Dimitry Francois, M.D. is Associate Director of the Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship, Site Director of the Medical Student Psychiatry Clerkship at Payne Whitney Westchester and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at the New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Weill Cornell Medicine. Dr Francois is board certified in General Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine and has expertise in cultural issues relevant to the African American and Caribbean population.
*** Please note, Dr. Francois DOES NOT currently have an outpatient practice.
Specialties and Expertise
- Electroconvulsive Therapy
- Personality Disorder
- Mood Disorder
As a full time faculty member, Dr. Francois works as an Attending Psychiatrist on the Geriatric unit. In addition to his clinical duties, he teaches and supervises Geriatric Psychiatry Fellows, Psychiatry Residents and Medical Students. He also serves on the Geriatric Residency Education Adult Residency Education, Promotion and Graduation, Clinical Curriculum and Electroconvulsive Therapy 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 Weill Cornell Psychiatry at NewYork-Presbyterian Westchester Behavioral Health Center.
He is currently an active member of the American Psychiatric Association, the American Geriatric Psychiatry Association, the Haitian American Psychiatrist Association and The Association of Directors of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry.
Dr. Francois practices in English, French and Creole. His areas of interest include depression in elderly, psychopharmacology and neuropsychiatric disorders.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
Teacher of the Year. New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division Geriatric Fellowship. June 2019
Senior List. Weill Cornell Medical College. May 2018
Clinical Teaching and Mentorship Award. New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division Geriatric Fellowship. June 2018
Senior List. Weill Cornell Medical College. May 2017
Academic Supervisor. New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division Geriatric Fellowship. June 2017
Senior List. Weill Cornell Medical College. May 2016
Excellence in Teaching Award. May 2016
Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. May 2016
Teacher of the Year. New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division Geriatric Fellowship. June 2015
Senior List. Weill Cornell Medical College. May 2015
American Psychiatric Association Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education. March 2015
Physician of the Year Award, New York-Presbyterian Hospital Westchester Division. October 2011
New York-Presbyterian CARE Award, March 2010
Chief Resident, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. July 2008-June 2009
Outstanding First Year Resident, Brookdale Hospital Medical Center. June 2006
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Geriatric Psychiatry)
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Assistant Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
- Assistant Professor of Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Education and Training
- M.D., University of Haiti, Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy (Haiti), 2000
- B.A., Academie Nationale Diplomatique et Consulaire (Haiti), 1999
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