Rose Franco, MD

Associate Professor


  • Pulmonary Medicine - Froedtert
  • 9200 West Wisconsin Avenue
  • Milwaukee, WI 53226


  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

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At the core, I believe in comprehensive patient centered care. As part of this belief, I want to work with you to determine how the pulmonary or sleep disorder that you have is impacting your overall health and wellbeing. I want to be the provider that can help you improve your quality of life through addressing these conditions.


Diseases and Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Chronic Lung Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Narcolepsy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Parasomnias
  • Muscular Dystrophy Related Respiratory Insufficiency
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Treatments and Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Pulmonary Function Interpretation
  • Sleep Study Interpretation
  • Evaluation of Pap Equipment
  • Ventilator Set Up and Maintenance

Patients Ages Seen

  • Adult
  • Senior


  • English

Hospital Affiliations

  • Froedtert Hospital – Milwaukee
  • Community Memorial Hospital – Menomonee Falls

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sleep Medicine

Clinic Locations

Pulmonary Medicine - Froedtert

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As a Wisconsin native, I trained and have been working in the Milwaukee area for my entire medical career.  I graduated from the University of Wisconsin and received my Doctoral Degree and training in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary, and Critical Care at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).  I have been on faculty at MCW since 2003 and currently assist in the ongoing directorship of the sleep medicine program.  I also provide clinical care as part of the cystic fibrosis center.  Additionally, I take pride in being actively involved in teaching at the medical school and training future physicians in the residency programs.


Education and Training

Doctor of Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (1991)
Fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (1994-1997)
Residency in Internal Medicine - Medical College of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, WI (1991-1994)