Faculty Profile

Chris Franca, MD

Dr. Franca is a Gastroenterology and Hepatolgy Consultant at Horacio Oduber Hospital in Aruba, with a specific training and interest in advanced endoscopy and hepatolgy. He graduated Cum Laude with his medical degree from Vrije University in Amsterdam. Dr. Franca is fluent in 4 Languages; Dutch, English, Spanish and Papiamento, which is his native language.

Approval by New York State Education Department

Seal of the New York State Education DepartmentOn July 17th, 2020, the New York Board of Regents voted to approve Xavier University School of Medicine Aruba to place students in long-term clinical clerkship in New York State for 7 years. This is the longest term of approval that can be given to an International Medical School.

New York State Education Department approval allows:

• Xavier graduates to enter residency training in New York

• Xavier students to complete all 72 weeks of clinical training in New York teaching hospitals