Henri R. Ford, M.D. is a Haitian-born pediatric surgeon. He is vice president and chief of surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), vice dean of Medical Education, Professor and vice chair for clinical affairs at University of Southern California’s Department of Surgery and Keck School of Medicine. He has researched the pathogenesis of necrotizing enterocolitis, the most common and lethal disease affecting the gastrointestinal tract of newborn infants, leading to insights into the diagnosis, treatment, and pre-natal prevention. Under his leadership, CHLA has developed a robust, state of the art minimally invasive surgery program.
Dr. Ford maintains close ties with his native country, returning in 2010 to provide medical assistance after the earthquake. In May 2015, he performed the first successful separation of conjoined twins in Haiti.
Vice President and Chief of Surgery at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Vice-Dean of Medical Education and Professor and Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Surgery, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Areas of Expertise: Neonatal Surgery; Global Surgery; Medical Education; Intestinal Barrier Failure, Leadership in American Surgery
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Rita Haddad, Dr. Ford’s Executive Assistant
Phone: (323) 361-2104
Heard on CBS News: Conjoined Twins’ Delicate Separation
Added August 2015
Last Verified: August 2015