Frank P. LaFranco, M.D. earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Illinois, Chicago. He then went to medical school at the Loyola University, Stritch School of Medicine, in Chicago, IL, where he completed his degree in 1971. He completed his internship as well as his Ophthalmology Residency at the Evanston Hospital, Evanston, IL. Dr. La Franco completed his Retina Fellowship at New York Hospital’s Cornell Medical Center in New York, NY under Dr. Harvey Lincroft.
Dr. LaFranco serves as an Associate Professor at Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. He was appointed Chief of the Division of Ophthalmology and Director of Resident Education for the Evanston Hospital from 1979 to 1999. He is an integral part of the teaching program for the Northwestern’s Vitreoretinal Fellowship program. Dr. LaFranco has contributed to several books and peer-reviewed publications. He has received several awards for his work. Dr. LaFranco is board certified in Ophthalmology, a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, Illinois Association of Ophthalmology, and Chicago Ophthalmology Society.
Dr. LaFranco has presented over thirty national and international conferences on various retinal topics. He is part of the permanent faculty for the International Tubingen Retinal Detachment courses.