Bryan Baranowski, MD

Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Atrial Fibrillation Center
  • Biventricular Pacemaker
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing Section
  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Trials
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Lifevest
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pulmonary Vein Ablation Procedure
  • Sports Cardiology Center
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Beats - Women
  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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About Bryan Baranowski, MD

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.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical School - Vanderbilt University College of Medicine
Nashville, TN USA

Undergraduate - Duke University
Durham, NC USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/25/2016, Dr. Baranowski has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

205 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2017

great visit

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017

Dr. Baranowski was excellent. He was considerate of our concerns and the barrage of questions that we had for him, and though he probably thought a lot of the questions were unnecessary or irrelevant, he never gave us that impression, and answered each question as though it were important. He explained the mechanics of the heart's electrical system in terms that were easy to understand and conceptualize. We could not be happier with our visit with this physician. Thank you, Dr. Baranowski. We really appreciate your wonderful bedside manner and concern for my health (and all of my questions!).

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017

Dr. Baranowski was caring, and spent time explaining things to me

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2017

Dr. Baranowski was very informative and sensitive to my concerns and questions. Very worth the 4 hour drive!!!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2017

Dr. Baranowski explained everything very well. He was very patient, very intelligent, very reassuring.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016

Staff was very responsive, made a CD of my echo that day.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016

Bryan is the best. He takes his time with you and explains everything and answer all the questions and then recaps everything we went over and actions going forward. Excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2016

Dr. Baranowski addressed my questions and concerns with thoroughness and in a caring and professional manner - great visit! Thank you to all.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2016

We discussed blood pressure problems I've been having. He treated my observations with respect, and included me in the decision to eliminate one medication.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2016

I thought he was fine

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2016

I am not very proficient at retaining and understanding information that I only receive vocally. I also need unusually long times to digest the information and to formulate questions, make decisions and to make plans. During our first meeting and in subsequent discussions after additional test results were available, Dr. Baranowski provided me complete, comprehensive and clear information of my condition, possible corrective procedures, risks and probable outcomes. I regret not having recorded our discussions because I think I forgot most of them within minutes of their conclusion. In retrospect, I am happy that I decided to proceed with the PVAI but I would have been more confident and might even had identified actions I could take to optimize the outcome if I was able to review everything that I heard either on audio recording or in writing. I would have liked to have comprehensive written follow-up instructions all in one-place. I was not confident that I had all instructions. I received separate follow up instructions and some instructions, e.g. event monitor instructions, I received only vocally. I was told that events recorded on the cardiac event monitor cannot be transmitted using a digital phone. I do not have convenient access to an analog phone. I must make arrangements and travel to an analog phone. When I get to my destination, I cannot know how long to expect to wait before I can get through to anyone at the arrhythmia lab. Would it be possible for me to transmit from the event monitor to my computer through a microphone, record the transmission in something like a WAV or MP3 file and then send the file to the arrhythmia lab as an attachment to an e-mail or text message?

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2016


Reviewed on Aug 2, 2016

Dr. B. explained fully what we needed to consider, clearly in understandable language.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2016


Reviewed on Jul 12, 2016

Dr. Bryan Baranowski is the best in the business! He is expert in his field and is outstanding in patient's need for help.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2016

I traveled 2,500 miles for this visit and would do it again and again if necessary -

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2016

Dr Baranowski excellent

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2016

As I explained in a previous section, Dr. Baranowski is very familiar with my medical history and he has come to know our family in a personal way (which we appreciate). He has a very professional approach and has made us very confident in the medical care we have received at The Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on May 24, 2016

Excellent provider. Appreciated his second opinions..

Reviewed on May 20, 2016

The physicians, especially Dr. Baranowski, and staff at the Cleveland Clinic have always provided me with exemplary medical service, delivered with professionalism, respect, and kindness. I have, and will continue to recommend the Cleveland Clinic to family and friends seeking top-notch medical care.

Reviewed on May 10, 2016

Very happy with my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2016

Gave me distance monitoring option. Great responsiveness to my needs

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