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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Endomyocardial Biopsy
  • Hemodynamic Evaluation
  • Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumping
  • Mechanical Assist Devices
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Second Opinion
  • Swan-Ganz Catheterization
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Right Heart Failure
View all 12 Specialties +


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About David Baran, MD

David A. Baran, MD, serves as Section Head of Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant and Mechanical Circulatory Support (MCS) at Cleveland Clinic Weston Hospital.

Prior to joining Cleveland Clinic, Dr. Baran was System Director for Advanced Heart Failure, Transplant, and Mechanical Circulatory Support at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Virginia. He also served for 14 years as Director of Heart Failure and Transplant Research at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.

Dr. Baran earned his undergraduate degree at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton and his medical degree at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in Tampa. He completed an internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center in New York City. His advanced training includes a clinical cardiology fellowship at New York’s Mount Sinai Medical Center and two fellowships at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, one in congestive heart failure and another in transplant cardiology and mechanical assist device.

As a clinical researcher, Dr. Baran is largely focused on transplant immunosuppression and the management of cardiogenic shock including device therapies. He led the team that created the SCAI Shock classification system, which is used worldwide to describe the severity of cardiogenic shock. His research consists of co-authoring more than 120 peer-reviewed articles, publishing 150 abstracts, and conducting more than 125 lectures/presentations.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Heart Transplant Fellowship
New York, NY

Fellowship - Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Cardiovascular Diseases
New York, NY United States

Residency - New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia Presbyterian Campus
Internal Medicine
New York, NY

Medical Education - University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine
Tampa, FL United States

Professional Highlights

  • Section Head, Heart Failure, Transplant and MCS, Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Led team establishing SCAI Shock Staging which is used worldwide
  • Prospective trial of reduced immunosuppression in adult heart transplant recipients


  • Internal Medicine - Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Awards & Honors

  • University Scholar, College of Natural Science, Florida Atlantic University 1988

    - Award for outstanding scholarship in the class of 1988, College of Natural Science.

    Infectious Diseases Special Contribution, Tampa General Hospital, May 1992

    - Designed ID consult database for the Department, to allow tracking of patients seen in consult, allowing trend analysis, and data collection for potential research projects.

    Letter of Commendation, Department of Medicine, Presbyterian Hospital 1993

    - Outstanding medical student teaching, based on confidential student evaluations.

    Elected to Fellowship, American College of Cardiology, 2000

    Mt. Sinai Hospital Team Excellence Award, 2001

    - Overall excellence of cardiac transplant team, shared by all members

    Mentor, Fellow recipient of Abstract Travel Award. Transplant Summit 2005: Defining the Future. San Francisco, October 26-28, 2005.

    Mentor, Fellow recipient of Abstract Travel Award. Transplant Summit 2007: Defining the Future. Chicago, October 23-25, 2007.

    Mentor, Fellow recipients of Travel Grant Award. AST Fellow in Transplant Training Seminar, Grapevine, Texas, Oct 2009

    Mentor, Fellow recipients of Travel Grant Award. AST Fellow in Transplant Training Seminar, Grapevine, Texas, Oct 2010

    Mentor, Fellow recipients of Travel Grant Award. AST Fellow in Transplant Training Seminar, Grapevine, Texas, Oct 2011

    Mentor, Fellow recipients of Travel Grant Award. AST Fellow in Transplant Training Seminar, Grapevine, Texas, Oct 2012

    Mentor, Fellow recipients of Travel Grant Award. AST Fellow in Transplant Training Seminar, Grapevine, Texas, Oct 2013

    Elected to Fellowship, Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention, May 2014

    Elected to Fellowship, Heart Failure Society of America, May 2019

    “Top Doc”, Coastal Virginia Magazine 2019-2020 (Cardiology division)


  • Name of Society American College of Cardiology

    Role / Title Fellow of the American College of Cardiology

    Start-End Dates 1997- Present

    Name of Society American Heart Association

    Role / Title Member, Clinical Cardiology Council

    Start-End Dates 1997- Present

    Name of Society International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation

    Role / Title Member

    Start-End Dates 1998- Present

    Name of Society American Society of Transplantation

    Role / Title Member, former Executive Council Chair

    Start-End Dates 2006- Present

    Name of Society Heart Failure Society of America

    Role / Title Fellow of the Heart Failure Society of America

    Start-End Dates 2010- Present

    Name of Society Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention

    Role / Title Fellow of the Society for Cardiac Angiography and Intervention

    Start-End Dates 2014- Present

    Name of Society Extracorporeal Life Support Organization

    Role / Title Member

    Start-End Dates 2019- Present

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for David Baran, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 5/31/2024, Dr. Baran has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

248 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Excellent doctor, I can count my favorite doctors on one hand and still have fingers leftover. Dr.Baran is one of the doctor's I count in that tally.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr Baran was great

Reviewed on May 23, 2024

Dr Baran offers the highest level of care with an incredible degree of compassion and empathy. He takes time to listen carefully to anxieties and concerns that arise with cardiac issues and responds in a manner that shows he was listening and cares. He has my highest praise and respect.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr Baran is genuinely concerned about my wellbeing which is sadly not so normal these days

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Great experience, Dr Baran is awesome, along with the whole Cleveland clinic staff.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Great experience, Dr Baran gives me hope that I trust.

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Was great, answered all of my questions took the time to explain my heart problems and go over a procedure I will be having. Nothing they gave me a problem.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Dr. Baran has contacted me through My Chart in a very reasonable time and has been very clear of his instructions.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

Great doctor. Very on top of things.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

The care provided by Dr Baran has been exceptional.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Dr. Baran did what he do, and I am a better man for it.

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

I sent an email to the Dr on Friday, I still have ongoing pain and fatigue, haven't had any reply or help yet

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Dr. Baran shows exceptional rapport with both myself and my wife (also his patient). He seems genuinely interested in providing the best possible care. He presents his thoughts In an easily understood manner. Glad to have him on my team!

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

My wife and I are very happy with Dr.Bsrran, appreciate all the things he's done for to healthy seniors, thanks Doc

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

Extremely pleased with Dr Batrron and his nurses

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr David very excellent with me and very encouraging about my health and I'm very bless and thank to have him as my newest heart doctor and im looking foward to ne he patients and I hope the global financial services will work with me as good as possible so I can make my trip to see doc more and for a better health

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr Baran is the BEST Answers every question. Very thorough

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr. Baran is the best! I've followed him from NJ for 19 years!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Baran is incredibly gods , professional and efficient

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Baran answered my questions and gave a clear path of next steps.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Thank you doctor Baran for all you do and great expertise.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Great hospital and great staff , if I have go a dr or hospital that's where u goung

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Baran explained himself very well

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Love that I can see Dr. Baran at the Coral Springs location

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Baran is THE BEST!!!!! He listens and is easy to talk to. I LOVE that he has his email on his business card. Gives me peace of mind that I can contact him directly in an emergency. All your doctors should do this. It's a nightmare trying to connect with other doctors I use at Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr Baron is great

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Thank you Dr Baran for always providing exceptional care to my mother

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Baran is truly appreciated and we are grateful for all he does

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr Baran is an excellent doctor. He listens to whatever issue you're Concerned with and when he's done your mind is completely at ease. I would highly recommend Dr Baran

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Baran was excellent. He patiently answered all my questions and explained next steps.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2023


Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Very pleased with Dr Baran.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2023

Excelente servicio, muy impresionado con el trato del Dr. Baran.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2023

Dr Baran is the best

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

My appointment was scheduled months in advance, and I was even able to get in touch with Dr Baran to see if it could wait until after a previously planned trip I'd discussed with him the last couple of times I saw him.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I would recommend Dr Baran without question. He listens, he explains, he responds himself to notes through MyChart. It's rare to find a doctor who has this level of patient care.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Baran is exemplary. A patient could not ask for more.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Doctor Baran is amazing

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Excellent doctor listens to me and understands what I am saying and follows up with me giving me reassuring Information about what is best for my health.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Doctor David Baran is excellent. He's so caring and takes the time to listen to your concerns. He goes above and beyond his duties.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

The young man in Coral Springs who did the scheduling by the orders of Dr Baren was very experience, polite, showed patience.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr. Baran is a highly skilled cardiologist on the heart transplant team. He is professional, courteous, and makes himself available to me whenever I have questions or concerns regarding my recent heart transplant. He is a valued asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr.'s: Baran, Estep, Velez, Snip, & Thakkar are highly skilled clinicians who have been providing me with exceptional support both clinically & physically as I adjust to my new life after receiving a heart transplant. They are all outstanding cardiologists. The same can be said for my two cardio-thoracic surgeons: Dr. Sheffield & Dr. Brouzzi. Truly exceptional life savers!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I had an outstanding experience! So thankful to have been able to get in so quickly and to meet with Dr Baran

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Baran is outstanding!

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Baran was very kind, attentive when I was speaking out asking questions-gave eye contact too which is always appreciated. He was very thorough and took the time to give me the detailed information that left me feeling better leaving my appointment than when I walked in. I feel I can trust his care and that he truly has my best interest in mind

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Baran was very informative and listened to all of my questions and concerns. And he understood why I was so nervous about my condition because I lost my brother unexpectedly to heart related issues.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Baran is amazing! He recommended a course of treatment that was extremely effective and had genuine compassion for me.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

I felt very comfortable and confident with Dr Baran.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Extremely professional Doctor, knowledgeable, down to earth person.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Best doctor care

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