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CURRICULUM VITAE

Rose Franco MD
Professor
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary

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

EDUCATION:
08/1983 - 11/86 B.S., Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Superior, Superior
08/1987 - 05/1991 M.D., Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
07/1991 - 06/1994 Resident, Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee, WI
07/1994 - 06/1997 Fellowship, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
06/1996 - 12 1997 Sleep Medicine Training, Milwaukee Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Milwaukee WI

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
05/2003 - 07/2008 Assistant Professor of Medicine, Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care
08/2005 - 07/2008 Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences, Assistant Professor
07/2008 - Present Associated Professor, Medicine and Otolarygnology, Medical College of Wisconsin
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Wisconsin

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
10/2010 - 01/2011 Adhoc committee on GME assessing residency positions standards of excellence
09/2013 - 07/2015 Interim Chief, Medicine, Pulmonary and Critical Care, Medical College of Wisconsin

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
02/2005 - 01/2014 Fellowship Program Director, Sleep Medicine
01/2007 - Present Associate Program Director, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
10/2014 - Present Medicine, Pulmonary Clinic operations, Access Champion

RESEARCH ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
02/2009 - Present to present Scientific Review Committee of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
1997 - 2005 Columbia-St. Mary's- Columbia Campus 2323 N. Lake Drive, Milwaukee WI 53211
2003 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital
2003 - Present Community Memorial Hospital
9200 - Present W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226
W180 N8085 Town Hall Road
Menomonee Falls, WI 53051

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Internal Medicine
1994
2014
ABIM-Pulmonary Diseases
1996
2016
ABIM-Critical Care Medicine
1997
2017
ABIM-Sleep Medicine
2007
2017
American Board of Sleep Medicine 1998 (#1073) None
None
 
AWARDS AND HONORS:
1987 - Present Summa Cum Laude Bachelor of Science
1988 - Present Alpha Omega Alpha Society
1989 - Present Engstrom Award Outstanding Senior Student- MCW
2003 - Present Academic Faculty Career Dev. Award-ACCP Orlando, FL
2007 - Present Teacher of the Year Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellows
2007 - Present http://www.bestdoctors.com/bd/polling/wisconsin.html
2008 - Present Milwaukee Magazine Top Doctors in Pulmonary Medicine
2009 - Present M magazine 500 Best Doctors (voted by peers) in Sleep Medicine
2011 - Present http://www.mcw.edu/BestDoctors2011.htm
The European Neurological Journal. 2009 Title Restless Legs syndrome and peripheral neuropathy.
Memberships in Professional and Honorary Societies:
American College of Chest Physicians, FCCP 1999 to present
American Thoracic Society, 1997 to present
Best Doctors in America
Editorship/editorial board/journal reviews:
Journal of Psychosomatic Research Reviewer: 2009, Ref: JPR-2008-542R1
Title: Association between Restless Legs Syndrome and Depression in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Article Type: Full Length Article
American Sleep Foundation: Grant reviewer 2009.
American Academy of Sleep Medicine, 1997 to present

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
05/1991 - Present Alpha Omega Alpha Society
01/1998 - Present American Academy of Sleep Medicine (member)
07/2000 - Present American Thoracic Society (member)
10/2000 - Present Amercan College of Chest Physicians (Fellow)

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2003 - 2004 member, Intern Selection Committee--MCW
2006 - Present member, MCWAH Internal Residency Review Board, Neurology Residency
2008 - Present Chair, MCWAH Internal Residency Review Board, Cardiology Fellowship
2008 - Present Chair, MCWAH Internal Residency Review Board, Surgical Critical Care
2010 - Present Chair, MCWAH internal residency review board, Cardiothoracic residency

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
2004 - 2007 Member, Continuing Medical Education Committee- American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM)
2007 - 2009 Member, Clinical Practice Review Committee-AASM
- 2006 Chest 2006 Abstract Grader for National Chest Meeting

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
July 2003 Sleep Disorders in Primary Care Medicine, Internal Medicine Monthly conference, MCW
December 2003 Sleep Apnea and Cardiovascular Disease-Cardiology Grand rounds, MCW
March 26, 2004 Cardiovascular consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing-Medical Grand Rounds, Community Memorial Hospital, Menomonee Falls, WI
April 21, 2004 Sleep Apnea Syndrome review-Bariatric team conference, MCW
June 10, 2004 Overview of Sleep Apnea Syndrome. MCW Senior Physician Symposium
August 15, 2004 Restless Legs Syndrome. MCW Plankroad Clinic, Milwaukee WI
October 14, 2004 Sleep Medicine Update: Elmbrook Hospital Grandrounds. Milwaukee WI
October 30, 2004 Sleep Disorders Update: Aurora Lakeshore Medical Clinic Fall Conference, Milwaukee WI
May 5 2005 Shift Work and Resident Fatigue. Childrens Hospital of Wisconsin Sleep Medicine Group. Milwaukee WI
October 21, 2005 Prevelence of Restless Legs Syndrome in Liver Disease. MCW Research Day. Milwaukee WI
March 2, 2007 Sleep Apnea Syndrome for The Allergist. Allergy and Immunology Grand Rounds, MCW
May 16, 2007 Physiologic consequences of OSA. Oral Surgery Grand Rounds, MCW
February 11, 2009 Recognizing common sleep disorders in the Psychiatrist's practice. Psychiatry Grand Rounds, MCW
Nov 9, 2010 Let sleeping dogs lie. The role of OSA screening in the endoscopy suite. GI nurses educational series. FMLH.
June 8, 2008 B. Woodson, R. Sachdeva, R. Franco, A. Pack. Sleep Medicine and Legal issues. APSS International Meeting. Baltimore MD.
June 10, 2009 B. Woodosn, R. Sachdeva, A. Pack, R. Franco, C Czeisler. Sleep Related injury and the Law. APSS International Meeting. Seattle WA.
1. R Franco, H Bandla, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, J McKanry, A Maguire, D Simpson. Sleep Medicine education at MCW. MCW Educational Conference May 31, 2006
 
Regional
May 1, 2004 Course Director-1st Annual MCW Pulmonary Medicine Update--Sleep Medicine in Your Practice, Milwaukee WI
October 9, 2004 Waking to Sleep Disorders, 17th Annual Fall Medicine Retreat, Egg Habor WI
February 2, 2005 Cardiovascular Consequences of Sleep Disordered Breathing. 35th Annual Winter Refresher Course. Brookfield WI
April 21, 2005 Sleep Disorders in Women. Women's Health Conference. Brookfield WI
September 10, 2005 Sleep Disorders MCW experience. Tristate Thoracic Conference. Egg Habor, WI
February 2, 2006 Insomnia Toolbox. 36th Annual Winter Refresher Course Brookfield WI.
January 11, 2007 Restless Legs Sydrome. Pathophysiology and management strategies. 37th Annual Winter Refresher Course. Brookfiled WI
April 21, 2007 Wisconsin Thoracic Society Annual Scientific Meeting: RLS and the Pulmonologist. Milwaukee WI.
1. Bandla H, Feroah T, Franco R, Rice T. Integrative Instruction in Sleep Medicine: Incorporation Basic Sciences into a Clinical Rotation for Medicine Students. Presentation at the Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Confe, 2004
2. K Poindexter, H Bandla, R Franco, D Torre, D Simpson Is E-learning the best ROI answer to your educational problem. WCGE Meeting March 20, 2005
April 22, 2004 Why are We so Tired? -Overview of Common sleep disorders-Central Society of Electrodiagnostic Technicians Meetings, Milwaukee WI
April 27, 2004 Improving Compliance with CPAP, Wisconsin Society of Respiratory Care Conference-The Dells, Wisconsin
 
International
3. Franco R, Mouammar M, Woodson BT, Battistini H. Possible New Etiology for the Vagus Nerve Stimulator Causing Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Chest International Meeting, Salt Lake City Utah, 10/21 - 26/2006
4. Smadi T, Franco R. Cheyne-Stokes Respiration caused by Severe Cervical Stenosis. Chest Meeting Case Presentation 2006, Salt Lake City Utah, 10/21 - 26/2006
1. Franco RA, Zouras W. A Rare Case of multiple endobronchial polyps in Sarcoidosis, Chest International Meeting
2. R. Franco, M Raza, T Smadi, B Woodson. Obstructive Sleep Apnea caused by a Carotid Body Tumor: Case Report. Airway II poster presentation. Chest 2005 Montreal, Canada, 10/31-11/ 4, 2005
5. Gogineni, S, Franco, R. Interferon Induced Central Sleep Apnea, Chest International Meeting, Chicago Il, October 20-26 2007
6. Gienapp T, Bonne B, Lipchik R, Franco R. Facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy presenting as progressive respiratory failure treated with non-invasive ventilation. Chest International Meeting, Chicago Il, October 20-26 2007
7. Akbar M, Franco R. Florid Hypercapnic Respiratory Failure due to Idiopathic Fibrothorax with Excellent Response to Decortication. Chest International Meeting, Vancouver BC, Canada
International Meeting Poster Presentations:
1. Franco R, Franco J, Saiean, K, Despande A. Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome in Liver Disease. An Interim Analysis. APSS presentation 2005. Sleep 28: A269, 2005
2. Franco R, Pfeifer K, Bandla H, Raza M, Simpson D. Innovative Teaching Method Incorporating Sleep Medicine Education for Medicine Residents Improves Sleep Medicine Knowledge. APSS presentation 2005. Sleep 28: A336
3. H. Bandla, R Franco, T Rice, T Feroah, K Poindexter, D Simpson. Sleep Medicine Education-Medical College of Wisconsin Experience. APSS presentation. Sleep 28: A337
4. Ashwathnarayan R, Saeian K, Franco J, Daniel J, Franco R. Restless Legs Syndrome Diminishes Quality of Life in Chronic Liver Disease. AGA Meeting 2005. Hawaii. Abstract number pending
5. H Bandla, R Franco, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, A Maguire, D Simpson. Equivalence of Self-Paced Electronic Learning and Traditional Face-to-face Sleep Medicine Education in Medical School. APSS Presentation 2006. Sleep 29: A356
6. R Franco, H Bandla, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, J McKanry, A Maguire, D Simpson. Cost-Benefit Analysis of E-Learning vs. Face-to-Face Format for Sleep Medicine Education for Medical Students. APSS presentation 2006. Sleep 29:A355
7. R Franco, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, J McKanry, A Maguire, D Simpson, , H Bandla. Constructing Enduring Electronic Sleep Medicine Education for Medical Students. APSS presentation 2006. Sleep 29: A356
8. S Patel, D Bragg, R Franco. Assessment of Sleep Knowledge in Physicians Caring for Pregnant Patients. APSS presentation 2006. Sleep 29: A355
9. J.W. Roy, M.D., Ph.D., H.E. Dincer, M.D., N. Gupta, M.D., R.J. Thielke, Ph.D., T. Woods, M.D., F.J. Soto, M.D. and R.A. Franco, M.D. An interim analysis of the impact of CPAP compliance on echocardiography. ATS International Conference San Francisco CA AJRCCM 175, A705
10. Morbidity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthmiatics Managed by Consensus Guidelines. T.Smadi, SM Perry, RA Franco, IA Gilbert. ATS presentation 2007. AJRCCM 175, A827.
11. J.W. Roy, M.D., Ph.D., H.E. Dincer, M.D., N. Gupta, M.D., R.J. Thielke, Ph.D., T. Woods, M.D., F.J. Soto, M.D. and R.A. Franco, M.D. An interim analysis of the impact of CPAP compliance on serum markers in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. APSS International Meeting 2007. Sleep 30, A178.
12. M Mouammar, W Zouras, K Pfeifer
13. R Franco, H Bandla, A Maguire, K Poindexter, P Palmo Sisto, J McKanry, D Bragg, D Simpson. Effectiveness of Integration of Sleep Disorders Knowledge comparing Innovative Online Method with Traditional Education Method. APSS International Meeting 2008. Sleep 31, A355.
14. R. Franco, V Hotanalli, J Franco. Restless Legs Syndrome Symptoms in Patients with Liver Transplant and Quality of Life: Preliminary Results. APSS International Meeting 2009. Seattle WA. Sleep 32, A326.
15. R Franco, S Rizvi, F Rizvi, L Graf, J Franco, . Excess Prevalence of RLS in Liver Transplant Recipients - A Tertiary Care Center Experience. APSS International Meeting 2010. San Antonio TX. Sleep 33, A298.
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2007 - 09/2010 Representative, Faculty Council, Medical College of Wisconsin
2010 - 2011 Representative, Adhoc committee on GME assessing residency positions standards of excellence, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2014 - Present Member, MCP Compensation Committee
 
Hospital
09/2014 - Present Representative, Ambulatory Services Steering Committee, Froedtert and Medical College
01/2015 - Present member, Ethics Committee
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
07/5 - Present to present Course mentor and lecturer for applied respiratory physiology M4 elective.
09/8 - Present to present Clinical Correlations: Dyspnea cases M3 Medicine core lectures.
1997 - 2003 Mentor for 1st and 2nd year medical students' history and physical examinations.
2003 - Present to present ICE/CER course instructor for the pulmonary exam
07/2004 - Present to present Co-Course director--Integrated Selective in Sleep Medicine
07/2005 - Present to 2006 Sleep Medicine Workshop for Pediatrics M3 given bimonthly
07/2005 - Present to 2007 Co-Course director--Integrated sleep selective Applied Respiratory Physiology
09/2005 - Present to 2010 CER pulmonary module coordinator for M1 intro to clinical medicine
09/2005 - Present to 2010 Inpatient Medicine core lectures "Chest X-ray" interpretation given bimonthly
02/2006 - Present to 2/2007 M2 mentor for History and Physical exams
05/2006 - Present NIPPV in the Hospital Setting. Preparing for Internship Course M4
2007 - Present to 2010 Integrated applied respiratory physiology- 2 one hour Lectures yearly
05/2010 - Present Sleep issues for intern in the inpatient setting, Sleep and fatigue for residency. Preparing for Internship Course M4
04/2011 - Present to present Sleep Disordered Breathing" session for the m3 MEDICINE students
 
Resident and Fellow Education
1997 - 2003 Worked with family medicine residents in Community Hospital supervising 1-4 residents for ICU care in 1997-2000 and in hospital care of shared patients 1997-2003
1997 - 2003 1997-2003
2003 - Present Bedside and didactic educations of residents and fellows on the Pulmonary Medicine consult service, bronchoscopy service, MICU, and in the outpatient clinics. Annual Clinical Service responsibiliti
2003 - 2006 Associate Director of Sleep Disorders Program-
2003 - 2006 Development of Sleep disorders Fellowship working toward ACGME accreditation
11/2004 - Present to present Medicine 201 sleep course-2.5 hour didactic on common sleep disorders, diagnosis and treatment for the 2nd year Medicine residents (course given three times each year)
2006 - Present to present Sleep Medicine Fellowship Program Director. Responsible for ACGME curriculum and administrative requirements for the multidisciplinary sleep medicine fellowship
Responsible for development for written curriculum for fellows from 3 disciplines in sleep medicine.
Lectures:
- 2003 August 2003 Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome, Fellow and Resident weekly conference, MCW
December 1, 2004 Obstructive Sleep Apnea: The Night Stalker, St Michaels Hospital, Family Medicine Residents
March 24, 2005 Sleep Medicine as a Career. MCW M1 and M2 students Milwaukee WI
April 8, 2005 Overview of Hypersomnias. MCW Internal Medicine Residents curriculum conference
August 10, 2005 OSA and Cardiovascular Disease. Knowing the link and improving disease detection. MCW Internal Medicine Residents curriculum conference
August 15, 2005 Overview of OSA from pathophysiology to disease presentation and compliance improvement. Pulmonary Fellow core curriculum conferences
May 24, 2006 RLS in ESRD. Nephrology Fellows lecture series
May 30, 2006 Restless Legs Pathophysiology and treatment in Primary Care. Family Medicine Residency Lecture Series
June 31, 2006 Mentor for Intern Orientation Workshop on Competencies
September 15, 2006 Respiratory control in sleep and review of CSA pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease. PCCM fellow core curriculum
May 5, 2006 Initial Experience with Adaptive Servo Ventilation for Cheyne-Stokes Respiration. Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds. MCW Milwaukee WI
September 22, 2006 Central Sleep Apnea and Control Mechanisms. Sleep Medicine Grand Rounds, MCW
July 26, 2007 Sleepiness and Fatigue in Residency. ER residency grandrounds. MCW
- 2007 October, 2007 Sleepiness and Fatigue in Fellowship. Pulmonary Fellowship grandrounds MCW
- 2008 October, 2008 Sleep loss and fatigue in Medicine. DOM fellowship core lecture series MCW
- 2008 November, 2008 Sleep Disordered Breathing. DOM resident core curriculum series. 2-1 hour lectures.
- 2010 October, 2010 Sleep and fatigue in Physicians. DOM fellowship core lecture series.
- 2010 November, 2010 Sleep and breathing for PCCM fellows. Pulmonary fellowship Core lecture series, MCW
- 2010 August 2010 Narcolepsy mechanisms of disease GTD. Sleep Fellowship Grandrounds. MCW
- 2011 August 2011 Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome. DOM core curriculum series 2-1 hour lectures.
- 2006 July 2006 to present core lecture series for Sleep Fellows:
Epidemiology of sleep disorders
Ontogeny of sleep
Cardiovascular physiology of sleep
- 2 ICSD-2 sleep applications
CPAP, BIPAP, AVAPS applications
Central Sleep Apnea
 
Continuing Medical Education
10/07/4 - Present Sleepless People. Overview of Sleep disorders in the Elderly. Luther Haven, Milwaukee WI
10/14/4 - Present Sleep Disorders in Lung Disease. Alpha one antitrypsin support group meeting. Froedtert Hospital. Milwaukee WI
02/15/5 - Present Health Effects of Sleepiness. MCW/ WAC.
03/02/5 - Present Restless Legs and Dangers of Sleepiness. MCW/WAC
10/12/5 - Present Wide Awake at 3AM. MCW community Updates. Milwaukee WI
11/02/5 - Present Unseen Dangers of Sleep Disorders. MCW community Updates. Milwaukee WI.
01/09/6 - Present Insomnia and sleeping pills. Wisconsin Public Radio.
03/08/6 - Present Review of RLS. MCW community Updates. Milwaukee WI
03/18/6 - Present Post Polio Syndrome and Pulmonary Consequences. SouthEastern Wisconsin PPS support group. Milwaukee WI
05/6 - Present The dangers of sleeplessness/circadian conflicts. Skyway Magazine (Delta Airlines).
07/6 - Present Restless Legs Syndrome. Froedtert Today.
08/6 - Present Sleep Vital To Health and Longevity, Especially for Third-Shifters. Healthline Medical College of WisconsinWebsite.http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/1031002656.html
11/6 - Present Sleep restriction, sleep schedules and your health. Fox 6 news at 5pm with Julie Felman.
01/7 - Present Early Pulmonary Fibrosis Symptoms Are Easy to Ignore
05/7 - Present RLS, could I have this? Community Update in Sleep Disorders. Community Memorial Hospital. Menomonee Falls, WI
05/7 - Present Pulmonary aspects of ALS care. 3rd Annual Patient care and Research conference on ALS. Milwaukee WI.
11/18/7 - Present Sleep Disorders in Diabetes. Taking Control of Your Diabetes Regional Conference. Milwaukee WI.
01/17/8 - Present Steps to better Sleep. Journal Sentinel. Entrée section. Milwuakee WI.
03/18/8 - Present Sleep and sleep loss. Affects on health. MCW community updates. Milwaukee WI.
11/11/10 - Present Sleeplessness and treatment of insomnia. MCW community updates, WAC Milwaukee WI.
09/2001 - Present Sleepiness and sleep disorders
10/2002 - Present Sleepiness and your health
12/2003 - Present Why are We so Tired?
02/26/2004 - Present Restless Legs Syndrome
03/30/2004 - Present Why are We so Sleepy?
05/16/2004 - Present Insomnia, why are there so many new drugs?
05/19/2004 - Present Sleep Apnea Spouse Syndrome. Recognizing your own sleep disturbance and your spouse's sleep disorder are linked. Fox 6 Evening News, Milwaukee WI
05/02/2005 - Present Sleep Walking and Self Injury. Milwaukee WI, Channel 12 NEWS
05/10/2005 - Present Sleep Apnea affects partners too. AWAKE meeting
07/10/2005 - Present Sleep Issues in Growing Older-A New Perspective. WOKY AM 920
07/12/2005 - Present Women and sleep disorders. Small Stones community education forum. MCW/Froedtert
08/09/2005 - Present Midlife transitions and sleep disorders. Community Memorial Hospital educational series.
http://healthlink.mcw.edu/article/1031002711.html
- 2003 September 2003 Sleep Medicine Update-Medicine Grand Rounds, MCW
- 2003 November 2003 What Pulmonologists need to know about sleep disorders, Pulmonary Grandrounds, MCW
June 2, 2004 Sleep Complaints in Women: What are We Missing?
Obstetrics and Gynecology Grand Rounds-St Mary's Hospital, MCW
February 23, 2007 Restless Legs Syndrome: Pathophysiology and Treatment. Medical Grand Rounds, MCW
March 11, 2009 Recognizing Sleep Disorders in Psychiatrist practice. Psychiatry Grand Rounds-MCW
Community Education:
Miller-Corporate Wellness Wednesdays, Milwaukee WI
Sleep Apnea Support Group Meeting-Columbia Hospital, Milwaukee WI
Northwestern Mutual Life Health Updates, Mil. WI
Wisconsin Atheletic Center/MCW Mil. WI
Community Memorial Center, Menomonee Falls, WI
- 6 Fox 6 Evening News, Milwaukee WI
 

EXTRAMURAL TEACHING:
Continuing Medical Education
12/12/8 - Present The role of bipap titration: Split night studies (FMLH)
02/04/9 - Present Control of breathing and pathologic states (FMLH)
11/09/10 - Present OSA in the GI suite. Letting sleeping dogs lie.
12/13/10 - Present Obesity Hypoventilation Syndrome.
12/22/10 - Present PSG findings in CSR (CMMC)
n. Sireesha Gogineni-Alpha interferon's affects on breathing in sleep. 2007-2008
o. Syed Rizvi-RLS in liver transplant recipients 2009 to present
p. Amit Taneja-Sleep Disordered breathing in the hospitalized patient. 2009 Hospital Physician
q. Umesh Vyas-RLS review article. Under review.
r. Mohammad T. Akbar-Fibrothorax hiddened in morbid obesity. Case report submitted to Chest 2010, sleep disordered breathing in asthma population, sleep and markers of cardiovascular disease. Award winner at conference.
s. Mohammad T. Akbar-Right heart echo findings in OSA and effects of CPAP. Accepted for Poster presentation at CHEST 2011.
t. Sarna Patel-GI effects of CPAP 2011 to present.
Residents
a. Smita Patel- Sleep medicine elective, sleep research project and career advisor 2004-2005
b. Arshana Desphande- Research in sleep medicine 2004-2005
c. Vashalli Hotanalli-RLS in liver transplant recipients 2007-2009
d. Ajay Sehgel-Autonomic dysfunction and sleep 2010-present
Faculty
a. Syed Rizvi-
a. RLS in liver transplant (2009 to present), Article in submission
b. OSA in liver transplants (2010 to present), IRB approved, enrolling subjects
Polysomnography Technicians Education series:
Nursing Education:
(FMLH-GI RN lecture series)
WCTC Nursing CME course
MCW student/faculty/residents and clinical/research fellows mentored
Medical Students
Graduate Students
Clinical/Research Fellows
a. Ali Raza- Sleep Medicine tutoring/clinical skills to qualify for sleep boards 2003-2005
b. Erhan Dinzer-Research project in sleep medicine, clinical skills to qualify for sleep boards 2003-2005 with research on going
c. Reghu Krisnamurthy- sleep medicine tutoring to qualify for sleep boards 2003-2005
d. Sunil Sharma- sleep medicine review article, research project development 2004-2005
e. Nelish Gupta- sleep medicine tutoring/clinical skills to qualify for sleep boards 200-2006
f. Zack Webb- sleep medicine tutoring/clinical skills to prepare for sleep boards during Neurophys. fellowship 2004-2005
g. Neeraj Gupta- research in sleep medicine, advisor for career in sleep medicine 2005-2006
h. Wendy Zouras-clinical pulmonary medicine continuity advisor, case presentation national meeting
i. Marwan Mouammar- clinical pulmonary medicine continuity advisor, sleep medicine research 2006-present
j. Valarie Bonne- case presentation national meeting 2007
k. Todd Gienapp- case presentation national meeting 2007
l. Tarif Smadi- sleep medicine research and peer reviewed case report and review of the literature 2006 to present
m. James Roy- sleep medicine research 2006-2007
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Bajaj JS, Hafeezullah M, Franco R, Saeian K. Effect of enforced sleep deprivation on minimal hepatic encephalopathy Gastroenterology and Hepatology. February 2009;5(2 SUPPL. 8):6-7.
2. Vyas U, Franco R. REM behavior disorder (RBD) as an early marker for development of neurodegenerative diseases British Journal of Medical Practitioners. March 2012;5(1).
3. Bandla H, Franco RA, Simpson D, Brennan K, McKanry J, Bragg D. Assessing learning outcomes and cost effectiveness of an online sleep curriculum for medical students. J Clin Sleep Med. 2012 Aug 15;8(4):439-43. PMCID: PMC3407263
4. Ali MS, Franco R, Dhotre D, Rao N. Tumour necrosis factor (TNF) inhibitor-induced isolated pleural granulomas: a rare adverse effect. BMJ Case Rep. 2017 Jun 18;2017. PMCID: PMC5534705
5. Sajawal Ali M, Ciftci Olsen F, Franco R. Primary Cavitary Sarcoidosis: A Diagnostic Challenge for the Clinician Archivos de Bronconeumologia. July 2018;54(7):387.
 
Abstracts
1. Franco R, Hsu J, Nelin L, Dunning M, Presberg KW. Exhaled Nitric Oxide Production in Interstitial Lung Disease. Accepted for presentation at the 1997 International American Thoracic Society Meeting. Am J Resp Crit Care Medicine 155: A311, 1997.
2. Ashwathnarayan R, Saiean K, Franco J, Daniel J, Franco R. Restless Legs Syndrome Diminishes Quality of Life in Chronic Liver Disease. AGA Meeting 2005. Hawaii.
3. H. Bandla, T Rice, R Franco, T Feroah, K Poindexter, D Simpson. Sleep Medicine Education-Medical College of Wisconsin Experience. APSS presentation. Sleep 28: A337
4. Franco R, Franco J, Siaien, K, Despande A. Prevalence of Restless Legs Syndrome in Liver Disease. An Interim Analysis. APSS presentation 2005. Sleep 28: A269, 2005
5. Franco R, Pfeifer K, Bandla H, Raza M, Simpson D. Innovative Teaching Method Incorporating Sleep Medicine Education for Medicine Residents Improves Sleep Medicine Knowledge. APSS presentation. Sleep 28: A336
6. Hari PR Bandla, R Franco, T Feroah, T B Rice, K Poindexter, D Simpson: Integrated Selective - an innovative educational tool for teaching pediatric sleep medicine. Pediatric Sleep Medicine; priorities for research, policy and education. Amelia Island, Florida, Feb18-20, 2005.
7. Bandla H, Feroah T, Franco R, Rice T. Integrative Instruction in Sleep Medicine: Incorporation Basic Sciences into a Clinical Rotation for Medicine Students. Presentation at the Central Group on Educational Affairs Spring Conference. March 18, 2004
8. K Poindexter, H Bandla, R Franco, D Torre, D Simpson Is E-learning the best ROI answer to your educational problem. WCGE Meeting March 20, 2005
9. Franco R, Smadi T. Cheyne-Stokes Respiration Caused by Severe Cervical Stenosis. Chest Meeting Abstracts 2006 130;346S
10. Franco R, Mouammar M, Woodson BT, Smadi T, Battistini H. Possible New etiology for the Vagus Nerve Stimulator Causing Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Chest Meeting Abstracts 2006 130; 346S.
11. R Franco, H Bandla, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, J McKanry, A Maguire, D Simpson. Sleep Medicine education at MCW. MCW Educational Conference May 31, 2006
12. H Bandla, R Franco, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, A Maguire, D Simpson. Equivalence of Self-Paced Electronic Learning and Traditional Face-to-face Sleep Medicine Education in Medical School. APSS Presentation 2006. Sleep 29: A356
13. R Franco, H Bandla, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, J McKanry, A Maguire, D Simpson. Cost-Benefit Analysis of E-Learning vs. Face-to-Face Format for Sleep Medicine Education for Medical Students. APSS presentation 2006. Sleep 29:A355
14. R Franco, K Poindexter, J Palmo Siso, D Bragg, J McKanry, A Maguire, D Simpson, , H Bandla. Constructing Enduring Electronic Sleep Medicine Education for Medical Students. APSS presentation 2006. Sleep 29: A356
15. S Patel, D Bragg, R Franco. Assessment of Sleep Knowledge in Physicians Caring for Pregnant Patients. APSS presentation 2006. Sleep 29: A355
16. J.W. Roy, M.D., Ph.D., H.E. Dincer, M.D., N. Gupta, M.D., R.J. Thielke, Ph.D., T. Woods, M.D., F.J. Soto, M.D. and R.A. Franco, M.D. An interim analysis of the impact of CPAP compliance on echocardiography. ATS International Conference San Francisco CA AJRCCM 175, A705
17. Morbidity of Obstructive Sleep Apnea in Asthmatics Managed by Consensus Guidelines. T.Smadi, SM Perry, RA Franco, IA Gilbert. ATS presentation 2007. AJRCCM 175, A827.
18. J.W. Roy, M.D., Ph.D., H.E. Dincer, M.D., N. Gupta, M.D., R.J. Thielke, Ph.D., T. Woods, M.D., F.J. Soto, M.D. and R.A. Franco, M.D. An interim analysis of the impact of CPAP compliance on serum markers in Obstructive Sleep Apnea Syndrome. APSS International Meeting 2007. Sleep 30, A178.
19. M Mouammar, W Zouras, K Pfeifer, R Franco. An educational Workshop for residents improves awareness of sleep disorders in adults but does not change practice habits. Chest Meeting Abstracts 2007. 132: 652b.
20. J S Bajaj, M Hafeezullah, R Franco, K Saeian. Effect of Enforced Sleep Deprivation on Minimal Hepatic Encephalopathy. AASLD International Conference San Francisco CA 2008.
21. JS Bajaj, M. Hafeezullah, R Franco, K Saeian. Ghrelin secretion is altered in sleep and enforced sleep deprivation in cirrhosis compared to controls: Association with sleep disturbances? (781316) has been selected as a Poster of Distinction during Digestive Disease Week. New Orleans, LA, May 1 - May 5, 2010.
 
Non-Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Video/Software Module
2. Sleep Medicine Medical Student Modules- Circadian Rhythms and science of sleep, Parasomnias, Sleep Apnea, and Narcolepsy 2004. Property of ASMF. (See grant).