Dimitry Francois, M.D.

Dimitry Francois

Dimitry Francois, M.D. currently serves as Instructor in Psychiatry and Assistant Attending at the Department of Psychiatry, Payne Whitney Westchester of New York Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is board certified in General Psychiatry and has expertise in cultural issues relevant to the African American and Caribbean population.

As a full time faculty member, Dr. Francois works as an Attending Psychiatrist in both the inpatient (Personality Disorders unit) and outpatient (Schizophrenic Clinic) departments. In addition to his clinical duties, he also teaches and supervises geriatric psychiatry fellows, psychiatry residents and medical students. He also serves on the ECT and Geriatric Residency Education Committees.

Dr. Francois received his medical degree from the State University of Haiti in 2000 and trained in Psychiatry at The Brookdale Hospital Medical Center in Brooklyn where he served as chief resident during the academic year 2008-2009. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Geriatric Psychiatry at the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division, Cornell University.

He is currently an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Geriatric Psychiatry Association and the Haitian American Psychiatrist Association.

Dr. Francois practices in English, French and Creole. His areas of interest include depression in elderly, psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatric disorders.


Nabil Kotbi, MD; Anna Odom PhD; Dimitry Francois, MD; "Executive dysfunction in a patient with rapid cycling". Journal of Psychiatric Practice. In press

Nabil Kotbi, MD; Anna Odom PhD; Dimitry Francois, MD; "Mania, Cocaine, and Rhabdomyolysis: A Case Report". The American Journal on Addictions. In press.

Dimitry Francois, MD; Smita Agarkar, MD; Nabil Kotbi, MD; Psychogenic Seizure: Diagnosis and Treatment Challenges. Current Psychiatry. In press

N. Mahgoub, MD; J. Avari, MD; D. Francois, MD. "A case of Arnold Chiari Syndrome Associated with Dementia". J of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences". Spring 2012; 24 (2).

Dimitry Francois, MD; Daisy Klingman, MD; Nabil Kotbi, MD (2012) The hidden danger of hand sanitizer. Current psychiatry . April 2012

Jonathan Avery, Dimitry Francois, Olga Martins, Steve Park and Steven Roth. An Updated Model for the First-Time Hospitalization of Patients with Borderline Personality Disorder: Two Illustrative Case Reports. Psychiatry Quaterly. February 2012.

Dimitry Francois, MD, Anna Odom, PhD. and Nabil Kotbi, MD. (2011), A case of late-life onset mania during Varenicline assisted smoking cessation. Int. J. Geriat. Psychiatry, 26: 658–659.

Alexander Z. Harris, MD, PhD; Dimitry Francois, MD; Nahla Mahgoub, MD(2009) Disinhibition, Self-Neglect, and Cognitive Deficits: Clarifying the Diagnosis.Psychiatric Annals.December 2009 - Volume 39 · Issue 12: 968-973

Honors and Awards

Physician of the Year Award. New York-Presbyterian Hospital . October 2011

New York-Presbyterian CARE Award. March 2010

Chief Resident Award. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. July 2008-June 2009

Prite Award. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. June 2009

Outstanding Intern Award. Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. June 2006