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Fritz Francois, MD

  • Specialties: Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine
  • Language: English
  • Phone: 212-263-3250
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About Me

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Conditions and Treatments

  • gastroesophageal reflux disease
  • H. pylori infection
  • ulcer
  • colonic diverticulosis
  • diverticulitis
  • eosinophilic esophagitis
  • esophageal disorder
  • Barrett's esophagus
  • esophageal spasm
  • Schatzki ring
  • esophageal impedance pH monitoring
  • esophageal manometry
  • colorectal cancer screening


  • Professor, Department of Medicine
  • Chief Medical Officer and Patient Safety Officer
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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550 First Avenue, Suite OBV-A606
New York, NY 10016

Research My Research

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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