Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco, MD

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

Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 76 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 23 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.
  • Named to Castle Connolly's Regional Top Doctors list
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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

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


University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
7/1/1999 - 6/30/2000


University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002


University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006

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.

76 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Dec 06, 2023

    She makes sure I understand what is all going on and what they want to do.

  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2023

    Very good answering questions and going over everything

  • Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

    Very good experience with her. Explained everything that needed to be done and why

  • Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

    Knowledgeable of my conditions and concerns

  • Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

    From the first time I met her, she gave me hope. She diagnosed my problem and I'm feeling so much better. I am 80 yrs. old and feel a new beginning because she gave me hope.

  • Reviewed on Sep 03, 2023


  • Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

    Dr. Franco left a very sour taste. She seemed to push for more meals and more procedures. I explained that I lived quite a distance away and it was difficult to get to her office on a regular basis but she said I HAD to come to her for regular care. She was not sensitive to my needs or concerns.

  • Reviewed on May 11, 2023

    Very helpful in answering my questions.

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Franco has reported no relationships with companies or entities.