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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, 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
  • Second Opinion
  • Swan-Ganz Catheterization
  • Ventricular Assist Device
View all 7 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Constrictive-Pericarditis
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Enlarged Heart
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Failure
  • Hemochromatosis
  • Infiltrative Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Right Heart Failure
View all 13 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 USA

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

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

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

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

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.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 1/3/2023, Dr. Baran 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.

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

118 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Baran is great. He is very caring and will answer all your concerns with patience. I feel blessed that he is my Doctor!

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Baran is awesome. He is very patient with me, as I have many questions. Thank you so much!

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

Dr David is really top notch

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Doctor Baran is an extraordinary Cardiologist and is also a unique human being. He has a special Gift that makes him a SUPER PERSON. He was punctual, friendly and explained everything with details and a lot of patience.

Reviewed on May 3, 2023

Excellent care. Wonderful physician. Very pleased

Reviewed on May 3, 2023

No problems getting to see Dr.Baran

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Dr. Baran listened patiently to me even though I think I was being a little paranoid. He patiently reviewed my symptoms and asked about my concerns. He was very reassuring

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

The experience was good. Did not wait long to see doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr. Baran is the best. Wish all of my doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr Baram's Exam,EKG and follow up scheduled tests make me confident that my symptoms will be properly diagnosed and treated successfully.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Baran is great. He takes time to answer every question in detail. I couldn't be happier with my choice to go with CCF.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr Baran has discussed the entire heart transplant listing process with me at length, and I'm confident I've made the right choice with CCF.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Baran is the best. He really takes his time with you. He was not there when I had my heart tx but has spent time reviewing my records and solved a big problem for me.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr Baran was patient, kept me calm and understood my concerns

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

I am very glad to have met Dr. Baran and know that he is part of the heart transplant team. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Baran was outstanding and he spent enough time to answer my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr Batan was excellent. He was not in a hurry and listened to all my questions. He read my entire file as he was new to me and made me feel very comfortable. Dr Baran is a credit to your hospital and I look forward to seeing him again.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Excellent doctor Took his time talking to me & explained things & good examination

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Dr Baran is an exceptional doctor. He Is extremely knowledgeable. I am very grateful for his help.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I was exceptionally pleased with the care I received from Dr. Baran and the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

Dr. Baran is a phenomenal Doctor. I was very anxious, but his expertise and calmness when talking to me helped me gain more confidence in what happened. Thank you Doctor. God bless you

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

Dr. Baran is excellent! I've followed him from NJ to Virginia and now to Florida!

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2022

Excellent! Everything with Dr Baran is always fabulous!

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Buran was very patient and explained things in a way I've not experienced before. Very professional.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2022

Dr. Baran gave me all the information about the possible heart transplant that I needed, as well as explaining the process I am about to enter. I feel very confident that I am at the best place for my care.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2022

Dr Baran is at the top of his profession in all categories. I came to Cleveland Clinic specifically to see him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Excellent Doctor

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