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Fritz François, MD, MSc, FACG is the Chief Medical Officer at New York University Langone Health, in New York.

Dr. François is a graduate of NYU College of Arts and Science who completed his medical degree at the NYU School of Medicine, where he stayed for internship, residency, chief residency, and gastroenterology fellowship. He is an academic gastroenterologist with over 70 peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and presentations in his research areas of interests which include esophageal disease, H. pylori, Hepatitis C, and colorectal cancer screening in minority populations.

Dr. François many honors include five American Society for GI Endoscopy Diversity Minority Research awards, induction in the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society, the New York University Distinguished Teaching Award and the Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award.

In his role as the Chief Medical Officer Dr. François helped lead the efforts to open the state of the art NYU Langone Kimmel Pavilion and Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital. He has served as a frontline architect of key operational initiatives to standardize quality patient care, proactively develop patient safety risk reduction strategies, improve throughput, eliminate waste, optimize available technological tools, and improve patient satisfaction.  Dr. François serves as a collaborator and advisor for the NYU Langone Institute of Excellence in Health Equity and remains committed to mentoring individuals across the professional landscape.

 

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The CMO of NYU Langone Medical Center in NYU, Dr. Fritz Francois, discusses putting the HUMAN back into healthcare with Samuel Shem, author of "The House of God".

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