Francine M. Baran M.D.

Francine M. Baran M.D.

Specialties and Expertise

Cataracts, Glaucoma , Ophthalmology, Primary Care - Pediatrics, Strabismus


Eye Institute




Primary Location

Eye Institute at Harborview

908 Jefferson St., 7th Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: 206.520.5000|Map It 


Dr. Baran received her M.D. 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, D.C. Dr. Baran is committed is to providing children a comfortable and friendly environment so they feel at ease during eye exams. She understands that an unfamiliar environment can be intimidating; so she tries to make the whole experience as much fun as possible, which makes each day an exciting opportunity to help young people.

Good vision is essential for proper physical and emotional development, as well as, educational progress in growing children. She aims to empower her adult patients to understand their medical condition and take an active role in their care. She also believes that listening is the first step in treating a patient's medical condition.

Patient Care Philosophy

I love making a difference in children's lives by helping care for one of their most precious abilities—their sight.

Personal Interests

Dr. Baran lives in Seattle, Washington, with her husband. Her personal interests include jogging, pure barre, traveling and cooking.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric ophthalmology, glaucoma, amblyopia, strabismus, pediatric and adult cataracts, congenital anomalies, ptosis and nasolacrimal duct obstruction.

Scope of Care


Research Interests

Myopia, treatment of nasolacrimal duct obstruction and ocular colobomas. She is an active principal investigator within PEDIG (Pediatric Eye Disease Investigator Group).


Drexel University College of MedicineMedical education2001


Board Certifications

American Board of OphthalmologyOphthalmology2007
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