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Fritz Francois, MD

NYU Langone Provider
  • Specialties: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
  • Treats: Adults
  • Language: English

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Conditions and Treatments

Conditions
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • diverticulitis
  • diverticulosis
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • esophageal disorder
  • esophageal spasm
  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • Helicobacter pylori infection
  • Schatzki ring
  • ulcer disease, gastrointestinal
Treatments
  • colorectal cancer screening
  • esophageal impedance pH monitoring
  • esophageal manometry

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine (Gastroenterology), 2004
Education and Training
  • Fellowship, NYU Medical Center, Medicine/Gastro, 2004
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Medicine, 2001
  • Residency, NYU Medical Center, Medicine, 2000
  • MD from New York University, 1997

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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.

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