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Franco, Veronica MD


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473 W 12th Ave
Columbus, OH 43210

Phone: (614) 293-4967

Email: franco.25@osu.edu

 

Current OSU Appointments

Assistant Professor-Clinical, Cardiovascular Medicine

Physician, FGP-Cardiovascular Medicine

 

Academic Advising

Michael Milks, 4th year medical student September 2010 through April 2011. Presentation at the Honor Students Quality Improvemet Project, Research Project: Early outpatient follow up after dscharge for congestive heart failute, and AIM: evaluating readmission rates (within one month of discharge) of patients before and after the implementation of the CHF "transition" clinic program.

Certifications

2005 - present Specialist in Clinical Hypertension: American Society of Hypertension
2006 - present Nuclear Cardiology: American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
2007 - present Cardiovascular Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine
2010 - present Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant Cardiology: American Board of Internal Medicine
2002 - 2012 Internal Medicine: American Board of Internal Medicine
 

Chapters in Books

Franco V, Oparil S. "Women's Health - Hormone replacement treatment.." In Gavras H (ed.) The Year in Hypertension 2004. -. Oxford: Clinical Publishing Ltd, January 2004.

Franco V, Calhoun D, Oparil S. "Pathophysiology of Hypertension." In Elliott WJ, Black HR (eds.). Hypertension: A Companion Text to Braunwald's Heart Disease. -. Philadelphia, PA, US|USA: W.B. Suanders Co., January 2006.

Franco V.. "Pulmonary Hypertension." In Cardiology Review, R. Baliga (ed). -. Columbus: McGraw Hill, January 2009.

 

Degrees

1998 M.D., Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia

2007 None Indicated, University of Alabama Birmingham

 

Editorial Activities

present Hypertension Circulation
present Circulation Heart Failure
present Circulation
present American Journal of Cardiology
present Section Editor: Pulmonary Diseases. In: Baliga R (ed). Cardiology Review. 2011 McGraw Hill.
present Pulmonary Medicine
2010 - present Abstract Reviewer: ISHLT annual meeting (section of pulmonary hypertension)
 

Honors

2002 Best Clinical Vignette. American College of Physicians.
2003 Wyeth/Women in Cardiology Travel Award. American Heart Association.
2004 Young Investigator Award 1st Place. Southern Society for Clinical Investigator.
2004 Council Basic Cardiovascular Sciences, Minority Travel Award. American Heart Association.
2004 3rd Place Abstract Competition. American College of Cardiology Alabama Chapter.
2005 Young Investigators' Forum Finalist. Northwestern University Medical School.
2005 Young Investigator Award. American Society of Hypertension.
2005 Bristol Myers Squibb Travel Award. American College of Cardiology.
2005 1st Place Abstract Competition. American College of Cardiology Alabama Chapter.
2005 Trainee Research Award. Southern Society for Clincal Inverstigation.
2005 Council on Clinical Cardiology, Travel Award. American Heart Association.
2006 Best Research Fellow. University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2007 - present Minority Mentoring Program. American Heart Association.
2008 - 2012 CAPS program (clinical preceptorship). CAPS Program (clinical perceptorship).
2013 Honorable Mention: International Society for Heart & Lung Transplantation Leach-Abramson-Imhoff Links Travel Award. International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation.
 

Journal Articles

Franco V, Oparil S. "Hormone replacement therapy and hypertension." Current Opinion in Nephrology and Hypertension. Vol. 11, (January 2002.): 229-235.

Xing,D,Q; Feng,J,A; Franco,V; Wang,D,J; Oparil,S; Chen,Y,F. "Myofibroblast transformation and collagen deposition in hearts of atrial natriuretic peptide-null mice are enhanced in response to pressure overload stress compared to wild-type controls." CIRCULATION. Vol. 110, no. 17. (October 2004.): 96-96.

Franco V, Oparil S, Carretero O. "Hypertensive therapy: Part II." Circulation. Vol. 109, (January 2004.): 3081-3088.

Franco V, Oparil S, Carretero O. "Hypertensive therapy: Part I." Circulation. Vol. 109, (January 2004.): 2953-2958.

Franco,V; Chen,Y,F; Oparil,S; Feng,J,A; Wang,D,J; Hage,F; Perry,G. "Atrial natriuretic peptide dose-dependently inhibits pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling." HYPERTENSION. Vol. 44, no. 5. (November 2004.): 746-750.

Tallaj J, Franco V, Rayburn, BK, Pinderski L, Benza, RL, Pamboukian S, Foley B, Bourge RC. "Response of doxorubicin-induced cardiomyopathy to the current management strategy of heart failure." Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Vol. 24, (January 2005.): 2196-2201.

Franco,Veronica; Oparil,Suzanne. "Is there a new treatment for hypertensive disease in the horizon? Role of soluble guanylate cyclase." HYPERTENSION. Vol. 48, no. 5. (November 2006.): 822-823.

Franco V, Oparil S. "Salt sensitivity, a determinant of blood pressure, cardiovascular disease and survival." Journal of the American College of Nutrition. Vol. 3 Suppl, (January 2006.): 247S-255S.

Franco V, Chen YF, Feng JA, Li P, Wang D, Hasan E, Oparil S, Perry GJ. "Eplerenone prevents adverse cardiac remodelling induced by pressure overload in atrial natriuretic peptide-null mice." Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology. Vol. 33, (January 2006.): 773-779.

Os I, Franco V, Kjeldsen SE, Manhem K, Devereux RB, Gerdts E, Hille DA, Lyle PA, Okin PM, Dahlof B, Oparil S. "Effects of losartan in women with hypertension and left ventricular hypertrophy: results from the Losartan Intervention for Endpoint Reduction in Hypertension Study." Hypertension. Vol. 51, no. 4. (January 2008.): 1-6.

Tallaj JA, Franco V, Rayburn BK, Pamboukian SV, Benza RL, Kriklin JK, McGiffin DC, Smallfield M, Bourge RC. "Safety and Efficacy of Ibutilide in Heart Transplant Recipients." Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation. Vol. 28, no. 5. (January 2009.): 505-507.

Maurer MM, Burkoff D, Maybaum S, Franco V, Vittorio TJ, Williams P, White L, Kamalakkannan G, Myers J, Mancini DM. "A Multicenter Study of Noninvasive Cardiac Output by Bioreactance during Symptom-Limted Exercise." J Card Fail. Vol. 75, (January 2009.): 689-699.

Crestanello JA, Daniels C, Franco V, Raman Sv. "Pre- and postoperative evaluation of partial anomalous pulmonary venous return by 3-dimensional cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging and cardiovascular computer tomography." Tex Heart Inst J. Vol. 37, (January 2010.): 113-115.

Franco V. "Cardiopulmonary exercise test in chronic heart failure: beyond peak oxygen consumption.." Current Heart Failure Reports. Vol. 8, no. 1. (March 2011.): 45-.

Houmsse M; Franco V; Abraham WT. "Epidemiology of sudden cardiac death in patients with heart failure.." Heart Failure Clinics. Vol. 7, no. 2. (April 2011.): 147-.

Franco,Veronica. "Right Ventricular Remodeling in Pulmonary Hypertension." HEART FAILURE CLINICS. Vol. 8, no. 3. (July 2012.): 403-?.

 

Reference Works

January 2003 Tallaj J, Franco V, Rayburn B, Pinderski L, Benza R, Foley B, Bourge R."Response of Doxorubicin-Induced cardiomyopathy to the management of heart failure." Denver. : S86
January 2004 Franco V, Feng JA, Perry G, Novak L, Fintel M, Chen YF, Oparil S."Impaired ventricular function and increased cardiac collagen in atrial natriuretic peptide-null exposed to pressure overload" . : S278
January 2004 Franco V, Chen YF, Oparil S, Feng JA, Wand D, Fadi H, Perry G."Atrial natriuretic peptide gene load modulates pressure overload-induced cardiac remodeling." . : S40
January 2004 Franco V, Chen YF, Oparil S, Feng JA, Wand D, Fadi H, Perry G."Atrial natriuretic peptide dose dependently inhibits cardiac remodeling after exposure to pressure overload" . : 86A
January 2004 Franco V, Chen YF, Feng JA, Wang D, Oparil S, Perry GJ."Adverse cardiac remodeling and fibrosis induced by pressure overload is prevented by eplerenone in Atrial Natriuretic Peptide null mice." . : S278
January 2004 Xing D, Feng JA, Franco V, Wang D, Oparil S, Chen YF.."Myofibriblast transformation and collagen deposition in hearts of atrial natriuretic peptide null mice are enhanced in responce to pressure overload stress compared to wild type controls" Columbus.
January 2005 Franco V, Chen YF, Feng JA, Wang D, Oparil S, Perry GJ."Eplerenone prevents adverse remodeling induced by pressure overload in Atrial Natriuetic Peptide null mice" .
January 2005 Franco V, Chen YF, Feng JA, Oparil S, Perry GJ."Eplerenone reverses systolic dysfunction induced by pressure overload in atrial natriuretic peptide null mice" . : A153
January 2007 Franco V, Brown TM, Tallaj JA, Sanderson B, Bittner V."Heart Failure Patients Improve their Exercise Capacity after Cardiac Rehabilitation Irrespective of having a Preserved or Depressed Ejection Fraction" . : II
January 2007 Franco V, Tallaj JA, Rayburn BK, Pamboukian SV, Benxa RL, Kirklin JK, McGiffin DC, Smallfield M, Bourge RC."Ibutilide is safe efficatious in heart transplant recipients" Addison.
April 2011 Franco V, Raman S.."Treadmill Stress Cardiac Magnetic Resonance to Evaluate RV Function and Hemodynamic Response to Exercise in a Patient with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." .
May 2011 RP Frantz, MD; CD Burger, MD, RJ Oudiz, MD, R Bourge, MD, V Franco, MD, A Waxman, MD, PhD, S McDevitt, RN, MSN, ACNP, S Walker, MS."Conversion From Sildenafil to Tadalafil: Initial Results From the Sildenafil to Tadalafil in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (SITAR) Study" New York.

Presentations

"Update in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Presented at Department of Medicine Cardiology Grand Rounds, Scottsdale, AZ. (February 2007)

"Lipid Management Update and Heart Disease Prevention." Presented at Presented at Department of Medicine, Sandusky, Ohio. (July 2008)

"Management of resistant hypertension." Presented at Department of Medicine, Kettering Medical Center, . (October 2008)

"Update in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Presented at Department of Medicine, Wyandot Memorial Hospital, . (July 2008)

"Update in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Presented at Department of Medicine, Southeastern Medical Center, . (August 2008)

"Treatment of resistant hypertension." Presented at Department of Medicine, Genesis Hospital, . (August 2008)

"Update in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Presented at Department of Medicine, Portsmouth Medical Center, . (January 2008)

"Pulmonary Hypertension." Presented at Licking Memorial Hospital, Newark. (January 2008)

"Pulmonary Hypetension Update:Evaluation and Management." Presented at Mount Carmel's Symposium Cardiovascular Care, . (December 2009)

"Things you need to know about your Pulmonary Hypertension." Presented at Ohio State University, Pulmonary Hypertension Support Group, . (May 2010)

"CHF,Pulmonary Edema and LVADS: An Overview." Presented at 7 County EMS week conference, . (May 2010)

"Treadmill Stress Cardiac Magnetic Resonance To Evaluate Right Ventricular Function and Hemodynamic Response to Exercise in a Patient with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Presented at International Society Heart and Lung Transplant, San Diego. (April 2011)

"Early Diagnosis and Treatmetn of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension in Women." Presented at 3rd Women Cardiovascular Health Conference, . (September 2011)

""Pulmonary Hypertension With Left Heart Failure." Presented at International Society Heart and Lung Transplant Meeting, San Diego, California. (April 2011)

"Updates in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension." Presented at Kettering Medical Center, Dayton, Ohio. (October 2012)

"Lipid Mangement Update and Heart Disease Prevention Course at Ohio State University." Presented at Continuing Medical Education, . (May 2012)

 

Professional Activities

present Lab Teacher Assistant. Universiad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
2009 - present Speaker Agreement. United Therapeutics Corporation.
2010 - present Advisory Agreement. Gilead Sciences, Inc..
2010 - present Riociguat Clinical Advisory Board (PH management), Chicago, US. Bayer.
2011 - present Regional Advisory Board (PH management), Miami, US. Gilead.
1994 - 1995 Peruvian Association of Medical Students Annual Meeting. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
1994 - 1995 Institutuional Affairs Office. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
1995 - 1996 Dean's Council for School of Medicine. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
1995 - 1996 Curriculum Committee. Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia.
2002 - 2003 Coronary Care Unit Lecture Series. University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2004 - 2005 Journal Club, Vascular Biology and Hypertension Program. University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2002 - 2006 Introduction to Clinical Medicine. University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2004 - 2006 Journal Club, Division of Cardiovascular Disease. Univesity of Alabama at Birmingham.
2004 - 2006 Clinical Topics, Division of Cardiovascular Disease. University of Alabama at Birmingham.
2006 Haunted 100. American Heart Association. Birmingham, AL.
 

Unpublished Works

Preston, IR, Feldman J, White J. Osjozawar D. Framco V, Burger C, Waxman AB, Hill NS. Transition from Inhaled to Parenteral Trepostinil in Selected patients with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Frantz RP, Durts L, Burger CD, Oudiz Rj, Bourge RC, Franco V, Waxman A, McDevitt S, Walker S.. Conversion From Sildenafil To Tadalafil: Results from the Sildenafil to Tadalafil in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (SITAR) Study..