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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."

Francine M. Baran, MD, is attending physician at Seattle Childrens Hospital and assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Washington School of Medicine. She received her MD at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Philadelphia.

She completed fellowship training in pediatric ophthalmology at Childrens Hospital National Medical Center, Washington, D.C. She specializes in pediatric ophthalmology and adult strabismus. Her interests include resident teaching and the mechanisms behind the development of myopia. She is a principal investigator in the Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group, which is supported by the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Baran is an active member in several local and national medical associations.

Recommendations

  • Audrey Puyallup WA 07.30.14

    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!

  • Jonathan Buckley, WA 02.15.13

    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.

  • kayden Stanwood 06.07.12

    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

  • Maria Lake Tapps, WA 02.03.12

    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

  • Heidi Ketchikan, Alaska 11.21.11

    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...

Overview

Board Certification(s)

Ophthalmology

Medical/Professional School

Drexel University of College of Medicine, Philadelphia

Residency

Ophthalmology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center at Brooklyn, Brooklyn

Fellowship

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

Publications

  • Weiss AH, Baran F, Kelly J
    Congenital nasolacrimal duct obstruction: delineation of anatomic abnormalities with 3-dimensional reconstruction.
    Archives of ophthalmology , 2012 July 1 : 130(7)842-8

Presentations

Presentations Title Event Location Date
Failed Nasolacrimal Stent in Trisomy 21: Retrospective Case Series Costenbader Society Squaw Peak, California Aug. 6, 2011
"Im Having a Difficult Time Seeing the Whiteboard at School: Family with Dominant Optic Neuropathy" UW Eye Institute Seattle, WA March 23, 2011
"Optic Neuropathy" UW Eye Institute Seattle, WA Jan. 6, 2011
"Congenital Oculomotor III Palsy with Decompensation" UW Eye Institute Seattle, WA Jan. 28, 2010
"Got goblet cell?" Stevens Johnson Syndrome" UW Eye Institute Seattle, WA Oct. 1, 2009
"Management of Chalazion In Kids" UW Eye Institute Seattle, WA Jan. 28, 2009
"Isolated Iris Coloboma: Visual Implications and Systemic Associations" Costenbader Society Annual Meeting Sant Fe, NM Sept. 12, 2008 - Sept. 13, 2008
"Strabismus Basics: Exotropia and Esotropia for the Pediatrician." Pediatric Associates, Inc PS Bellevue, WA Sept. 5, 2007
"Retinoblastoma: Screening and Treatment." Seattle Rainier Lions Club Seattle, WA June 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 Center June 2006
"Anomalous Head Position with Nystagmus: Plan." Childrens National Medical Center Washington, DC May 2006
"Anterior Segment Anomaly: Diagnosis and Plan." Costenbader Society Hilton Head, SC April 2006
"Ptosis and Hypertropia: Diagnosis and Plan." Childrens National Medical Center Washington, DC April 2006
How to Examine Children Less than Three Years of Age for Vision Anomalies." American Academy of Pediatrics Super CME Course Washington, DC April 2006
"Common Pediatric Eyelid Lesions." Childrens National Medical Center Washington, DC March 2006
"Optic Nerve Anomalies." Childrens National Medical Center Washington, DC Jan. 2006
Anterior Segment Anomaly: Diagnosis and Plan." Uniform Health Services Washington, DC Jan. 2006
"Congenital Eyelid Malformations: Ankyloblepharon." Childrens National Medical Washington, DC Nov. 2005
"Management of Lymphangioma." Walter Reed Medical Center Washington, DC Aug. 2005
"Management of Traumatic Hyphema." Childrens National Medical Center Washington, DC July 2005