Dr. Baran received her Medical Degree at Drexel University in 2001. She interned at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia and completed her ophthalmology residency at SUNY Downstate in New York City. She completed a pediatric ophthalmology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC.

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Undergraduate Education: BS, Chemistry, Washington University, 1987
Medical School: MD, Ophthalmology, Drexel University College of Medicine, 2001       
Internship: Transitional, Albert Einstein Medical Center, 2002        
Residency: Ophthalmology, State University of New York Downstate, 2005  
Fellowship: Pediatric, Children's National Medical Center, 2006
Board Certification: American Board of Ophthalmology, 2007
Memberships: American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO), Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (WAEPS), Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO)
Sub Specialty Societies: American Academy of Pediatric Ophthalmologists and Strabismus Surgeons (AAPOS)

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Academic Interests

Clinical Interests

Dr. Baran’s clinical interests include pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, amblyopia, strabismus.  She also specializes in pediatric and adult cataracts, congenital anomalies, glaucoma, retinopathy of prematurity, ptosis and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Research Focus

Dr. Baran’s research are of interest include myopia, cataracts, retinopathy of prematurity, treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction and ocular colobomas. 

Awards & Honors

2010 Baran FM, “Improper Care of Contact Lenses Can Lead to Eye Infections in Children” edited by Jean Enersen/ KING 5 HealthLink, November 2010

2011 March of Dimes Interview, March 14, 2011


AH Weiss, FM Baran, J Kelly “Congenital Nasolacrimal Duct Obstruction:  Delineation of anatomic abnormalities with 3 dimensional reconstruction” Arch Ophthalmology. 2012;():1-7

Primary Clinical Office

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Seattle Children’s Hospital
Ophthalmology Clinic
4800 Sand Point Way, Ocean 6
Seattle, WA 98105
Clinic Phone: 206-987-2177
Clinic Fax: 206-987-2722

Mailing Address:
Department of Ophthalmology
Seattle Children’s Hospital
4800 Sand Point Way
M/S OA.9.220
Seattle, WA 98105



Cataracts - Pediatric
Pediatric Glaucoma
Pediatric Ophthalmology