Henri R. Ford is dean and chief academic officer of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Ford is a Haitian-born pediatric surgeon who returns regularly to Haiti to provide medical care to its residents. In May 2015, he performed the first successful separation of conjoined twins in Haiti, alongside surgeons he helped train.
Motivated by a desire to have a positive impact on the world and drive change, Ford has conducted groundbreaking research on the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis and has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others. He is the author of multiple publications, book chapters, invited manuscripts, abstracts and presentations.
Ford is a fellow of the American College of Surgeons, the Royal College of Surgeons (England), and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on the editorial board of numerous scientific journals, the Harvard Medical School Visiting Committee, and Princeton’s Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees. He received his bachelor’s degree in public and international affairs from Princeton, his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and his master’s in health administration from the University of Southern California. He is the recipient of numerous honors, including the Gold Humanism in Medicine Award from the Association of American Medical Colleges.