|Ricardo Franco, MD
Medical School:Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Residency:Jackson Memorial Hospital / University of Miami, School of Medicine
Dr. Franco is board certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Diseases and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. His interest focuses on interventions to improve access to care and new therapies in Chronic Hepatitis C; clinical management and trials in HCV mono-infection and HIV-HCV co-infection; and the accelerated pathogenesis of HIV-HCV co-infection. Recently, Dr. Franco had coordinated the Hep C Circle of Care award, instrumental in the expansion of the 1917 Viral Hepatitis Clinic. Since then, the 1917 Viral Hepatitits Clinic had developed collaborations with the Liver Center, the Department of Emergency Medicine and Charity Care at UAB, becoming a major point of linkage to Hepatitis C care for a broad referral base in the State of Alabama.