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Bryan Baranowski, MD, is an electrophysiologist and invasive cardiologist in the Section of Electrophysiology and Pacing in the Robert and Suzanne Tomsich Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, specializing in the diagnosis and management of heart rhythm disorders. He was appointed to the medical staff in 2009. His areas of expertise include catheter ablation of complex arrhythmias and pulmonary vein isolation for atrial fibrillation, as well as device related therapies including the implantation and extraction of pacemakers, defibrillators and CRT-D devices.
A graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Dr. Baranowski served his internship and residency at Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Baltimore, Md. He has been at Cleveland Clinic since 2004, completing a fellowship in cardiovascular medicine here, followed by a fellowship in electrophysiology. During his final fellowship year he served as the Chief Clinical Fellow in Electrophysiology.
In addition to his clinical practice, Dr. Baranowski is actively engaged in cardiovascular research. His interests include electrical therapies for heart failure and ventricular dyssynchrony, and novel therapeutic approaches to patients with rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation.
Dr. Baranowski is the co-author of a number of articles appearing in scientific and medical journals, including a recent his latest paper on the use of a robotic system for atrial fibrillation ablation. He also has had numerous abstracts and presentations at the scientific meetings of the American Heart Association, American College of Cardiology and the Heart Rhythm Society to his credit, as well as a book chapter in Manual of Cardiovascular Medicine by Brian Griffin, MD and Eric Topol, MD.
Dr. Baranowski is board certified in internal medicine, cardiovascular medicine and clinical cardiac electrophysiology. He is a member of the Heart Rhythm Society and the American College of Cardiology.
Arrhythmias, Atrial Fibrillation, Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection, Long QT Syndrome, Biventricular Pacemaker, Catheter Ablation, Electrophysiology Study, Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillation, Lead Extraction, Pulmonary Vein Isolation Ablation
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