Francine M Baran, MD

Francine M Baran, MD


"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."
  • Biography

    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.

    Board Certification(s)



    Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA


    SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


    Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC

    Clinical Interests

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

    Research Focus Area

    Translational Research

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