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Sean Baran, M.D.

Sean Baran, M.D.

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

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

Education / Employment

Current Orthopaedic Practice

Western Orthopaedics, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Denver, Colorado, 2016 - Present

Undergraduate Education

B.A., University of Colorado at Boulder 2002 – 2006 
Boulder, CO
Major: Biochemistry; Minor: Chemistry
Summa Cum Laude

Medical Education

M.D., University of Colorado School of Medicine 2006 – 2010 
Aurora, CO
Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA)

Residency

 Internship and Residency 2010 – 2015 

Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Rochester, MD

Fellowship

 Fellowship, Orthopedic Sports Medicine 2015 – 2016 

University of Utah, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Salt Lake City, UT

Honors and Awards

Honors / Awards

Outstanding Achievement Award in Clinical Competence (2015)

     Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery

Administrative Chief Resident  (2015)
     Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
 
Best Poster, Tumor and Basic Science Division (2014)
     AAOS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA
 
Alpha Omega Alpha (2010)
     University of Colorado School of Medicine

William Winter Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in Orthopedics (2010)
     University of Colorado School of Medicine
 
Summa Cum Laude and Honors designation in Biochemistry (2006)
     University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Dean’s List, all semesters attended (2002 – 2010)
     University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Jakob VanEk Scholar Award (2005)
     Given for superior academic achievement and service to community
     University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Daniel L. Touff Scholar Award (2005 and 2006)
     Given for outstanding student in Chemistry and Biochemistry
     University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Chris Severy Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research (2005)
     University of Colorado at Boulder
 
Outstanding Student Athlete of the Year (2002)
     Colorado Springs Metro Wrestling Championships 

Medical Athletic Affiliations

Sports team coverage

University of Utah Division I Football  (2015 – 2016)
     Assistant team physician
     Salt Lake City, UT
University of Utah Division I Athlete (2015 – 2016)
     Assistant team physician 
     Salt Lake City, UT
Herriman High School Varsity Football (2015)
     Team Physician 
     South Jordan, UT
Salt Lake City Area High Schools Pre-Participation Examinations (2016)
     Salt Lake City, UT
Rochester Ice Hawks Junior Hockey (2013 – 2015)
     Assistant team physician 
     Rochester, MN
Kingsland High School Varsity Football (2011 – 2014)
     Team Physician 
     Spring Valley, MN
Rochester Area High Schools Annual Sports Pre-Participation Examinations
     (2012, 2013)
     Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Peer Reviewed Publications

1)    Revisiting the Anterior Glenoid:  An Analysis of the Calcified Cartilage Layer, Capsulolobral Complex, and Glenoid Bone Density.  Karns MR, Epperson RT, Baran S, Nielsen MB, Taylor NB, Burks RT.  Arthroscopy.  2018 Aug:34(8):2309-2318.  
 
2)    Functional and Radiographic Outcomes After Allograft Anatomic Coracoclavicular Ligament Reconstruction.  Baran S, Belisle JG, Granger EK, Tashjian RZ.J Orthop Trauma. 2018 Apr;32(4):204-210. 
 
3)    Factors influencing direct clinical costs of outpatient arthroscopic rotator cuff repair surgery.  Tashjian RZ, Belisle J, Baran S, Granger EK, Nelson RE, Burks RT, Greis PE.J Shoulder Elbow Surg. 2018 Feb;27(2):237-241.
 
4)    A Comprehensive Evaluation of Factors Affecting Healing, Range of Motion, Strength, and Patient-Reported Outcomes After Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair.  Wylie JD, Baran S, Granger EK, Tashjian RZ.   Orthop J Sports Med. 2018 Jan 16;6(1):2325967117750104. 
 
5)    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 Sports Traumatol Arthrosc. 2014 Apr; 22(4):843-7.
 
6)    Krych AJ, Shindle, Baran S, Warren RF. Isolated arthroscopic rotator interval closure for shoulder instability. Arthrosc Tech. 2013 Dec 14; 3(1):e35-8.
 
7)    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. 2013 Oct [Epub ahead of print]
 
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.
 
9)    Hak DJ, Baran S, Stahel P. Sacral fractures: current strategies in diagnosis and management. Orthopedics. 2009 Oct; 32(10).  
 
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. 

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 and 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
2014 American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Annual Meeting
  • New Orleans, LA; March 11-15, 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

Memberships

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

Accomplishments

 Administrative Chief Resident  (2015)

  • Mayo Clinic, Department of Orthopedic Surgery
Nutrition and Preventative Health Student Interest Group, Co-President (2006 – 2008)
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine
University of Colorado at Boulder Wrestling Club, Captain (2002 – 2006)
  • Three-time National Collegiate Wrestling Association National Tournament qualifier

Extracurricular Activities

Skiing, cycling, running, hiking, camping, reading, travel

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