Meet Our Doctors: Dr. Israel Franco, MD

Erlanger Urology | Children’s Hospital at Erlanger

Setting the Standard

With 34 years of experience in the field of pediatric urology, Dr. Israel Franco is known for his innovative techniques and dedication to patient care. His development of new artificial intelligence technologies – including an AI bedwetting alarm system – has set the standard for patient support and analysis. “My practice is set apart because we are innovators in the field of pediatric urology,” he says. “We think outside the box and individualize treatment, whether for urinary incontinence or surgical reconstruction.”

Nothing can replace the value of helping a patient understand. If someone needs more time to ask questions, then I want to take the time to answer and explain.”

My Credentials

Medical Degree:

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Bronx, NY


Board-Certified, American Board of Urology

Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section
on Urology


2024 Top Doctors, Castle Connolly

Device Consortium/FDA Award for Innovation, Southwest Pediatrics

Top Doctors, New York Magazine

Top Doctors, Connecticut Magazine

My Specialties

Pediatric Urology

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1. What accolades mean the most to you?

My peer’s recognition that I am a leader in the field and that the work that we do is groundbreaking and sets the standard for how we are to manage neurogenic and incontinence patients.

2. What would you consider to be your main strengths?

I’m an original thinker. I go beyond accepting the standard answer to find the specific reasons for how something works. 

3. What do you see as the most exciting new development for your profession?

The advent of artificial intelligence will improve the quality of medicine across the board and bring other people with less experience up to the level of people with greater experience. This does not necessarily alter the decision-making for the practitioner.

4. What’s the key to making a great first impression?

Know what you’re talking about.

5. What is your philosophy when it comes to the care of your patients?

To do what is best for the patient and take as much time with my patients so they know exactly what needs to be done and what they need to do to get better. 

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