David E. Barañano, M.D. Ph.D. received his B.S. from Yale University in 1996. He earned both his M.D. and a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his medicine internship at the University of Maryland – Mercy Medical Center and his ophthalmology residency at the Wilmer Eye Institute at Johns Hopkins. He completed a two-year fellowship in vitreoretinal disease and surgery at Emory University. After completion of his training, Dr. Barañano returned to Baltimore to join the faculty at the Wilmer Eye Institute. He was chosen to serve as the 102nd Assistant Chief of Service (Chief Resident), supervising and training the 21 physicians of the Wilmer residency. Afterwards, he joined the Retina Division of Wilmer, where he taught retina fellows and residents and led Wilmer’s pediatric retina care. He was delighted to join Dr. Thompson and Dr. Sjaarda at Retina Specialists in 2013.
Dr. Barañano is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and has subspecialty training in vitreoretinal diseases and surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, the American Society of Retina Specialists , Society of Heed Fellows, the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology and the Maryland Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons. He is involved in national clinical trials, speaks at national conferences, and publishes extensively.
Dr. Barañano treats the full spectrum of adult and pediatric retinal disease. His clinical expertise includes treatment of retinal detachment, trauma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, macular hole, vascular occlusions, and epiretinal membrane. He has a particular interest in caring for children with retinal diseases, including retinopathy of prematurity, Coats disease, persistent fetal vasculature, and other rare conditions.
Dr. Barañano is available to see patients at all three offices of Retina Specialists: Towson, Frederick, and our newest office in Columbia.