Jose Franco, MD

Associate Dean, Professor


  • Transplant Center - Center for Advanced Care - Froedtert Hospital
  • 8900 West Doyne Ave.
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

New & Established Patients Call

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.


Diseases and Conditions

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

Treatments and Services

  • Liver Transplant Evaluation and Management
  • Liver Transplantation
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Hepatology
  • Post-Liver Transplantation Care
  • Virtual Visit

Patients Ages Seen

  • Child
  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Senior


  • Spanish
  • English

Hospital Affiliations

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

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Transplant Hepatology

Clinic Locations


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 and Training

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