A graduate of Beloit College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Dr. Franco earned his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Dr. Franco served his residency in Plastic Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. There, he was chief resident from 2010-2011. In 2011, he completed additional training at Chan Gung Hospital in Taiwan with a focus on microsurgery primarily in cancer reconstruction, followed by a fellowship at Gent University Hospital in Belgium where he specialized in breast reconstruction and fat grafting.
Dr. Franco has an impressive history of publications and presentations and has received many academic achievement awards including the Walter S. Haven Prize, Elizabeth W. Souter Award and the Merck Index Award.
He is currently Clinical Faculty at Florida International University, Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine where he mentors the medical students. He also is a reviewer for the Aesthetic Journal and Annals of Plastic Surgery where he reviews the articles for publication from other plastic surgeons around the world. He currently serves on the Head and Neck cancer team for Baptist Hospital and is on the founding committee for the skull base program. He is an active member of the Miami Society of Plastic Surgeons. He is also an active member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeon and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Franco has been featured in TV show such as “Ask the Doctors,” magazines such as Miami Shoot and the Miami Herald for his expertise in aesthetic surgery.
Originally from Las Cruces, New Mexico, Dr. Franco is bilingual in English and Spanish.