Ten Things You Need to Know About Henri R. Ford, MD

Published on 
January 12, 2018

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Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP: The Vice President and Surgeon-in-Chief at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Haitian-born medical maven who has dedicated his life to not only helping the many kids that walk through CHLA's doors, but also the children and people of his home country.

These are the top things you need to know about Ford.

1.  He’s an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons, and President of the American Pediatric Surgical Association.

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More: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Surgeon-in-Chief Receives Two Prestigious Honors

2.  He attended Princeton University for his undergraduate degree, earned his medical degree from Harvard Medical School, and received his Master of Health Administration degree from the University of Southern California.

More: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FRCS, FAAP

3.  He is an expert in necrotizing enterocolitis (NEC), which is a severe and often life-threatening intestinal inflammation in pre-term infants.

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More: Ford's Laboratory

4.  He was presented with the National Humanism Award by American Association of Medical Colleges, which recognizes his mentorship to medical students and the discovery and implementation of surgical alternatives for several pediatric disorders.

More: American Association of Medical Colleges Will Present National Humanism Award to Henri Ford, M.D. of Keck School of Medicine of USC, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles

5.  When the devastating 7.0 earthquake hit in his home country of Haiti, he quickly moved to lead a humanitarian mission there.

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More: Humanitarian Efforts in Haiti

6.  He helped organize a huge donation of used medical equipment to Haiti from CHLA.

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More: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Donates to Haiti's Kids

7.  He’s a member of the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons.

More: Henri R. Ford, MD, MHA, FACS, FAAP, Elected to the Board of Regents of the American College of Surgeons

8.  He led Haiti’s first conjoined twin separation surgery during a medical mission trip in 2015.

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More: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Leads Historic Medical Moment 3,000 Miles Away

9.  He’s helped lead efforts to establish critical care and trauma facilities in Haiti. 

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More: Children's Hospital Los Angeles Surgeon Helps Lead Effort to Develop Critical Care and Trauma Facilities in Haiti

10.  He's working to save more babies' lives through research.

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Thank you Dr. Ford for your dedication and determination in helping kids here and around the world!