Fritz Francois

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Fritz Francois

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Contact Info

530 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016



1993-1997 — NYU Medical Center, Medical Education
1997-1998 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Internship
1998-2000 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), 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.

GERD Biomarkers in Particulate Matter Exposed Firefighters
Kwon, S; Joseph, P; Cho, SJ; Echevarria, GC; Rom, WN; Francois, F; Prezant, DJ; Weiden, MD; Nolan, A
2014-07-29; 1073-449x,American journal of respiratory & critical care medicine - id: 1082612, year: 2014

Hepatitis C in African Americans
Saab, Sammy; Jackson, Christian; Nieto, Jose; Francois, Fritz
2014-11-23; 0002-9270,American journal of gastroenterology - id: 1355492, year: 2014 Journal Article

Influence of Race on Hepatocellular Cancer Surveillance Rates in Patients With Chronic Hepatitis C: The VA Experience
Wan, David; Maratt, Jennifer; Greeder, Luba; Jow, Alexander; Xu, Tao; Tenner, Craig; Francois, Fritz
2015-01-29; 1572-0241,American journal of gastroenterology - id: 1443742, year: 2014

A 3-year M.D.--accelerating careers, diminishing debt
Abramson, Steven B; Jacob, Dianna; Rosenfeld, Melvin; Buckvar-Keltz, Lynn; Harnik, Victoria; Francois, Fritz; Rivera, Rafael; Hopkins, Mary Ann; Triola, Marc; Grossman, Robert I
2013-09-23; 0028-4793,New England journal of medicine - id: 541902, year: 2013 Journal Article

Prioritizing health disparities in medical education to improve care
Awosogba, Temitope; Betancourt, Joseph R; Conyers, F Garrett; Estape, Estela S; Francois, Fritz; Gard, Sabrina J; Kaufman, Arthur; Lunn, Mitchell R; Nivet, Marc A; Oppenheim, Joel D; Pomeroy, Claire; Yeung, Howa
2013-06-11; 0077-8923,Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences - id: 371282, year: 2013 Journal Article