Fritz Francois

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Fritz Francois

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer and Patient Safety Officer

Contact Info

Address
530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

212-263-3250

Education

1993-1997 — NYU Medical Center, Medical Education
1993-1997 — NYU School of Medicine, Medical Education
1997-1998 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Internship
1997-1998 — NYU Medical Center, Internship
1998-2000 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Residency Training
1998-2000 — NYU Medical Center, Residency Training
2000-2001 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Residency Training
2001-2004 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine/Gastroo), Clinical Fellowships

Research Summary

Our current work focuses on the role of gut derived obesity peptides such as leptin and ghrelin in gastrointestinal health and disease. The prevalence of obesity continues to rise along with its associated adverse effects on health. Epidemiologic studies have demonstrated a link between obesity and gastroesophageal reflux, Barrett?s esophagus, esophageal adenocarcinoma, as well as colon cancer. Our goal is to try to understand the development of these diseases within the context of the interplay between hosts, environmental, and bacterial factors that may be associated energy homeostasis.

Decreased occurrence of colon cancer among gout patients: Assessment by physician diagnosis and colonoscopy
Slobodnick, A; Samuels, S K; Lehmann, A; Keenan, R; Francois, F; Pillinger, M H. Decreased occurrence of colon cancer among gout patients: Assessment by physician diagnosis and colonoscopy [Meeting Abstract]. Arthritis & rheumatology. 2016 October;Conference:(American):2994-2995 (2398182)

Colorectal Cancer in African Americans: An Update
Williams, Renee; White, Pascale; Nieto, Jose; Vieira, Dorice; Francois, Fritz; Hamilton, Frank. Colorectal Cancer in African Americans: An Update. Clinical & translational gastroenterology. 2016 Jul 28;7(7):e185-e185 e185 (2191642)

Effect of oxalobacter formigenes colonization on urinary oxalate excretion
Nazzal, L; Henderson, N; Bedi, S; Francois, F; Perez-Perez, G; Asplin, J R; Goldfarb, D S; Blaser, M J. Effect of oxalobacter formigenes colonization on urinary oxalate excretion [Meeting Abstract]. Urolithiasis. 2016 Jul;44(1):S66-S66 (2204652)

Impact of obesity treatment on gastroesophageal reflux disease
Khan, Abraham; Kim, Aram; Sanossian, Cassandra; Francois, Fritz. Impact of obesity treatment on gastroesophageal reflux disease. World journal of gastroenterology : WJG. 2016 Jan 28;22(4):1627-1638 (1929192)

Helicobacter pylori Eradication Causes Perturbation of the Human Gut Microbiome in Young Adults
Yap, Theresa Wan-Chen; Gan, Han-Ming; Lee, Yin-Peng; Leow, Alex Hwong-Ruey; Azmi, Ahmad Najib; Francois, Fritz; Perez-Perez, Guillermo I; Loke, Mun-Fai; Goh, Khean-Lee; Vadivelu, Jamuna. Helicobacter pylori Eradication Causes Perturbation of the Human Gut Microbiome in Young Adults. PLoS one. 2016 ;11(3):e0151893-e0151893 e0151893 (2032172)