BILLY HANS FORD, MD
Following his internship at the Montefiore Medical Center, he received training in Ambulatory Anesthesia at the Massachusetts General Hospital, before completing his residency at the Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. Subsequently, he completed fellowship training in Pediatric Anesthesia, and then in Pain Management. Dr. Ford is Board Certified in Anesthesiology.
His career has included Academic appointments at SUNY Downstate Medical Center as Pediatric Anesthesiologist and he served as Director of Anesthesia at the St. Barnabas Medical Center, in Bronx, NY. Dr. Ford provided Office-Based Anesthesia Services as Pain Management services as President and Medical Director of Ultimate Anesthesia PLLC. He is a member of the American Society of Anesthesiologists and the New York State Society of Anesthesiologists, and The New York State Pain Society.
Dr. Ford has a deep passion for teaching and preparing the next generation of Anesthesiologists. He has served as a coach and mentor, assisting board-eligible physicians in their preparations for the certification exam of the American Board of Anesthesiology.
Humanitarian outreach is a core principle to Dr. Ford. He spent two weeks in Kenya with Operation Smile, providing anesthesia services to primary children who required cleft lip and cleft palate repairs. When Haiti was devastated with the earthquake it was very difficult to just sit and watch events on the news. With the sponsorship of Partners in Health Organization, Dr. Ford was able to reach Haiti and was immediately called to duty.
The conditions in Haiti were not optimal for providing health services as all needed resources were not always readily available. Most of the Anesthesia services were done under nerve blocks or local anesthesia with sedation because there was a limited supply of oxygen. He recalls most of the anesthetics he delivered were given for burns, amputations, and orthopedic fractures. He was most impressed with the faith and the religiosity of the people who faced such tremendous loss and adversity. “This experience was heartfelt; gratifying; emotionally and physically taxing; one that will remain close to the heart.