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Jose Franco, MD

Jose Franco, MD

Associate Dean, Professor
Associate Dean for Educational Improvement, Star Center Director

"I believe patient care involves educating patients about their conditions. By collaborating, patients and physicians can work effectively as a team to make the best decisions possible."

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  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Board Certification

  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital
  • Children's Hospital Of Wisconsin - Milwaukee

Patient Ages Seen

  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Liver Test
  • Cirrhosis
  • Hepatitis
  • Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
  • Liver Disease

Treatments & Services

  • Liver Biopsy
  • Liver Transplant Evaluation and Management
  • Liver Transplantation

Clinic Locations

Transplant Center - Froedtert

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 955-6920
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Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Froedtert

9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee WI,  53226
(414) 805-3310
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Dr. José Franco is currently Professor of Medicine and Associate Dean for Educational Improvement at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).  He received his medical degree from MCW where he also completed a Residency in Internal Medicine and a Fellowship in Gastroenterology. In addition, he completed a liver transplant fellowship at the University of Nebraska. He has been a faculty member since 1995.  Dr. Franco is board certified in Gastroenterology as well as Transplant Hepatology.  His clinical interests include liver disease, cirrhosis, and liver transplantation and he currently sees patients at Froedtert Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

Education / Training

  • Doctor of Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1990)
  • Residency - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee (1990-1993)
  • Fellowship in Gastroenterology - Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee (1993-1994)
  • Fellowship in Liver Transplant - University of Nebraska - Omaha (1995)