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CURRICULUM VITAE

Jose Franco MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Froedtert East Clinics
9200 W Wisconsin Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53226

CITIZENSHIP:  USA

EDUCATION:
8/1981 - 5/1985 Bachelor of Arts in Zoology, Rutgers University, Newark, New Jersey
8/1986 - 5/1990 Medical Doctorate, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
7/1990 - 6/1993 Internal Medicine Residency, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/1993 - 12/1994 Gastroenterology Fellowship, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1/1995 - 6/1995 Transplant Hepatology Fellowship, University of Nebraska, Omaha, NE

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
7/1995 - 6/1996 Instructor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Milwaukee, WI
7/1996 - 6/2002 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Milwaukee, WI
7/1998 - 10/2001 Consulting Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
12/1999 - 6/2002 Assistant Professor of Surgery, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
11/2001 - 6/2002 Assistant Professor of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/2002 - 12/2009 Associate Professor of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
1/2010 - Present Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
2005 - Present Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Milwaukee, WI
2006 - 2011 Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Milwaukee, WI
2006 - 2008 Secretary, Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Milwaukee, WI
2008 - 2011 Chair, Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Milwaukee, WI
2008 - 2011 Chair, Residents' Curriculum Committee, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2009 - 2011 Pathway Review Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Milwaukee, WI
2009 - 2011 Medical College of Wisconsin Medicine Clerkship Director, Milwaukee, WI
2010 Clinical Module Director, GI, Nutrition and Metabolism, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
2011 - Present New Curriculum Director, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
7/1995 - Present Staff Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Zablocki VA Medical Center, Milwaukee, WI
7/1995 - Present Staff Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
7/1995 Staff Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist, John L. Doyne Hospital, Milwaukee, WI,
5/1996 - 12/2009 Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
7/2001 - 6/2004 Medical Director of Liver Transplantation, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
12/2009 - Present Director of Hepatology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
Internal Medicine (expired)
1993
None
United Network of Organ Sharing
1995
None
Transplant Hepatology
2008
None
Gastroenterology/Hepatology
2010
None
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1981 - 1985 Dean's List
1984 - 1985 President, Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
1985 John Keosian Award for Achievement in Zoology & Pathology
1985 Phi Beta Kappa
1985 Title of Rutgers Scholar for academic excellence and completion of an original research project
1993 Excellence in Teaching Award, presented by Medical school class to top teaching resident
1993 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society, Selected by MCW graduating class
2000 Listed in Milwaukee's Top Physicians
2001 Golden Apple Teaching Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2004 Listed in Milwaukee's Top Physicians
2005 - 2006 America's Best Doctors
2005 - 2006 Best Teaching Attending finalist, Department of Medicine (Selected by Medical Students) Medical College of Wisconsin
2006 Best Teaching Attending finalist, Department of Medicine (Selected by Medical Residents) Medical College of Wisconsin
2007 - 2008 America's Best Doctors
2007 - 2008 Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Pin, Clinical Examination and Reasoning Course
2007 - 2008 Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Pin., Medicine Clerkship
2008 Best Teaching Attending finalist, Department of Medicine Inpatient Service, Medical College of Wisconsin
2008 Best Teaching Attending finalist, Department of Medicine Consultative Service, Medical College of Wisconsin
2008 Listed in Milwaukee's Top Physicians
2008 Listed in M Magazine's Milwaukee's Top Doctors
2009 - 2010 America's Best Doctors
2009 Society of Teaching Scholars, Medical College of Wisconsin
2010 T. Michael Bolger Student Assembly Standing Ovation Award, Recognition of Excellence in Service to Medical College of Wisconsin Students
2010 Recipient of Excellence in Teaching Medical Students Pin, Medicine Clerkship
2011 Best Teaching Award for Senior Faculty, Department of Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin
2011 Ernest O. Henschel Clinical Teaching Award, Best Clinical Teacher, Medical College of Wisconsin
2011 Listed in M Magazine's Milwaukee's Top Doctors
2011 - 2012 America's Best Doctors

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
American Gastroenterological Association (Fellow)
International Liver Transplant Society
Milwaukee Gastroenterological Society
Milwaukee Academy of Medicine
United Network of Organ Sharing
American Society of Transplantation
American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
American Journal of Gastroenterology
Hepatology
Liver Transplantation and Surgery
Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
1996 - Present Milwaukee Gastroenterological Society
1998 - 2002 American Liver Foundation, Wisconsin Chapter: Director, Medical Advisory Committee; Board of Directors; Steering Committee; Director, Educational Committee
2004 - Present United Network of Organ Sharing
2004 - 2011 Region 7, Regional Review Board, United Network of Organ Sharing
2005 - Present Board of Directors, Milwaukee Gastroenterological Society
2005 - 2008 Secretary-Treasurer, Milwaukee Gastroenterological Society
2008 - 2010 President, Milwaukee Gastroenterological Society

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2002 - 2004 Publications Committee for Liver Transplantation, International Liver Transplant Society
2003 Society task force for Chief Editor Selection to Liver Transplantation
2008 - 2011 Practice Guidelines Committee, American Association for Study of Liver Diseases
2009 Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine, Simulated Internal Medicine Patient Learning Experience (SIMPLE) Reviewer
2010 MKSAP for Students 5, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Reviewer

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
1. Grand Rounds Elmbrook Memorial Hospital. Liver Transplantation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1/25/1996
2. University of Wisconsin Milwaukee North Campus. Viral Hepatitis, 4/19/1996
3. Annual Fall Gastroenterology Conference, Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Evaluation of Liver Disease, 10/10/1996
4. Varma Fest, Medical College of Wisconsin Update in Liver Disease. Milwaukee, WI, 6/7/1997
5. Evaluation of the Liver Transplant Candidate. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/22/1997
6. Medical Grand Rounds, Froedtert memorial Lutheran Hospital. Combination acetaminophen and alcohol hepatotoxicity, 12/5/1997
7. Surgical Grand Rounds, Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital. Update on Hepatitis B and C, 3/18/1998
8. Surgical Grand Rounds, Froedtert memorial Lutheran Hospital, Hepatopulmonary syndrome, 9/30/1998
9. Eleventh Annual Update in Primary Care. Medical College of Wisconsin. Hepatology update from viral hepatitis to cirrhosis, 10/23/1998
10. Update on Viral Hepatitis Newer Treatment Options. Practical Issues in Gastroenterology and Hepatology VII. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/19/1998
11. Grand Rounds Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hepatitis C: Natural history, diagnosis and treatment, 11/24/1998
12. Course Director, Update in Hepatology & Liver Transplantation Treatment of Hepatitis B: Interferon vs. Nucleoside Analogues. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/18/1999
13. Milwaukee Public Radio. The liver in health and disease. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 7/1999
14. Fulminant Hepatic Failure. Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/2/1999
15. Hepatitis C. Milwaukee Metropolitan Non-Commissioned Officers Council, 11/12/1999
16. Evaluation of Abnormal liver function tests. Clinical Research Center, Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/12/1999
17. Diagnosis and Management of Hepatitis C. Walgreen's Pharmacists Regional Meeting, Milwaukee, WI, 1/27/2000
18. Management of Chronic Hepatitis C. Family Health Plan Physicians Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/2/2000
19. Hepatitis C - Evaluation and Management. Milwaukee Area Pilipino Medical Society, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/6/2000
20. Course Director and Speaker. Viral Hepatitis Update. Epidemiology of Hepatitis C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/13/2000
21. Management of Decompensated Cirrhosis. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/13/2000
22. Evaluation of End-Stage Liver Disease. Emergency Department Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 6/7/2000
23. Hepatitis C Update. Aurora Physicians. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/15/2000
24. Transplant Immunosuppression. Dermatology Grand Rounds, Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/1/2000
25. Emergency Department Evaluation of the Patient with Liver Disease. Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/7/2000
26. Viral Hepatitis- Natural History, Diagnosis & Management. Milwaukee County Medical Examiners. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/14/2000
27. Hepatitis C. Current and future therapies. Milwaukee area gastroenterologists. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1/23/2001
28. Portal Hypertension: etiology, complications, and management. Froedtert Hospital GI nurses conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/2/2001
29. Common Liver Problems. Medical College of Wisconsin Family Practice Residents. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/15/2001
30. Hepatitis C and Hemophilia. Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/3/2001
31. Liver Transplant Update. Medical College of Wisconsin Solid Organ Support Group. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/28/2001
32. Hepatitis C. St. Michael Hospital Grand Rounds, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/28/2001
33. Course Director and Speaker. Liver Disease Update. American Liver Foundation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/12/2001
34. Hepatitis C: current therapeutic modalities. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 6/8/2001
35. Cirrhosis: d8iagnosis and management. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/6/2001
36. Fulminant Hepatic Failure. Critical Care Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 9/21/2001
37. Hepatitis C. A Silent Epidemic. Wisconsin wellness Council. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/27/2001
38. Course Director and Speaker. Liver Disease Update. American Liver Foundation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/20/2001
39. Update on Organ Allocation. Solid Organ Transplant Support Group. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/24/2001
40. New Developments in Liver Transplantation. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 3/27/2002
41. Hepatitis C Update. VA Medical Center. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/24/2002
42. Liver Transplant Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/2/2002
43. Interpretation of Abnormal Liver Function Tests. Medical College of Wisconsin, 5/16/2002
44. Overview of Viral Hepatitis. A symposium for retired physicians. Medical College of Wisconsin, 5/23/2002
45. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Columbia Hospital Grand Rounds. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/28/2002
46. Understanding Hepatitis Serologies. Medical College of Wisconsin, 7/18/2002
47. Complications of Portal Hypertension. Medical College of Wisconsin, 9/19/2002
48. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. St. Mary's Hospital Grand Rounds. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/20/2002
49. Recent Advances in HCV Therapy. A Specialist's Perspective. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/21/2002
50. Liver Transplantation Update. Milwaukee GI Society. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/11/2002
51. Hepatitis C Therapy. Practical Infectious Disease Therapy. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/9/2002
52. Viral Hepatitis Update for Nurses. Medical College of Wisconsin, 12/13/2002
53. Hepatitis, Causes and Treatment, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1/8/2003
54. Portal Hypertension: Causes and treatment. Wisconsin Society of Gastroenterology Nurses and Associates. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/29/2003
55. Hepatology Update: New Developments. Medical College of Wisconsin Fifth Annual Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/4/2003
56. Autoimmune Liver Disease. Allergy Grand rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 4/21/2003
57. Hepatitis C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/10/2003
58. Extrahepatic Manifestations of Chronic Hepatitis C. Allergy Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 9/12/2003
59. Management of the cirrhotic patient. 7th Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/11/2004
60. Update in Liver Transplantation. Sixth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/19/2004
61. Treatment of Hepatitis C. Sixth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/19/2004
62. End-Stage Liver Disease Case Discussions. Sixth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/19/2004
63. Evaluation and Treatment of the Hepatitis C-infected HIV Patient. American Society of Infectious Diseases. Annual Wisconsin Chapter Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/24/2004
64. Hepatic Emergencies. Emergency Department Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 4/29/2004
65. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency Update. Alpha-1 Deficiency Support Group. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/13/2004
66. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. GI Nurse's Update. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/17/2004
67. Update in Viral Hepatitis. GI Nurse's Update. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/18/2004
68. Multidisciplinary Management of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Surgical Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/26/2004
69. Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Cerlettyfest. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/7/2004
70. Update in hepatitis B therapy. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/21/2004
71. Primer on professionalism for medical students. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/26/2004
72. Hepatology for the critical care nurse: from liver biochemistries to cirrhosis. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/9/2004
73. Understanding Transplant Immunosuppression. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/19/2004
74. Preparing for the transplant boards; a primer for nurses. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/5/2004
75. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Med-Peds Residency Program Lecture. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/20/2004
76. End-stage liver disease case discussions. 7th Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/11/2005
77. Update on Liver Transplantation. 7th Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/11/2005
78. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and mildly elevated liver tests. St. Joseph's Regional Medical Center Annual GI Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/23/2005
79. New Insights into the Management of Hepatitis C. Chronic Liver Disease Foundation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/25/2005
80. Hepatic Encephalopathy: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis and Management. Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/27/2005
81. Gastroenterology as a career. Apprenticeship in Medicine Program. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, WI, 8/4/2005
82. Hepatitis C; The scope of the problem. An update for gastroenterologists. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/31/2005
83. Update on Transplant Immunosuppression. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/18/2005
84. Update on Transplant Hepatology. A primer for nurses. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/20/2005
85. Professionalism for medical students. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/6/2005
86. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. St. Joseph's Hospital Grand Rounds. West Bend, Wisconsin, 10/21/2005
87. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, 10/29/2005
88. Liver Disease for the Family Practitioner. Sunnyslope Clinic. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/2/2005
89. The Surgeon and Viral Hepatitis. Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 11/9/2005
90. Hepatitis B: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management. Children's Hospital of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1/11/2006
91. Fulminant Hepatic Failure. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/2/2006
92. Update on Hepatitis C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/2/2006
93. Liver Transplantation. Indications and Results. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/1/2006
94. Hepatitis B: Epidemiology, Diagnosis, and Management. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/24/2006
95. Viral Hepatitis A to E. Infectious Disease Division Update. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/3/2006
96. Update in Liver Transplantation. Nephrology Research Update. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/7/2006
97. Update on Hepatitis C. a Master's Perspective. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 6/1/2006
98. Hepatitis B for the Community Gastroenterologist. Milwaukee, 6/8/2006
99. Viral Hepatitis B and C: An Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 7/26/2006
100. Understanding Liver Tests. Lab Values in Clinical Care. Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/19/2006
101. Viral Hepatitis for Gastroenterologists. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/28/2006
102. Hepatitis C: Epidemiology, Natural History, Diagnosis, and Treatment. Saturday Free Clinic Lecture Series. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/14/2006
103. Hepatitis C: Epidemiology, Natural History, and Extrahepatic Complications. Division of Nephrology. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/14/2006
104. Hepatitis B. Update of 2006 AASLD Annual Meeting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/16/2006
105. Hepatitis C/HIV Co-infection. Update for Primary Care Physicians. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/5/2006
106. AASLD 2006 Review for Gastroenterologists. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/6/2006
107. Hepatitis C/AASLD Review. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/12/2006
108. Hepatitis C: Natural History, Diagnosis, and Management. Medicine Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/9/2007
109. Management of the Cirrhotic Patient. Eighth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update (Course Director). Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/16/2007
110. End-Stage Liver Disease Case Discussions. Eighth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update (Course Director). Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/16/2007
111. Liver Transplant Update. Eighth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update (Course Director). Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/16/2007
112. The Surgeon and Viral Hepatitis. Surgery Residents Curriculum. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/19/2007
113. Liver Transplantation: Donors, Recipients, and More. Southeastern Wisconsin Organ Procurement Organization. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/22/2007
114. Liver Disease Update: What Patients Need to Know. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/20/2007
115. Hepatitis B Therapy: Update for Gastroenterologists. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/22/2007
116. "What's New in Hepatology?" Department of Surgery Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/18/2007
117. Update on Hepatitis B and C. Med-Peds Residency Group. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/18/2007
118. Preparing for Internship: Understanding Liver Disease. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/7/2007
119. Hepatitis B: Epidemiology, Natural History, and Treatment. St Mary's Hospital Grand Rounds. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 6/8/2007
120. Hepatitis B for Nurses. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 6/13/2007
121. Understanding Liver Disease. Froedtert Hospital Nurses Orientation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/27/2007
122. Update in Transplant Immunosuppression. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/16/2007
123. Autoimmune Liver Disease. Wisconsin Lupus Foundation. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/20/2007
124. Liver Disease in African Americans. CH Mason Medical Clinic Grand Opening. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/15/2007
125. Understanding Liver Tests: What the Nurse Needs to Know. Froedtert Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1/21/2008
126. Liver Disease in the Emergency Department. Emergency Department Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 1/24/2008
127. Update in Liver Transplantation. Wisconsin Donor Network. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/14/2008
128. Viral Hepatitis and the Surgeon. Surgical Resident Curriculum. Medical College of Wisconsin, 2/20/2008
129. Update on Hepatitis B for Community Physicians. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/26/2008
130. Chronic Liver Disease. Integrated Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/29/2008
131. Management of the Cirrhotic Patient. Ninth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/4/2008
132. Update on Liver Transplantation. Ninth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/4/2008
133. Hepatitis B. Ninth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/4/2008
134. End-Stage Liver Disease Case Discussions. Ninth Annual Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/4/2008
135. Understanding Liver Disease. Marquette University College of Nursing. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/17/2008
136. Preparing for Internship: Liver Disease. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/5/2008
137. Liver Disease and Transplant Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 9/30/2008
138. Variceal Bleeding. Wisconsin GI Nurses Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/4/2008
139. Management of the Patient with Cirrhosis. Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/28/2008
140. Liver Disease in the ICU: What Nurses Need to Know? Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2/12/2009
141. Testing Your Liver Disease Knowledge. Tenth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/3/2009
142. End Stage Liver Disease Cases. Tenth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/3/2009
143. What Happens to the Brain, Kidneys and Lungs in Liver Disease? Tenth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/3/2009
144. Update on Liver Transplantation. Tenth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/3/2009
145. Liver Conference Summary. Tenth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/3/2009
146. Common Myths in Liver Disease. Tenth Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/3/2009
147. A Patient With GI Bleeding. Master Clinician Pathway. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/2/2009
148. Hepatitis C. Medical Student Pathways. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/2/2009
149. Autoimmune Hepatitis. "State of the Gut", An Update on Gastrointestinal and Hepatic Diseases. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/6/2009
150. Hepatocellular Carcinoma Update. Medical College of Wisconsin 2009 AASLD Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/5/2009
151. Portal Hypertension Update. Medical College of Wisconsin 2009 AASLD Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/5/2009
152. Beta Blockers are the Preferred Therapy for Primary Prophylaxis of Esophageal Varices. Medical College of Wisconsin 2009 AASLD Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/5/2009
153. Management of Ascites and Related Complications. Medical College of Wisconsin 2009 AASLD Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/5/2009
154. Liver Disease in the ICU. Froedtert Hospital Nursing Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/10/2009
155. Urban Myths and Legends in Gastroenterology and Hepatology in 2010. Medical Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin, 1/8/2010
156. Testing Your Knowledge. 11th Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/26/2010
157. Beta Blockers are Superior to Band Ligation for Primary Prophylaxis of Esophageal Varices. 11th Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/26/2010
158. Ascites; Complications and Management. 11th Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/26/2010
159. End-Stage Liver Disease Cases. 11th Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/26/2010
160. Ask The Hepatologist; Answers to All of Your Questions. 11th Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/26/2010
161. Update in Liver Transplantation. 11th Annual MCW Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 3/26/2010
162. Clinician Educator Panel Discussion: Obtaining Quality Feedback, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8/6/2010
163. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Columbia Hospital Grand Rounds. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/31/2010
164. Liver Lesions: What do I do with them. Internal Medicine Academic Half-Day. Medical College of Wisconsin, 8/31/2010
165. Ten Things to Know in GI and Hepatology in 2010. Internal Medicine Academic Half-Day. Medical College of Wisconsin, 9/15/2010
166. Elevated Liver Tests after Transplantation: What Do They Mean? Wisconsin Transplant Nurses Association. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/2/2010
167. Testing your GI and Hepatology Knowledge. 2010 State of the Gut Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/15/2010
168. What Have I learned? Summary of the 2010 State of the Gut Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/15/2010
169. Cirrhosis: What Interns Need to Know. Internal Medicine Academic Half-Day. Medical College of Wisconsin, 10/27/2010
170. The Surgeon and Viral Hepatitis. Department of Surgery Academic Day. Medical College of Wisconsin, 2/14/2011
171. Hepatitis ABC. Medical College of Wisconsin Infectious Disease Update. Milwaukee Wisconsin, 4/2/2011
172. Rifaximin Should be First Line Therapy for Hepatic Encephalopathy. Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/8/2011
173. Screening for Esophageal Varices and Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/8/2011
174. Testing Your Knowledge. Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/8/2011
175. End-Stage Liver Disease Cases. Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Disease Update. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 4/8/2011
176. What Graduating Medical Students Need to Know About the Liver. Preparing for Internship. Medical College of Wisconsin, 5/2/2011
177. Class of 2013 M2 Last Lunch. Medical College of Wisconsin, 5/4/2011
178. Lab Values in Liver Disease. What Nurses Need to Know. Froedtert Hospital. Milwaukee Wisconsin, 6/2/2011
179. Understanding the Liver. Medical College of Wisconsin Summer School Program. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 7/14/2011
180. Acute Liver Failure. Emergency Department Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 8/18/2011
181. Chronic Liver Failure. Emergency Department Grand Rounds. Medical College of Wisconsin. Milwaukee, 8/18/2011
 
Regional
1. Grand Rounds, St. Agnes Medical Center - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, Evaluation of the liver transplant candidate, 3/5/1998
2. Grand Rounds, Waukesha Memorial Hospital. Waukesha, Wisconsin. Evaluation and Management of Hepatitis C, 4/21/1998
3. American Liver Foundation Seminar. Advances in the treatment of liver disease, 9/19/1998
4. 9th Annual Winter Refresher Course for Family Physicians. Abnormal liver tests. Waukesha, Wisconsin, 1/27/1999 - 1/29/1999
5. Medical Grand Rounds, West Allis Memorial Hospital, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Hepatitis C, 10/1999
6. Grand Rounds, Waukesha Memorial Hospital, Waukesha, Wisconsin. Evaluation and Management of Hepatitis C, 1999
7. Evaluation and Management of Viral Hepatitis. Midwest Nurse Practitioner Annual Meeting. Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, 6/2/2000
8. Hepatitis C Prison Treatment Initiative. Madison, Wisconsin, 8/10/2000
9. Hepatitis C. Waukesha County Physicians. Delafield, Wisconsin, 8/25/2000
10. Management of Decompensated Cirrhosis. Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 9/22/2000
11. Workshop Hepatitis C - Current & Future Therapy. Workshop Leader. Madison, Wisconsin, 9/23/2000
12. Hepatitis in the Prison Population: diagnosis and management. Plymouth, Wisconsin, 4/20/2001
13. Viral Hepatitis: diagnosis, prevention, and treatment. Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation. Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, 9/15/2001
14. Liver Transplantation: indications and results. Elmbrook Hospital Grand Rounds. Brookfield, Wisconsin, 9/27/2001
15. Hepatitis C. Wisconsin Critical Care Nurses Association. Scheduled, 12/4/2001
16. Common Misconceptions in the Treatment of Hepatitis C Patients. Teleconference originating from Medical College of Wisconsin and broadcast to Midwest, 5/10/2002
17. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Gastroenterology Update for Physicians & Practitioners. Green Bay, Wisconsin, 10/18/2002
18. Hepatitis C Update. Theta Care Physician's Annual Meeting. Appleton, 4/25/2003
19. Hepatitis C. A Practical Approach. Minneapolis, Minnesota, 8/8/2003
20. Update on Viral Hepatitis. Regional Infectious Disease Conference for Primary Care. Racine, Wisconsin, 11/15/2003
21. End-Stage Liver Disease. Diagnosis and Management. Grand Rounds. St. Therese Medical Center. Waukegan, Illinois, 12/4/2003
22. Hepatitis C. Kenosha Hospital Grand Rounds. Kenosha, Wisconsin, 1/28/2004
23. Update on hepatitis C. Seventeenth annual Medical College of Wisconsin Internal Medicine Update. Egg Harbor, Wisconsin, 10/9/2004
24. Update on hepatitis C. Appleton medical Center Grand Rounds. Appleton, Wisconsin, 10/15/2004
25. Management of the cirrhotic patient. Watertown Hospital Grand Rounds. Watertown, Wisconsin, 10/21/2004
26. Update on hepatitis C. Medical Grand Rounds. Neenah Medical Center. Neenah, Wisconsin, 4/15/2005
27. Update on hepatitis C. Mercy Medical Center. Medical Grand Rounds. Oshkosh, Wisconsin, 5/11/2005
28. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Watertown Hospital Grand Rounds. Watertown, Wisconsin, 8/18/2005
29. New Insights Into the Management of Hepatitis C. Brookfield, Wisconsin, 9/13/2005
30. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Wisconsin Gastrointestinal Nurse's Association. Sheboygan, Wisconsin, 10/1/2005
31. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. Community Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds. Menomonee, Wisconsin, 10/28/2005
32. Update on Liver Diseases. Waukesha, Wisconsin, 3/2/2006
33. Update on Liver Diseases. Kenosha, Wisconsin, 3/15/2006
34. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Risk Factors, Diagnosis, and Management. Appleton Medical Center Medical Grand Rounds. Appleton, Wisconsin, 3/21/2006
35. End-stage Liver Disease. Community Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 4/28/2006
36. Update on Hepatitis B and C for Primary Care Physicians. Brookfield, Wisconsin, 5/3/2006
37. Overcoming Clinical Challenges in the Management of Hepatitis C. Brookfield, Wisconsin, 8/17/2006
38. Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and Liver. Wisconsin Alpha-1 Education Day. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 8/26/2006
39. AASLD Update for Community Gastroenterologists. Green Bay, Wisconsin, 2/27/2007
40. Liver Disease Update. Wisconsin Academy of Physician Assistants. Kohler, Wisconsin, 4/13/2007
41. Hepatitis B: Natural History, Diagnosis, and Management. University of Iowa Liver Disease Update. Iowa City, Iowa, 4/14/2007
42. Hepatitis C: Natural History, Diagnosis, and Management. University of Iowa Liver Disease Update. Iowa City, Iowa, 4/14/2007
43. Digestive Diseases Week Summary: Hepatitis C, Fatty Liver, and Liver Transplantation. Aurora Health Care. Kohler, Wisconsin, 6/9/2007
44. Update in Liver Disease: What Gastroenterologists Need to Know? Neenah, Wisconsin, 7/19/2007
45. Viral Hepatitis: Update for Community Gastroenterologists. Kenosha, Wisconsin, 8/16/2007
46. Hepatitis B and C. Community Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds. Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 8/24/2007
47. Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease. St. Catherine's Medical Center Grand Rounds. Kenosha, Wisconsin, 9/26/2007
48. Viral Hepatitis B and C. St. Agnes Medical Center Grand Rounds. Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, 10/11/2007
49. Update in Liver Disease. Waukesha, Wisconsin, 10/23/2007
50. Fatty Liver, Gastroparesis, Esophageal Reflux, And Other Gastrointestinal Disorders That Can Affect People With Diabetes. Taking Control of Your Diabetes. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 11/17/2007
51. Evolving Treatment Options for Hepatitis C. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 12/12/2007
52. Update on Hepatitis C. Beloit Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds. Beloit, Wisconsin, 2/20/2008
53. Hepatitis C: What to do when Antiviral Therapy Fails. Green Bay, Wisconsin, 2/28/2008
54. Hepatitis B and C Update. Watertown Memorial Hospital Grand Rounds. Watertown, Wisconsin, 6/11/2009
 
National
1. Hemophilia and Hepatitis C. Michigan Hemophilia Foundation. Detroit, Michigan, 3/29/2000
2. Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis. Medical Grand Rounds, University of Nebraska, 6/9/2000
3. Pharmacology and Toxicology of Drugs Used in the Treatment of Viral Hepatitis. Society of Forensic Toxicologists National meeting. Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 10/30/2000
4. Hepatitis C Update (national conference). Broadcast from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 5/17/2001
5. Viral Hepatitis in the Prison Population. Arizona Department of Corrections. Phoenix, Arizona, 3/8/2002
6. Hepatitis C Update. Denver, Colorado, 6/19/2003
7. Hepatitis C. Optimizing Results. Omaha, Nebraska, 9/22/2003
8. Non-alcoholic fatty liver disease and lipid-lowering agents. Nebraska Heart Institute Annual Update on Lipid Disorders. Lincoln, Nebraska, 4/22/2005
 
COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
1995 - Present Interviewer, Internal Medicine Residency
1995 - Present Intern Selection Committee
1995 - Present Interviewer, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship candidates
1995 - 2010 Chair, Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Transplant Review Committee
1998 - 2002 Director, Medical College of Wisconsin Free Community Hepatitis C Screening Program.
1998 - Present Member, Medical College of Wisconsin, Hepatic Malignancy Management Group
1998 - Present Committee Leader, Hepatology & Liver Transplant Program, Digestive Disease Center
1999 - Present Member, Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Application Review Committee
2002 - 2004 Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Education Committee
2002 - 2005 Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty Council Committee (first term)
2003 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Residents' Curriculum Committee
2004 - 2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Residents' Evaluation Committee
2004 - 2010 Medical College of Wisconsin Transplant Quality Assurance Committee
2005 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty Council Committee (second term)
2005 Medical College of Wisconsin 15th Year Reunion Committee
2005 - Present Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology Professionalism Chair
2006 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee
2006 - 2008 Secretary, Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee
2006 - 2009 Executive Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee
2007 - 2010 Medical College of Wisconsin Transplant Center Committee
2008 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Dean's Diversity Advisory Committee (Subcommittee Chair)
2008 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Assessment Oversight Committee
2008 - 2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty Council (third term)
2008 - 2009 Medical College of Wisconsin GURU mentoring program
2008 - 2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Faculty Career Development Committee
2008 - 2011 Medical College Curriculum and Evaluation Committee Professionalism Liaison to Clinical Clerkships
2008 - 2012 Chair, Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee
2008 - 2011 Chair, Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Residents' Curriculum Committee
2008 - 2010 Genetics Ad Hoc Committee
2009 - 2011 Department of Medicine Learning Technology Task Force
2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Electronic Medical Record for Student Review Committee
2009 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Dean's Education Innovation Advisory Committee
2009 - 2012 Medical College of Wisconsin Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, Dean's Appointment (Second Term)
2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Transcript Review Committee
2009 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Department of Medicine Continuing Medical Education Committee
2009 Medical College of Wisconsin Mission Based Management Review Committee
2010 MCW 20 year Reunion Committee
2010 Elsa and Roger Cohen Endowed Chair Committee
2010 Medical College of Wisconsin LCME Education Programs Self-Study Group
2010 - 2011 Department of Medicine Ambulatory Working Group
2010 Medical College of Wisconsin LCME Task Force
 
Hospital
1998 - 2004 Director, Froedtert Community Liver Disease Updates.
2004 - 2005 Froedtert Hospital Diabetes Access Committee
 
MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Community/Lay Public
1998 - 2002 American Liver Foundation Fireside Chats on Liver Disease
2000 - Present Froedtert Community Lectures on Liver Disease
 
Medical Student Education
1995 - Present Monthly lectures to the Intensive Care Unit housestaff regarding the management of critically ill patients with liver and gastrointestinal disease.
1995 - Present Junior Medical Student, Medicine Core Syllabus, Gastrointestinal Bleeding, Understanding Liver Disease, Abdominal Pain (recognized by Teaching Pin Award)
1995 - Present Medical Student Faculty Advisor: Assist medical students in the selection of appropriate curriculum for their chosen career goals.
1995 - Present Formal lectures to nursing staff regarding the care of patients with liver disease (average of 2 per year)
1995 - Present Sophomore Medical Student Abdominal Examination Instructor
1995 - Present Sophomore Medical Student, Faculty Instructor in Introduction to Clinical Medicine
1999 Ward attending on Cardiology-Medicine Team.
2000 - Present M4 Ambulatory Medicine Preceptor
2003 - Present Internal Medicine Core Skills Lectures on Abdominal Pain And Exam
2003 - Present M3 Ambulatory Medicine Preceptor
2008 - Present M1 Biochemistry Team-Based Learning Discussion on Acetaminophen Toxicity
2008 - Present M2 Pathology Clinical Correlation Lecture on Liver Disease
2009 - 2011 Advisor, Clinician Educator Pathway
2009 - 2011 Third year medical student Medicine Clerkship Director
2009 - 2011 Advisor, Master Clinician Pathway
2010 M1 Clinical Module Director in GI, Nutrition and Metabolism
 
Resident and Fellow Education
1995 - Present Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship advisor for journal club, physiology seminars and clinical pathology conference.
1995 - Present Daily teaching of fellows rotating through the Hepatology Inpatient Service
1995 - Present Instruct fellows in performing procedures including upper and lower endoscopies, liver biopsies and paracentesis.
1995 - Present Internal Medicine Residents on general ward months. This includes 18 weekends per year. Co-wrote curriculum.
1998 - Present Gastroenterology and Hepatology Fellowship Core Lecture Series Presenter
 
Continuing Medical Education
1999 - Present Annual MCW Liver Disease Update (12 courses through 2011)
2007 - Present AASLD: Liver Meeting Update (4 courses through 2010)
2008 - 2009 Update on Gastrointestinal Disorders (3 courses through 2010)
2010 Digestive Diseases Summary
 
EXTRAMURAL TEACHING (e.g. at Marquette, UWM, etc.):
Continuing Medical Education
5/12/2001 American Liver Foundation, Liver Disease Update.
10/20/2001 American Liver Foundation, Liver Disease Update.
2007 - Present Marquette School of Nursing, lectures on liver disease
 
PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
 
 
Clinical Programs
1995 - 2010 Medical College of Wisconsin Liver Transplant Program
1999 Primary Hepatologist involved in Wisconsin's first auxiliary liver transplantation and the first in the world performed for Fulminant Hepatic Failure from Fatty Liver of Pregnancy, Froedtert Hospital
1999 Co-founder of Froedtert Hepatitis Treatment Program
1999 - Present Medical College of Wisconsin Digestive Disease Center, Hepatology and Liver Transplant
1999 Primary Hepatologist involved in the management of Wisconsin's first live donor liver transplantation, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
 
Community Programs
2011 Editor, Hepatology Newsletter for Community Physicians
 

BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Franco J, Huffman J, Fried B: Infectivity, growth and development of echinostoma revolutum. (Degenea: Echinostomadie) in the golden hamster, Mesocricetus auratus. Journal of Parasitology, 1986; 72: 142-47.
2. Franco J, Huffman J, Fried B: The effects of crowding on echinostoma revolutum (Digenea: Echinostomadie) in experimentally infected golden hamsters, Mesocricetus auratus. Journal of Parasitology, 1988; 74: 142-47.
3. Fried B, Huffman J, Franco J: Single and five-worm infections of echinostoma revolutum (Tremadoda) in the golden hamster. International Journal of Parasitology, 1988; 18: 179-81.
4. Franco J, Massey BT, Komorowski R: Cytomegalovirus infection causing pseudomembranous colitis. Amer J Gastroenterol 1994; 89: 2246-8.
5. Saeian K, Rochling FA, Burke R, Bragg DS, Franco J: Faculty and trainee knowledge of hepatitis C infection at a tertiary care medical center. Wisconsin Medical Journal pp 34-36; Feb. 1998.
6. Saeian K, Franco J, Adams M: Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after renal transplantation without cirrhosis or viral hepatitis. Liver Transplantation & Surgery 5(1); 46-49: 1999.
7. Franco J, Saeian K: Biliary Tract Inflammatory Disorders: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis and Primary Biliary Cirrhosis. Current Gastroenterology Reports. 1:95-101, 1999.
8. Franco, J. Pruritus. Current Treatment Options in Gastroenterology. 2:241-246, 1999.
9. Franco J, Newcomer J, Adams MB, Saeian K. Auxiliary liver transplantation in acute fatty liver of pregnancy. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 95-96, 1042:6/2000.
10. Franco J, Mehdi S. Reye's syndrome in an adult. A case report. Wisconsin Medical Journal. November, 2000.
11. Christians K, Pitt H, Rilling W, Franco J, Quiroz F, Adams M, Wallace J, Quebbeman E. Hepatocellular Carcinoma: Multimodality Management. Surgery. Volume 130, No. 4, 554-9, 2001
12. Knox J, Remler B, Franco J, Saeian K. Minocycline-Associated toxic Hepatitis, Demyelinating Encephalomyelopathy and Cardiomyopathy. Practical Gastroenterology, 2001.
13. Hines R, Hopp A, Franco J, Saeian K, Begun F. Alternative processing of the human FMO6 gene renders transcripts unable of encoding a functional flavin-containing monooxygenase. Molecular Pharmacology. Vol 62, No. 2, pgs 320-5, 2002
14. Franco J, Saeian K. Role of Antiviral Therapy in the Prevention of Hepatocellular Carcinoma. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology. Volume 13, Number 9, Part 2, 2002
15. Saeian K, Bajaj J, Franco J, Knox J, Daniel J, Peine C, McKee D, Varma R. High-dose vitamin E supplementation does not diminish ribavirin-associated haemolysis in hepatitis C treatment with combination standard alpha interferon and ribavirin. Aliment Pharmacol Ther. Vol. 20, pgs 1189-1193, 2004.
16. Bajaj J, Saeian K, Varma R, Franco J, Binion D. Increased rates of early adverse reactions to azathioprine in patients with Crohn's disease compared to autoimmune hepatitis: a tertiary referral center experience. American Journal of Gastroenterology. Vol 100, Number 5, pgs 1121-1125, 2005
17. Franco J. Biliary complications in liver transplant recipients. Current Gastroenterology Reports, 2005
18. Kiely J, Rilling W, Touzios J, Hieb R, Franco J, Saeian K, Quebbeman E, Pitt H. Chemoembolization in Patients at High Risk: Results and Complications. Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology, 17:47-53, 2006.
19. Bajaj J, Franco J. Endoscopic Band Ligation of Esophageal Varices in Patients on Anticoagulation Therapy: A Case Series. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology. Currently in press. 2007.
20. Bajaj, K Saeian, MD Verber, D Hischke, RG Hoffmann, J Franco, RR Varma, SM Rao. Inhibitory control test is a simple method to diagnose minimal hepatic encephalopathy and predict overt hepatic encephalopathy. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2007; 102(4): 754-60.
21. JS Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, RG Hoffmann, RR Varma, J Franco, DG Binion, T Hammeke, K Saeian. Navigation skill impairment: Another dimension of the driving difficulties in minimal hepatic encephalopathy. Hepatology. In Press
22. Bajaj J, Franco J. Endoscopic Band Ligation of Esophageal Varices in Patients on Anticoagulation. Journal Clinical Gastroenterology, Vol 42, No 7, pgs 783-785, 2008
23. Franco R, Ashwathnaratan R, Deshpandee A, Knox J, Daniel J, Eastwood D, Franco J, Saeian K. The High Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome Symptoms in Liver Disease in an Academic-Based Hepatology Practice. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine, Vol 14, No 1, pgs 2-5, 2008.
24. Bajaj J, Hafeezullah M, Hoffmann R, Varma R, Franco J, Binion D, Hammeke T, Saeian, K. Navigation Skill Impairment: Another Dimension of the Driving Difficulties in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy. Hepatology, Vol. 47, No. 2, pgs 596-604, 2008.
25. Bajaj J, Saeian K, Schubert C, Hafeezullah M, Franco J, Varma R, et al. Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy is Associated with Motor Vehicle Crashes. The Reality Beyond the Driving Test. Hepatology, Vol 50, No.4, pgs 1175-1183, 2009.
26. Ulitsky A, Ananthakrishnan A, Komorowski R, Wallace J, Surapaneni N, Franco J, Saeian K, Gawrieh S.A Non-Invasive Clinical Scoring Model Predicts Risk of Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis in Morbidly Obese Patients. Obes Surg, 2010.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Franco J. Cirrhosis: Clinical Manifestations, Diagnosis, and Management. Kochar's Clinical Medicine, 5th Edition. 2007.
2. Franco J. Evaluation of the Patient with Acute Abdominal Pain. Kochar's Clinical Medicine, 5th Edition. 2007.
3. Franco J. Benign and Malignant Tumors of the Liver. Kochar's Clinical Medicine, 5th Edition. 2007.
4. Torre D., Franco, J. Diarrhea. Kochar's Clinical Medicine, 5th Edition. 2007.
 
Abstracts
1. Berger W, Franco J, Shaker R, Dean RES, Werlin SL: Improved jejunal feeding tube longevity with a faster and more reliable method of replacement. Digestive Diseases Week 1995.
2. Franco J, Sorrell MF, Langnas AN, Shaw BW: Choledochocholedochostomy biliary reconstruction in primary sclerosing cholangitis patients undergoing liver transplantation. Hepatology 22: 1243: 1995.
3. Saeian K, Rochling FA, Burke R, Bragg D, Franco, J. Medical staff and trainee knowledge of hepatis C. Hepatology 24(4); 437A: 1996.
4. Saeian K, Rochling FA, Franco J: Contraindications to interferon therapy are more common in indigent patients. Hepatology 23(4): 571A: 1996.
5. Molloy R, Bohorfoush A, Mewissen M, Crain M, Franco J, Taylor A, Stewart E. Injection of triamcinolone improves outcome of balloon dilatation of defiant hilar bile duct strictures. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 45(4); 1809: 1997.
6. Saeian K, Reddy SP, Claire R, Komorowski RA, Franco J, Varma RR. Recurrence of nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH) after orthotopic liver transplantation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. 1998.
7. Bohorfoush A, Franco J, Komorowski R, Gardner P, Varma R, Haluszka O: Flow cytometric analysis of bile duct epithelium in primary sclerosing cholangitis potentially assists timing of liver transplantation. Gastrointestinal Endoscopy 45(4)1858: 1997.
8. Saeian K, Franco J, Nelin L, Crain M, Rilling W, Presberg K, Franco J. Exhaled nitric oxide (eNO) increases in cirrhotics after TIPS placement. Gastroenterol 2000; 118(4), A1044
9. Saeian K, Franco J, Knox J, Daniel J, Varma R. Does High Dose Vitamin E Supplementation Diminish Ribavirin-Associated Hemolysis? An Interim Report. Hepatology 34(4); 1741: 2001.
10. Christians KK, Wallace JR, Rilling WX, Franco J, et al. Hepatocellular carcinoma: Multimodality management. Central Surgical Association Meeting, 2001.
11. Dreschler P, Robertson M, Rilling W, Crain M, Saeian K, Franco J. Quality of Life Assessment in Patients Undergoing Chemoembolization. A Longitudinal Follow-up Study. Submitted to the Society of Cardiovascular International Radiologists Annual Meeting, 2002.
12. Gawrieh S, Prajapati D, Saeian K, Varma R, Franco J, Knox J, Kern M, Binion D. Prevalence and patterns of liver function test abnormalities in patients with inflammatory bowel disease. Hepatology, Vol.36, No.4, Part 2, 2002.
13. Bajaj J, Saeian K, Franco J, Varma R, Knox J, Daniel J, et al. High-Dose Vitamin E Supplementation Does Not Diminish Ribavirin-Associated Hemolysis in Chronic Hepatitis C. Volume 38, No. 4, Supplement 1, 2003.
14. Konicek B, Franco J, Sebastian J, Torre D. "Autoimmune Hepatitis Masquerading as Hemochromatosis". 27th Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 2004
15. Anderson R, Lodes M, Franco J, Torre D. How to Implement a Professionalism Curriculum Across the Entire Department of Medicine. 27th Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Chicago, Illinois. 2004.
16. Franco R, Franco J, Saeian K. Desponde A, et al. Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome in Liver Disease. Sleep 28: A269, 2005
17. Aswathnarayan R, Saeian K, Franco J. Franco R. Restless Legs Syndrome Diminishes Quality of Life in Chronic Liver Disease. Accepted for presentation at the 2005 American College of Gastroenterology Annual Meeting.
18. Anderson R, Johnson C, Franco J. Psychosocial Factors in Liver Transplantation: How Are U.S. Centers Evaluating Them. Accepted for presentation at the 2005 American Association For The Study of Liver Disease Annual Meeting.
19. Bajaj J, Saeian K, Franco J, Varma R, Verber M, Rao, Stephen. Does Abnormal Performance on Inhibitory Control Test Predispose to Development of Overt Hepatic Encephalopathy? Digestive Diseases Week. Los Angeles, CA. May, 2006.
20. Graf L, Bajaj J, Perez M, Adams M, Mueller C, Anderson R, Franco J. Nursing Attitudes Towards Liver Transplantation: Gap Between Perceptions and Accepted Standards. Hepatology, Vol.44:4 supplement 1. Oral Presentation at The Association for Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting, 2006.
21. J Bajaj, KM Christensen, M Hafeezullah, RR Varma, J Franco, RG Hoffmann, K Saeian. Randomized trial of probiotic yogurt in Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy - It helps to bug your patient. Digestive Disease Week 2007.
22. Surapaneni S, Katopes CP, Wallace J, Nuttleman P, Behmaran B, Komorowski R, Franco J, Varma R, Massoud O, Saeian K, Gawrieh S. Prediction of Histology in Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease: Do Medications Matter? American College of Gastroenterology Annual Scientific Meeting. Oct 2007, Boston, MA.
23. Bajaj J, Hafeezullah M, Thompson A, Saeian K, Franco J, Anderson R. Deception During Evaluation For Liver Transplant in Alcoholic Cirrhosis: A DUI Corroboration Study. American Association for Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting. Nov 2007, Boston Mass.
24. J Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, T Hammeke, J Franco, R Varma, R Hoffman, K Saeian. Inhibitory Control Test is a Sensitive and Inexpensive Alternative for the Diagnosis of Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy. American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases Annual Meeting. San Francisco, 2008.
25. R Franco , V Hotanalli, J Franco. Restless Legs Syndrome Symptoms in Patients with Liver Transplant and Quality of Life Preliminary Results. APPS International Meeting 2009. Seattle, WA. Sleep 32, A326.
26. Outcomes at the Medical College of Wisconsin from a Series of Educational Retreats Focusing on Clerkship Directors' Vitality. Medical College of Wisconsin Clerkship Directors. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, 2009.
27. Tipnis S, Bower D, Webb T, Larson G, Young S, Begaz T, Franco J, Simpson D. Patient Centered Care Workshop: Providing Quality Healthcare to a Diverse Population. Association of American Medical Colleges Annual Meeting. Boston, MA, 2009.