Henri Ford
Published August 10, 2015
Updated April 13, 2021

Dr. Henri R. Ford is a pediatric surgeon and dean of the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine. Previously, he was senior vice president and chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and vice dean of medical education and a professor at the University of Southern California’s Department of Surgery and Keck School of Medicine.

Ford has researched the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis, the most common and lethal disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract of newborn infants, leading to insights into the diagnosis, treatment and pre-natal prevention. Under his leadership, CHLA developed a minimally invasive surgery program.

Ford maintains close ties with his home country of Haiti. In May 2015, he performed the first successful separation of conjoined twins there.

Expertise: Neonatal surgery, global surgery, medical education, intestinal barrier failure, leadership in American surgery

Location: Coral Gables, Fla.

Email: hford@miami.edu

Heard on CBS News: Conjoined Twins’ Delicate Separation

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