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Francine M. Baran, MD

Francine M. Baran, MD

Ophthalmology, Vascular Anomalies

On staff since January 2007

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

"I love making a difference in children's lives by helping care for one of their most precious abilities: their sight. I've always had steady hands and enjoyed work that requires precision. After entering medical school, I discovered that ophthalmology fit my strengths. Plus, the lasers and imaging technology appealed to the sci-fi side of my personality. As a doctor at Seattle Children's, what I enjoy most about my work is following kids over time and knowing that the surgery I performed or the glasses I prescribed are helping them reach their full potential."


AudreyPuyallup WA07.30.14
Our family loves Dr. Baran. Dr Baran is very sweet, gentle and informative. She has handled every appointment with my daughter gracefully and treats her patients as if they were her own children. I wouldnt see any other provider. My three year old looks forward to her visits with Dr. Baran. Thank You Dr. Baran!
JonathanBuckley, WA02.15.13
Dr. Baran and her entire team are wonderfully kind. My son first saw them at 13 months old. They explained to doubtful parents patiently and "played" with Jonathan so that going back is fun. I am so grateful to have found her after a discouraging encounter with our local pediatric opthmalogist. We leave on a positive note, even if my son's prescription is worriesome, she talks us through our anxieties.
Dear Dr. Baran, Today I saw my first 3D movie. I couldn't believe it! It was so awesome! It was because of the great surgery you did last time. Thank you so much, Kayden Kummer age 8
MariaLake Tapps, WA02.03.12
Dr. Baran and Miss Jenny are absolutely wonderful. Dr. Baran did surgery on my daughter Taylor when she was just 2, and the results have been excellent. Both Dr. B and Jenny have wonderful patient manners and my kids actually argue over whose turn it is to see them next! Thank you for everything! Maria Holt, Christopher and Taylor
HeidiKetchikan, Alaska11.21.11
Dr. Baran has been my sons eye doctor for over 4 years now. She has done several surgeries on him and always takes the time to talk with me and with him. She is amazing and I am thankful to have her as part of our medical team...
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Board Certification(s)
Medical/Professional School
Drexel University of College of Medicine, Philadelphia
Ophthalmology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Ophthalmology, Children's National Medical Center, Washington
Clinical Interests

Strabimus, nasolacrimal duct disorders, ptosis, pediatric cataracts, pediatric glaucoma, amblyopia and systemic diseases that affect the eye.

Research Focus Area

Translational Research


Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction: delineation of anatomic abnormalities with 3-dimensional reconstruction.
Archives of ophthalmology , 2012 Jul 1: 130(7)842-8


Presentations TitleEventLocationDate
Failed Nasolacrimal Stent in Trisomy 21: Retrospective Case SeriesCostenbader SocietySquaw Peak, CaliforniaAug. 6, 2011
"Im Having a Difficult Time Seeing the Whiteboard at School: Family with Dominant Optic Neuropathy"UW Eye InstituteSeattle, WAMarch 23, 2011
"Optic Neuropathy"UW Eye InstituteSeattle, WAJan. 6, 2011
"Congenital Oculomotor III Palsy with Decompensation" UW Eye InstituteSeattle, WAJan. 28, 2010
"Got goblet cell?" Stevens Johnson Syndrome" UW Eye InstituteSeattle, WAOct. 1, 2009
"Management of Chalazion In Kids"UW Eye InstituteSeattle, WAJan. 28, 2009
"Isolated Iris Coloboma: Visual Implications and Systemic Associations" Costenbader Society Annual MeetingSant Fe, NMSept. 12, 2008 - Sept. 13, 2008
"Strabismus Basics: Exotropia and Esotropia for the Pediatrician." Pediatric Associates, Inc PS Bellevue, WASept. 5, 2007
"Retinoblastoma: Screening and Treatment." Seattle Rainier Lions ClubSeattle, WAJune 14, 2007
"Power of the Patch: Amblyopia Treatment Trials." Washington Academy of Eye Physicians and Surgeons May 17, 2007
"Hypotropia and Anomalous Head Position: Diagnosis and Plan." Childrens National Medical CenterJune 2006
"Anomalous Head Position with Nystagmus: Plan."Childrens National Medical CenterWashington, DCMay 2006
How to Examine Children Less than Three Years of Age for Vision Anomalies."American Academy of Pediatrics Super CME CourseWashington, DCApril 2006
"Ptosis and Hypertropia: Diagnosis and Plan." Childrens National Medical CenterWashington, DCApril 2006
"Anterior Segment Anomaly: Diagnosis and Plan." Costenbader Society Hilton Head, SCApril 2006
"Common Pediatric Eyelid Lesions." Childrens National Medical CenterWashington, DCMarch 2006
Anterior Segment Anomaly: Diagnosis and Plan." Uniform Health ServicesWashington, DCJan. 2006
"Optic Nerve Anomalies." Childrens National Medical CenterWashington, DCJan. 2006
"Congenital Eyelid Malformations: Ankyloblepharon." Childrens National Medical Washington, DCNov. 2005
"Management of Lymphangioma." Walter Reed Medical CenterWashington, DCAug. 2005
"Management of Traumatic Hyphema."Childrens National Medical CenterWashington, DCJuly 2005

Primary Office

Seattle Children's
OA.9.220 - Ophthalmology
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

Additional Offices

Seattle Children's Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center
1500 - 116th Ave NE
Bellevue, WA 98004
Harborview Medical Center
HMC Box 359608 - Eye Institute
325 - 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104

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