Jose Franco, MD

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Gastroenterology, Transplant Hepatology
4.8 (86)
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Associate Dean, Professor
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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.


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.


Diseases & Conditions

Abnormal Liver Test
Chronic Liver Disease
End-Stage Liver Disease
Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT)
Liver Disease
Liver Failure

Treatment & Services

Liver Biopsy
Liver Transplant Evaluation and Management
Liver Transplantation
Post-Liver Transplantation Care

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Languages Spoken


Hospital Affiliations

Froedtert Hospital


Gastroenterology and Hepatology - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 805-3310
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Transplant Center - Froedtert Hospital
9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53226
(414) 955-6920
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Education & Training

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Doctor of Medicine - (1990)

Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee - Residency - (1990-1993)

Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals - Milwaukee - Fellowship in Gastroenterology - (1993-1994)

University of Nebraska - Omaha - Fellowship in Liver Transplant - (1995)

Board Certifications

Transplant Hepatology

Patient Reviews

The comments are submitted by patients (or their caregivers) and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin health network. Learn more about our survey.

4.8 out of 5. 86 ratings, 24 reviews
Nov. 26, 2019
Made an appointment with Dr Franco for a second opinion on fatty liver disease and cirrhosis of the liver. After discussion with Dr Franco's P A and then Dr Franco I have decided to make them my primary doctor for my liver disease.
Nov. 5, 2019
Well grounded and real. The real deal.
Oct. 21, 2019
Oct. 14, 2019
Sept. 25, 2019
I always look forward to my annual visits with Dr Franco.
Sept. 5, 2019
made sure I completely understood the issues at hand and explained the reasoning behind upcoming patient care and how it affects me.
Aug. 13, 2019
they have been the best, everyone.
Aug. 4, 2019
*Dr. Franco has treated me like family for over 20 years (GI doc) saved my life!
July 29, 2019
I was very please with DR Franco, this was my first visit with him for a liver issue.
July 11, 2019
July 10, 2019
I have always been treated so great by him. love seeing him. his staff are really nice. I love that he makes me feel like a star patient when we go over my numbers. favorite doctor.
May 24, 2019
*Dr. Franco is so considerate of his patient explains everything with such excellent knowledge. *Dr. Franco is great in his profession.
May 22, 2019
great bedside manner and always answers all my questions, and I normally have s lot.
May 21, 2019
Spoke to us in layman terms. Good listener.
May 17, 2019
very personable and helpful with my situation
May 17, 2019
They took time to answer my questions and explain things clearly and thoroughly -
April 23, 2019
I appreciated the fact that my ultrasound finished early and Dr. Franco's office got me in early. I didn't have to wait for my appointment time. Always friendly and caring!
April 17, 2019
Dr. Franco and his staff were terrific!
March 26, 2019
Always very caring!
March 15, 2019
Dr. Franco was concerned about my depression and was helpful to seek help from the Froerdtert staff. The only problem was the person who schedules a psychologist has been out of the office. Therefore I'm struggling to get an appointment.
March 5, 2019
Good explanation of my health.
Feb. 20, 2019
This provider is a 10 and then some. He is very concerned about my cares. and one of the best Drs that I have....
Jan. 31, 2019
The care was great - I was disappointed at how long it took to get an appt
Jan. 27, 2019
Dr was excellent