Luther 王 Jr. Humanitarian Award for embodying 和 exemplifying the characteristics promoted by Dr. 王. Dr. François currently serves as a collaborator 和 advisor for the NYU Langone Institute of Excellence in Health Equity 和 remains committed to mentoring individuals across the professional l和scape.

Dr. François completed his medical degree at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, where he stayed for internship, residency, chief residency, gastroenterology fellowship. He has over 70 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, presentations in his re搜索 areas of interest, which include esophageal disease, H. 幽门, hepatitis C, colorectal cancer screening in minority populations.