At SoMeDocs (“Doctors on Social Media”), we celebrate the individual doctor from within the large healthcare system of today. We’re growing a community of bright, talented, and entrepreneurially-motivated community that wants to make more impact and connect more quickly with the world.
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.
A lot of magic – time, energy, effort – goes on behind the scenes in order to create a project of this nature. Here are the humans behind this project. Contact SoMeDocs anytime to infuse magic into your own work.
Shem (our host’s title of preference) is a novelist, playwright and activist. Education: Harvard, Phi Beta Kappa; Rhodes Scholar at Oxford Ph.D.; Harvard MedicalSchool, M.D. with honors. He is Professor of Medicine in Medical Humanities at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. In 2020 he published his new novel, Man’s 4th Best Hospital, sequel to The House of God, which has sold 3 million copies. More at samshem.com and www.mans4thbesthospital.com.
Dr. Dana Corriel is a board-certified internist who has taken a drastic pivot from seeing patients in the office to more creative entrepreneurial ventures. She founded SoMeDocs in an effort to empower physicians to use the online in order to innovate and therefore fuel positive change in healthcare. Dr. Corriel now regularly consults with individuals and companies, produces series, and markets thought leaders. You can check out a sprinkling of her creations in her self-named online portfolio, drcorriel.com.
More conversations are taking place, with medical literature icon Samuel Shem of “The House of God” fame at their helm. This time, Shem brings the guests, but continues to search for answers on how to put the human back into healthcare.
Shem and I linked up in late 2020, in the midst of a pandemic. We were connected through a mutual contact, in that magical way social media has for bringing people together who would not have otherwise met. We instantaneously clicked, unified by the healthcare field we had dabbled in and our love of the arts. Yada, yada, yada, several vent sessions later, we had ourselves a plan. We would join forces on the project, and use each of our talents to spread the word.
That’s how Conversations with Shem was born.
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SoMeDocs is now hosting lectures and bringing them right into your laptop or mobile device. Join us live to watch the footage for free & even interact via a Q&A that follows.
For just $10 a month, you can help keep this openly accessible site available to all & help us sponsor in more doctors.
“Why should I become a member of SoMeDocs if I already have my own space online?”
And they’re written by experts!