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Veronica Franco, MD

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(614) 293-6081

I specialize in:

  • Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Heart-Assist Devices
  • Hypertension, Pulmonary

Biography:

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.

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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

Fellowships

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

Residencies

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

Medical Degree

M.D.
Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia
3/1/1998

Additional Languages I Speak
  • Spanish
My Department

Internal Medicine