Michael J. Franco, MD

4.72 out of 5 (188 ratings, 49 reviews)
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Cooper University Health Care Titles

  • Plastic Surgeon
  • Hand Surgeon

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University Titles

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Plastic Surgery

Professional Type

Cooper University Physician



About Me

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.

Office Locations

Camden, Cherry Hill
Cooper Multispecialty Center at Camden Campus

Three Cooper Plaza
Suite 104
Camden , NJ 08103
Phone: 856.968.8695
Fax: 856.968.8206
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Cooper Bone and Joint Institute at Cherry Hill

2339 Route 70 West
2nd Floor
Cherry Hill , NJ 08002
Phone: 856.751.6464
Fax: 856.536.1471
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Education & Training

Medical SchoolTemple University, Philadelphia, PA
InternshipSurgery - Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
ResidencyPlastic Surgery - Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO
FellowshipHand Surgery - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Special Interests

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