Veronica Franco

Veronica Franco, MD

  • Cardiovascular Disease
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Appointments: (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

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology
  • 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

Residency

Internal Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
7/1/2000 - 6/30/2002

Fellowship

Cardiovascular Medicine
University of Alabama at Birmingham
7/1/2002 - 6/30/2006

More About My Work

My Background

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

Reviews

146 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

Never had a bad experience.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2018

The people are super.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Great dr., love her, very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 02, 2018

Dr. Franco was excellent in treating me.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

She very understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

She carefully listened to my questions and answered them thoroughly.

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Good experience.

Reviewed on May 17, 2018

Excellent, enjoy visits with her.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2018

Not as caring as I hoped she would.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2018

I was well satisfied.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Franco has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-8000.

  • United Therapeutics Corp.