Henri Ronald Ford is a Haitian-Americanpediatric surgeon. He previously served as chief of surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and Vice Dean for Medical Education at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He is currently appointed Dean of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, effective June 1, 2018. Following the 2010 Haiti earthquake, Ford returned to Haiti to provide medical assistance to earthquake victims.
Ford was born in Haiti and spent his early years in Port-au-Prince. His father was a preacher who spoke out against inequality in Haitian society. When Henri was 13 years old, he fled with his family from the government of Papa Doc Duvalier, settling among the Haitian community in Brooklyn, New York. Ford graduated from John Jay High School despite speaking no English when he first arrived.
Ford graduated from Princeton University in 1980 with an A.B. in public and international affairs. He received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1984. He completed his surgical internship and residency at Weill Cornell Medical College. He also completed a research fellowship in immunology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine's Department of Surgery.