Veronica Franco, MD
- Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
- Cardiovascular Disease
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About MeVeronica 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.
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Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Internal Medicine
- Heart Failure
- Hypertension, Pulmonary
- Heart Transplantation
- Heart-Assist Devices
- Cardiovascular Diseases
- Coronary Care Units
Locations Where I Practice
Education and Training
University of Alabama at Birmingham
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002
University of Alabama at Birmingham
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006
More About My Work
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Cardiovascular)
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4.6 out of 5
- Explains Things Clearly 4.6
- Listens Carefully 4.6
- Gives Understandable Instructions 4.5
- Knows My Medical History 4.5
- Shows Respect 4.8
- Time Spent Together 4.6
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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.