Dr. Kenneth Franco MD Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon

Dr. Kenneth Franco is a thoracic and cardiac surgeon in Atlanta, Georgia and is affiliated with Grady Memorial Hospital. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 25 years. Dr. Franco accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 2 doctors at Grady Memorial Hospital who specialize in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Thoracic and Cardiac Surgeon: General Cardiac/Thoracic Surgery

Hospital Affiliation

Grady Memorial Hospital

Education & Medical Training

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1982 - 1985

Georgetown University Hospital
Residency, Thoracic Surgery, 1985 - 1986

Brigham and Women's Hospital
Residency, General Surgery, 1981 - 1982

Johns Hopkins University
Residency, General Surgery, 1979 - 1981

New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Campus
Residency, Thoracic Surgery, 1986 - 1988

Georgetown University School of Medicine
Class of 1979

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Surgery
Certified 21 years in Surgery

American Board of Thoracic Surgery
Certified in Thoracic & Cardiac Surgery

CT State Medical License
Active through 2013

GA State Medical License
Active through 2014

Publications & Presentations

Heart xenograft survival with chimeric pig donors and modest immune suppression.
Beschorner, W. E., Sudan, D. L., Radio, S. J., Yang, T., Franco, K. L., Hill, A. C., Shearon, C. C., Thompson, S. C., Dixon, R. S., Johnson, N. D., Kuszynski, C. A., Rubocki, R. J., Lechtenberg, K. F., Matamoros, A., Goertzen, T. C., Fox, I. J., Langnas, A. N.

Pre-transplant analysis of accommodation in donor pigs.
Beschorner, W. E., Shearon, C. C., Yang, T., Langnas, A. N., Thompson, S. C., Zhao, Y., Franco, K. L., Radio, S. J., Sudan, D. L.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Choice HMO
  • BCBS Georgia Blue Open Access POS
  • BCBS Georgia BlueChoice Option POS
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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