Sean Baran, MD Orthopaedic Specialist, Disorders of the Hip and Knee, Sports Medicine, Joint Replacement

Sean Baran, MD

Sean Baran, MD

"I will strive to understand your unique concerns and goals and educate you about the problem and potential solutions. "

Dr. Sean Baran is a board-eligible orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and joint replacement surgery with a special interest in disorders of the hip and knee. He enjoys treating patients of a variety of ages and takes pride in helping his patients maintain an active lifestyle - whether that is helping an athlete get back to sports following an injury or an arthritic patient get back to everyday life in less pain following joint replacement surgery.

Dr. Baran grew up in Monument, Colorado. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Colorado Boulder, where he graduated summa cum laude with a major in biochemistry. While at CU, he was a 3-time National Collegiate Wrestling Association national tournament qualifier.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Colorado School of Medicine. He was awarded membership to Alpha Omega Alpha, and also received the William Winter Memorial Award for outstanding performance in orthopedics from the University of Colorado Department of Orthopedics.

Dr. Baran completed his internship and residency in Orthopedic Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. While at Mayo Clinic, he served as an administrative chief resident and was honored with the Clinical Competency Award as a graduating resident – an award given to the top resident as selected by the orthopedic staff. Following residency, Dr. Baran completed an additional year of subspecialty training in Sports Medicine and Arthroscopy at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. There, he focused in hip arthroscopy, as well as open and arthroscopic treatment of knee and shoulder injuries. He also had the opportunity to care for division I athletes in various sports at the University of Utah, including the Utes football team.

Dr. Baran has contributed to the orthopedic literature with research and publications in medical school, residency, and fellowship. He has presented at multiple local and national meetings and was awarded the “Best Poster – Tumor and Basic Science” at the 2014 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons for his work on infection prevention.

My Approach to Treating Patients

I enjoy getting to know my patients so that I can better understand each person’s unique concerns and goals. I provide a thorough evaluation and then educate each patient about the diagnosis and potential solutions. I work hard to answer each patient’s questions so that we can work together in pursing care that is focused on satisfaction and outcomes.

CURRENT PRACTICE

  • 2016 - Present
    Western Orthopaedics, P.C. Denver, CO

PREVIOUS ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

  • 2015 - 2016
    Visiting Instructor in Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    Department of Orthopedic Surgery, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT

POST-GRADUATE MEDICAL TRAINING

2015 – 2016

  • Fellowship, Orthopedic Sports Medicine
    University of Utah, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Salt Lake City, UT

2010 – 2015

  • Internship and Residency, Orthopedic Surgery
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
    Rochester, MN

EDUCATION & TRAINING

2006 – 2010

  • M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Aurora, CO
    Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

2002 – 2006

  • B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder
    Boulder, CO
    Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Chemistry
    Summa Cum Laude

BOARD CERTIFICATION

  • 2015
    ABOS Part I - passed
  • 2008 – 2011
    USMLE Steps 1, 2 (CK and CS), and 3 - passed

HONORS/AWARDS

2015

  • Outstanding Achievement Award in Clinical Competency
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

2015

  • Administrative Chief Resident
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

2014

  • Best Poster, Tumor and Basic Science Division
    AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA

2010

  • Alpha Omega Alpha
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

2010

  • William Winter Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Orthopedics
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

2006

  • Summa Cum Laude and Honors designation in Biochemistry
    University of Colorado at Boulder

2006-2010

  • Dean’s List, all semesters attended
    University of Colorado at Boulder

2005

  • Jakob VanEk Scholar Award
    Given for superior academic achievement and service to community
    University of Colorado at Boulder

2005 and 2006

  • Daniel L. Touff Scholar Award
    Given for outstanding student in Chemistry and Biochemistry
    University of Colorado at Boulder

2005

  • Chris Severy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research
    University of Colorado at Boulde

2002

  • Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year
    Colorado Springs Metro Wrestling Championships

SPORTS TEAM COVERAGE

2015 – 2016

  • University of Utah Division I Football
    Assistant Team Physician
    Salt Lake City, UT

2015 – 2016

  • University of Utah Division I Athletics
    Assistant Team Physician
    Salt Lake City, UT

2015

  • Herriman High School Varsity Football
    Team Physician
    South Jordan, UT

2016

  • Salt Lake City Area High Schools Pre-Participation Examinations
    Salt Lake City, UT

2013 – 2015

  • Rochester Ice Hawks Junior Hockey
    Assistant Team Physician
    Rochester, MN

2011 – 2014

  • Kingsland High School Varsity Football
    Team Physician
    Spring Valley, MN

2012, 2013

  • Rochester Area High Schools Annual Sports Pre-Participation Examinations
    Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS

  • Baran S, Belisle JG, Granger EK, Tashjian RZ. Functional and Radiographic Outcomes after Allograft Anatomic Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction. JOT. In submission.
  • Baran S, Ramaesh R, Bringe KE, Shin AY, Kakar S. Does Immediately Following a Dirty Case with a Clean Case Predict Infection.  In Submission.
  • Krych AJ, Shindle MJ, Baran S, Warren RF. Isolated arthroscopic rotator interval closure for shoulder instability. Arthrosc Tech. 2013 Dec 14; 3(1):e35-8.
  • Baran S, Krych AJ, Dahm DL. Arthroscopic repair of the floating posterior-inferior glenohumeral ligament lesion. Arthrosc Tech. 2013 Jun 7;2(3):e209-12.
  • Baran S, Price C, Hak DJ. Diagnosing joint infections: synovial fluid differential is more sensitive than white blood cell count. Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol. 2014 Dec; 24(8):1469-74.
  • Krych AJ, Baran S, Kuzma SA, Smith HM, Johnson RL, Levy BA. Utility of multimodal analgesia with fascia iliaca blockade for acute pain management following hip arthroscopy. Knee Surg SportsTraumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Apr; 22(4):843-7.
  • Hak DJ, Baran S, Stahel P. Sacral fractures: current strategies in diagnosis and management. Orthopedics. 2009 Oct; 32(10).
  • Hieb AR, Baran S, Goodrich JA, Kugel JF. An 8 nt RNA triggers a rate-limiting shift of RNA polymerase II complexes in elongation. EMBO J. 2006 Jul 12; 25(13)3100-9.

NATIONAL/REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Poster presentation at the Mid-America Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting

  • Baran S, Krych AJ, Kuzma SA, Smith HM, Jonson RL, Levy BA. Utility of Fascia Iliacus Blocks for Early Postoperative Pain Management Following Hip Arthroscopy.
  • San Antonio, TX; April 23-27, 2014

Podium presentation at the Mid-America Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting

  • Baran S, Ramaesh R, Bringe KE, Shin AY, Kakar S. Does Immediately Following a Dirty Case with a Clean Case Predict Infection?
  • San Antonio, TX; April 25, 2014

Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Baran S, Ramaesh R, Bringe KE, Shin AY, Kakar S. Does Immediately Following a Dirty Case with a Clean Case Predict Infection?
  • New Orleans, LA; March 11-15, 2014

Poster presentation at the Orthopaedic Research Society Annual Meeting

  • Baran S, Ramaesh R, Bringe KE, Shin AY, Kakar S. Does Immediately Following a Dirty Case with a Clean Case Predict Infection?
  • New Orleans, LA; March 15-18, 2014

Poster presentation at the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

  • Hak DJ, Baran S, Price C. Diagnosing Joint Infection: Synovial Fluid Differential is More Sensitive than White Cell Count.
  • New Orleans, LA; March 9-13, 2010

Poster presentation at the University of Colorado, Boulder Annual Research Symposium

  • Baran S. 5’mRNA Capping in Eukaryotic Transcription Regulation.
  • Boulder, CO; April 2006.

PROFESSIONAL COURSES & MEETINGS

2016 American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Annual Meeting

  • Colorado Springs, CO; July 6-10, 2016

Stryker Hip Arthroscopy Course

  • Las Vegas, NV; May 20-21, 2016

Arthrex Sports Medicine Fellowship Forum

  • Naples, FL; June 9-10, 2016

2014 Mid-America Orthopedic Association Annual Meeting

  • San Antonio, TX; April 23-27, 2014

Stryker Hip and Knee Course

  • Mahwah, NJ; August 8-10, 2013

DePuy Introduction to Hip & Knee Arthroplasty

  • San Diego, CA; August 11-13, 2011

AO Basic Principles and Techniques of Operative Fracture Management

  • Chicago, IL; August 4-7, 2011

2010 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting

  • New Orleans, LA; March 9-13, 2010

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS

  • American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery (AAOS), Candidate Member
  • American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, Candidate Member
  • Arthroscopy Association of North American, Fellow Member
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, Member
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Denver Medical Society

OTHER LEADERSHIP POSITIONS / ACCOMPLISHMENTS

2015

  • Administrative Chief Resident
    Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

2006 – 2008

  • Nutrition and Preventative Health Student Interest Group, Co-President
    University of Colorado School of Medicine

2002 – 2006

  • University of Colorado at Boulder Wrestling Club, Captain
    Three-time National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Tournament qualifier

OUTSIDE INTERSTS / HOBBIES

Skiing, cycling, running, hiking, camping, reading, travel
Sean Baran, MD

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Denver, CO 80218

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