Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco, MD

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5
  • 94 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 35 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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
  • Organ Transplantation
  • 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

Medical School

Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima 31, Peru,
4/1/1990 - 3/1/1998


University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

7/1/1999 - 6/30/2000


University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002


University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL

7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Advanced Heart Failure & Transplant Cardiology)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

More About My Work


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.

94 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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 Jul 27, 2021


  • Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

    It is always great seeing Dr. Frank. LOVE HER she is always concerned about my health. Wonderful caring person.

  • Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

    Dr. Franco is always very friendly and caring and concerned with my symptoms and tries her best to find out what is wrong.

  • Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

    She was excellent provider.

  • Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

    Good she listened to me, everything, she was very professional and friendly. Comfortable to be with.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    She was very attentive to my questions and if she did not have the answer would check for me to get the correct information.

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2021

    I have NO problems with Dr. Franco.

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

    Doctor is wonderful!!!

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2021

    They listen well & talk to you like a regular person.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Franco has reported no relationships with companies or entities.