A graduate of Beloit College with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry, Dr. Franco earned his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.
Dr. Franco served his residency in Plastic Surgery at Saint Louis University School of Medicine. There, he was chief resident from 2010-2011. In 2011, he completed additional training at Chan Gung Hospital in Taiwan with a focus on microsurgery primarily in cancer reconstruction, followed by a fellowship at Gent University Hospital in Belgium where he specialized in breast reconstruction and fat transfer.
He is currently Clinical Faculty at The University of Texas Dell Medical School. He also is a reviewer for the Aesthetic Journal and Annals of Plastic Surgery where he reviews the articles for publication from other plastic surgeons around the world. He is currently the president of the Austin Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons. He is also an active member of the Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons, American Society of Plastic Surgeon and American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgeons.
Dr. Franco has been featured in magazines such as Miami Shoot, Miami Herald and Med Aesthetics for his expertise in aesthetic surgery. He also hosts the hit podcast Plastic Surgery Untold.
He is a national trainer for several industry leaders such as Revelle Aesthetics, Apex Medical, Bioaesthetics and Dominion Aesthetics. Dr. Franco also hosts and teaches several courses for ASAPS at their national meeting annually. He travels nationally to speak on a wide range of topics such as the weight loss revolution, plastic surgery solutions, luxury legs and social media marketing endeavors.
Dr. Franco also currently serves on the advisory board for Realself, Yes Doctor, Bioaesthetics and Apex Medical to help further the expansion of medica knowledge.
Along with his national training and speaking Dr. Franco has established Austin Plastic Surgeon that has grown from one provider 6 years ago to seven providers and three offices in two cities.