Center News Magazine: Francesca Gany is Chief of New Immigrant Health Service

Friday, July 1, 2011
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Francesca M. Gany has joined Memorial Sloan Kettering as Chief of the newly formed Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service.

Dr. Gany also serves as a director of the community-based participatory South Asian Health Initiative, now based at Memorial Sloan Kettering. She works to bridge immigrants, minority community members, and the medically underserved with the healthcare system, and to eliminate health disparities. Her groundbreaking work has led to improvements in health outcomes and to the development of long-term clinical, health policy, and programmatic changes.

Prior to joining Memorial Sloan Kettering, Dr. Gany was founder and Director of the Center for Immigrant Health at NYU School of Medicine; of the NYU Cancer Institute CORE Center (Cancer Outreach, Outcomes and Research for Equity); and of the Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, and Human Migration concentration in the NYU Global Master of Public Health program. She has been the principal investigator on pioneering immigrant health studies in cancer, language access and cultural competence, technology and immigrant health, healthcare access, and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Gany received her BS degree from Yale University, an MD degree from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and an MS degree in health policy from NYU. She is board certified in internal medicine and is also an attending physician on Memorial Sloan Kettering’s General Internal Medicine Service.