Message from the Dean

Message from Dean Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A.

As the new dean and chief academic officer of the Miller School of Medicine, I am extraordinarily excited and humbled by the great privilege to be part of this incredible medical school.

Each day, I am inspired by the vibrancy of our campus, the dedication of our faculty and staff, and the energy of our students.

This is an amazing time at the Miller School. Along with UHealth – University of Miami Health System – we are on a mission to become the preeminent academic health system in the country.

My vision is to build bridges between research areas and promote connectivity that will lead to cutting-edge medical advances, bringing the newest treatments directly to our patients.

I will also strive to promote excellence in education for medical students and graduate students, as well as residents and fellows.

As alumni, I urge you to be a part of all that is happening at your alma mater.

Your involvement makes an enormous difference in the lives of our students. From scholarships, like the John K. Robinson Fund, to our Stethoscopes for Students program, and mentoring, your gifts allow us to attract and retain top students.

Our goal is to make the Miller School of Medicine the preferred medical school in the country. We are well on our way, thanks to the record-setting caliber of our incoming students. Our research programs are second to none, and our faculty is among the most dedicated in the nation.

As alumni, no one knows better than you the impact the Miller School can have on your life. In addition to your training, I’m sure you feel a part of the great Miller School family. Now more than ever, we need your involvement to help educate the next generation of medical leaders.

As your dean, I am honored to serve you. I genuinely feel that I am “living the dream” at the Miller School and I hope that you’ll bring your energy and dedication to the shared journey ahead. I look forward to working with you to make the Miller School the very best medical school in the country.

Henri R. Ford, M.D., M.H.A.
Dean and Chief Academic Officer
UM Miller School of Medicine