Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician
4.6 out of 5
  • 173 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 35 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

614-293-7677

About Me

Veronica Franco, MD, FACC, is director of the Exercise Physiology/Metabolic Exercise Testing Program and an assistant professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Franco earned her medical degree from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. She completed her residency in internal medicine and received her master’s degree in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Franco also completed a clinical fellowship in cardiology and advanced heart failure, pulmonary vascular disease and transplantation, as well as a research fellowship in the Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Dr. Franco actively participates in clinical and research activities for patients with pulmonary hypertension and advanced heart failure. She recently started a resistant hypertension clinic in an effort to treat patients with early heart failure and reduce morbidity and mortality. Dr. Franco has published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and is a frequent presenter on heart failure and pulmonary vascular disease.

She is a member of numerous professional societies, including the American College of Cardiology, the American Heart Association and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

Dr. Franco’s interest in cardiopulmonary exercise testing has resulted in her current involvement in studies evaluating noninvasive cardiac output during exercise, as well as submaximal cardiopulmonary exercise systems in heart failure and pulmonary hypertension patients.
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Transplantation
  • Coronary Care Units
  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hypertension

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

MD
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
3/1/1998


University of Alabama at Birmingham
6/30/2000


University of Alabama at Birmingham
6/30/2002


University of Alabama at Birmingham
6/30/2006

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/20/2002

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
11/8/2010

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
10/31/2007

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

More About My Work

Reviews

The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

173 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.6 out of 5
  • Reviewed on May 01, 2019

    Dr. Franco, is the best. She saved my dad's life on NUMEROUS occasions. Last year, I found out I also found out I had heart disease. I knew right away I wanted Dr. Franco in charge of my care.

  • Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019

    Just OK. Very to the point.

  • Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

    Dr. Franco is a wonderful caring doctor she is the best.

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2019

    Straightforward - asked questions - explained reasons for changes of meds etc.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

    very thorough in discussing the plan for my care.

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

    I would love to have Dr. Franco as a close personal friend, not only is she a knowledgeable Doctor but clearly a kind and caring person with a good sense of humor.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2018

    Always professional & very pleasant!!

  • Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

    No bad.

  • Reviewed on Nov 21, 2018

    I love them all they do a great job. Thank you OSU.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Franco has reported no relationships with companies or entities.