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Kathleen Franco, MD


Kathleen Franco, MD

Appointed: 1992

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Kathleen Franco, MD
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code NA21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Kathleen Franco, MD
Department: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code NA21
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
Kathleen Franco, MD
Department: Psychiatry and Psychology
Location: Lutheran Hospital
Mail Code NA21
1730 W. 25th Street
Cleveland, OH 44113
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Kathleen Franco, MD, is Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and past Director of Residency Training in Psychiatry,and past Director of Medical Student Training in Psychiatry. She is board-certified in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

Professional Highlights

  • Ohio Academic Challenge Award
  • Dean's Research Award MCO/UT
  • F. M. Douglas Foundation Award
  • Baaken Heart Brain Institute award
  • Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry CWRU

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Child Psychiatry
Toledo, OH USA
Fellowship - Medical College of Ohio
Child & Adolescent Psychology
Toledo, OH USA
Internship - Medical College of Ohio Hospitals
Toledo, OH USA
Medical School - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
Graduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - College of William & Mary
Williamsburg, VA USA


  • Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

consultation liaison psychiatry

Awards & Honors

  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists,
  • Distinguished Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
  • Four "Teacher of the Year" awards (Medical College of Ohio/University of Toledo, University of Vermont, Cleveland Clinic)
  • Association of Academic Psychiatry Region IV Teacher of the Year
  • Bruce Hubbard Stewart Award
  • Nightengale Physician Collaboration Award
  • "Top Docs" Cleveland Magazine
  • "Top Psychiatrist" tie Northern Ohio Live
  • "Best Doctors in America"
  • Henry Hartman AOA Visiting Professor
  • CCLCM Distinguished Faculty Award

Additional Training

  • Stanford Clinical Teaching Program (month long)


  • American Psychiatric Association
  • American College of Physicians
  • American College of Psychiatrists
  • American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/20/2016, Dr. Franco has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers’ discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish