Michael J. Franco, MD
Cooper University Health Care Titles
- Plastic Surgeon
- Hand Surgeon
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles
- Assistant Professor of Surgery
- American Board of Plastic Surgery
Cooper University Physician
Michael J. Franco, MD, is a board-certified plastic surgeon and hand surgeon at Cooper University Health Care. His expertise is in congenital and pediatric hand surgery, reconstructive surgery and hand and nerve conditions. His other clinical interests include brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries, peripheral nerve surgery in the upper and lower extremities, distal radius fractures, tendon injuries, arthritis of the hand, and lower extremity reconstruction.
Dr. Franco is a member of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons and the American Society for the Surgery of the Hand. He earned his medical degree from Temple University in Philadelphia, PA. He completed an internship and his residency in plastic surgery at the Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO and a fellowship in hand surgery at the University of Virginia.
Cooper Multispecialty Center at Camden Campus
Education & Training
|Medical School||Temple University, Philadelphia, PA|
|Internship||Surgery - Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO|
|Residency||Plastic Surgery - Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO|
|Fellowship||Hand Surgery - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA|
Brachial plexus and peripheral nerve injuries, peripheral nerve surgery in the upper and lower extremity, distal radius fractures, tendon injuries, congenital hand differences, arthritis of the hand, lower extremity reconstruction, general reconstructive plastic surgery
- American Society of Plastic Surgeons
- American Society for Surgery of the Hand
Awards and Honors
- SJ Magazine "Top Docs" - 2020
Franco MJ, Nicoson MC, Parikh RP, Tung TH. Lower Extremity Reconstruction with Free Gracilis Flaps J Reconstr Microsurg. 2016 Dec 26. doi: 10.1055/s-0036-1597568.
Nicoson MC, Franco MJ, Tung TH. Donor nerve sources in free functional gracilis muscle transfer for elbow flexion in adult brachial plexus injury Microsurgery. 2016 Oct 5. doi: 10.1002/micr.30120.
Franco MJ, Phillips BZ, Lalchandani GR, Mackinnon SE. Decompression of the Superficial Peroneal Nerve: Clinical Outcomes and Anatomic Study J Neurosurg. 2016. Apr 22: 1-6
Moore AM, Franco M, Tung TH. Motor and Sensory Nerve Transfers in the forearm and Hand Plast Recontr Surg. 2014, Oct; 134: 721-30
Phillips BZ, Franco MJ, Yee A, Tung TH, Mackinnon SE, Fox IK. Direct Radial to Ulnar Nerve Transfer to Restore Intrinsic Muscle Function in Combined Proximal Median and Ulnar Nerve Injury: Case Report and Surgical Technique J Hand Surg Am. 2014, July; 39: 1358-62