Israel Franco, FAAP, FACS, MD

Pediatric Urologist

The director of the Yale/New Haven Children’s Bladder and Continence Program, Israel Franco, M.D., earned his medical degree from Albert Einstein College and fellowship trained at Children’s Memorial Hospital (renamed Lurie Children’s Hospital) and now has over 25 years of experience as a pediatric urologist. He has been one of the field’s early innovators in laparoscopic surgery and neurourology, was one of the earliest practitioners of biofeedback therapy in the in the US, and regularly participates in clinical research and trials to find new therapies for children with bladder problems. In addition to publishing over 90 articles in peer review journal and contributing 19 chapters to textbooks, Dr. Franco currently serves as treasurer and a board member of the International Children’s Continence Society – which plays a vital role in the education of physicians, nurses, and physiotherapist in the care of children’s urinary and bowel continence issues.