Dr. Anthony DeFranco, MD

Dr. Anthony DeFranco, MD

Cardiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Anthony DeFranco, MD is a cardiology specialist in Milwaukee, WI and has been practicing for 25 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in cardiology, interventional cardiology, and more.

2801 W Kinnickinnic River Pkwy

Milwaukee, WI 53215

Contact Information

(414) 385-2834

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • American Enterprise Group
  • American Republic
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Bakery & Confectionary Union Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • 18 More

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Top Care Areas

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Pulmonary Hypertension
very high
more than 99% of peers
Pulmonary Valve Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. DeFranco's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

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My Practice Philosophy: It must be...

  • Evidence-based: Grounded in scientific studies 
  • Personalized: I will assess the results of scientific studies, testing, and treatment decisions to you, because you are an individual 
  • Patient Centered: My job is to educate so that you can make your own decisions.
  • Coordinated: With the care that you receive from other physicians
  • Ethical: As your physician, I am responsible to you - not the insurance company, Medicare, or anyone else

More About My Practice

First, I am a general as well as an interventional cardiologist: I will perform the initial evaluation of any cardiac or vascular problem, discuss treatment options, and if you need a sub-specialist, I will help you find just the right physician.Second, if your problem involves coronary artery disease, I can determine if a "stress" test, catheterization, or interventional procedure (such as a stent) is needed, and I can perform these procedures for you. Third, if you have a potential dysrhythmia (disorder of heart rhythm) I will establish the correct diagnosis and treatment, and in some cases, identify the best sub-specialist if additional treatment is necessary. And if you have a valvular or other structural heart disease, I can perform your echocardiogram and, if necessary, identify another specialist for your treatment."

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3  Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Cardiology

3  Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Interventional Cardiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

54  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm and Dissection of Heart
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Coronary Artery Dissection
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease
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14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Wisconsin.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Yale University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals and Health System
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • University Of Chicago Hospitals and Health System
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1993
  • The Cleveland Clinic Foundation
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Senator Robert Emerson Award for Community Service in Medical Care, 2003
  • The Philip E. Sheridan Prize, Tufts University School of Medicine, 1985
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society, 1984
  • Consultant of the Year, McLaren Regional Medical Family Practice Teaching Service, 2001
  • Top Doctors in America: Cardiologists, 2000-2003
Media & Publications
  • Transfer Status for emergency percutaneous coronary interventions: An important predictor of worse prognosis, 2003

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. DeFranco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. DeFranco to family and friends
28 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (28)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. DeFranco's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

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Given the sudden and unexpected referrals to see Dr. DeFranco, I was most impressed his staff & Dr.s knowledge of my cardio-history, the willingness to answer my questions and concerns about the planned/possible treatments in clear and concise language relieved my worst worries to a let's do it!...more
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