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meet dr. michael j. defranco, M.D.


Shoulder Surgery

  • Harvard Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
    • Massachusetts General Hospital
    • Brigham & Women’s Hospital
  • European Shoulder Surgery Fellowship
    • Annecy, France
    • Lyon, France
    • Zurich, Switzerland

Sports Medicine
Rush University Medical Center

Orthopedic Surgery Residency
The Cleveland Clinic

Medical School
Case Western Reserve School of Medicine


  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Surgical Expertise: Shoulder Disorders & Sports Injuries


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