Irving Franco, MD

Irving Franco, MD

Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6697
Desk:
216.444.6719
Fax:
216.445.6179
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Angiography
  • Angioplasty
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Coronary Artery Atherectomy
  • Coronary Balloon Angioplasty (PTCA)
  • Coronary Intervention
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Drug Eluting Stenting
  • FFR determination
  • General Cardiology
  • Intervention Section
  • Intra-aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Rotational Atherectomy
  • Stents
  • Virtual Histology
View all 18 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Bifurcation Blockage
  • Coronary Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Attack
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restenosis
  • Stent Restenosis
  • Total Coronary Occlusions
View all 9 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans
Biography

About Irving Franco, MD

Irving Franco, MD, is an interventional cardiologist in the Cleveland Clinic Department of Interventional Cardiology. In his work as an interventional cardiologist, Dr. Franco’s specialty interests include diagnostic cardiac catheterization, angiography, coronary angioplasty, acute coronary interventions, coronary atherectomy, rotational coronary stenting and laser therapy.

A native of the Dominican Republic and a naturalized U.S. citizen, Dr. Franco received his medical degree from Santo Domingo University. He completed his internship at St. Alexis Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio and his residency at Cleveland Veterans Administration Hospital. Following his clinical training, Dr. Franco received fellowships in clinical cardiology and invasive cardiology from The Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He was appointed to the Cleveland Clinic in 1971.

Dr. Franco’s research has focused primarily on the safe and effective treatment of coronary artery disease, including studies of expandable stents, saphenous vein grafts and guided radio frequency energy ablation. He has published his research findings and his clinical experience in articles and abstracts in leading publications. Most recently, he co-authored an article on peripheral vascular disease, bare metal stenting, and long-term outcomes following coronary stenting.

He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Heart Association (Northeast Ohio Affiliate), and the Ohio State Medical Association.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1971

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1974

Residency - VA Medical Center, Louis Stokes
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1971

Internship - Saint Alexis hospital (see Saint Michael Hosp.)
Rotating
cleveland, OH usa
1968

Medical School - Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
1964

Specialty Interests

Coronary Artery Disease, Stent Restenosis, Total Coronary Occlusions, Angioplasty, Rotational Atherectomy, Stent-Coronary, Coronary Artery Atherectomy, Coronary Intervention, Drug Eluting Stenting, Stents diagnostic cardiac catheterization, angiography and interventional cardiology, coronary angioplasty, acute coronary interventions, coronary atherectomy, rotational coronary stenting, laser therapy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Irving Franco, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/23/2016, 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.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

107 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.3
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2016

again, rushed with Dr. and he talked over me gor 5 minutes.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2016

Very good experience

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2016

Dr. Mark Summers very professional and informative attitude.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2016

I asked about follow up and the doctor did not answered.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016

Didn't give me any follow up instructions Or Any Call from Doctor Franco about my tests he ordered

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2016

Everything was excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2016

They told me every thing I needed to know.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2016

Good.

Related Videos