Dr. Maria L. Franco-Lipat, M.D.


A native of the Philippines, Dr. Franco-Lipat is a Board Certified Pediatrician who has provided care for our young patients since September 2006.

Dr. Franco-Lipat graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree from University of the Philippines (Quezon City) and in the top 20% of her class from University of the Philippines College of Medicine (Manila) where she was awarded her doctorate degree. She served her internship at Philippine General Hospital in Manila and residencies in Family Practice at U.S. Naval Hospital - Subic Bay (Philippines) and in Pediatrics at Newark Beth Israel Hospital.

After completing her residency at Beth Israel, Dr. Franco-Lipat was an Attending Physician at United Hospitals Medical Center Pediatric Evening Clinic in Newark. Prior to joining Metropolitan Family Health Network, she was a Physician Leader for the New Jersey Immunization Collaborative and Attending Physician in the Pediatric Clinic at the Jersey City Family Health Center where she was also a Preceptor for Medical Students and Physician Assistants.

Dr. Franco-Lipat is fluent in English, Spanish and Tagalog.