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EXCLUSIVE: Haitian American Doctor Discusses New Appointment as Dean of University of Miami Medical School

Dr. Henri Ford’s appointment as dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine is one for the history books. His new post is paving a path not only for Haitians, but all people of color in the field. 

By Joey Francilus

MIAMI —  Haitian-American physician Dr. Henri Ford is about to embark on a tenure as the tenth dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine this summer.  

His appointment makes him the first person of color to serve as chief administrator for Florida’s first medical school since it opened in 1952. He will lead a faculty of just over 1,200 members.


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Joey Francilus

Joey Francilus

Joey Francilus is a journalist based in Miami. He is an alumnus of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and University of Miami. His reports have appeared in publications that include The Huffington Post, Politico, and The Wall Street Journal.
Joey Francilus
May. 14, 2018