David A Baran

David A Baran

Sentara Heart Hospital, Norfolk, VA; Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA

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Personal History

Dr David Alan Baran is a Cardiologist from Parsippany, New Jersey. He is married and based in Norfolk, Virginia. 


Academic History

In 1988, Dr Baran received his Bachelor’s (Hon) in Chemistry from Florida Atlantic University, followed by an M.D. from the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in 1992. He finished his Residency at NY Presbyterian Hospital in 1995 and his Fellowships at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Ctr. in 1996, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai in 1998 and Columbia Presbyterian Medical Ctr. in 1999.1


Career Overview

Dr Baran is currently the System Director for Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation at Sentara Healthcare, where he leads a team of heart failure and mechanical circulatory support experts.2

He was previously at the Newark Beth Israel Medical Center for seventeen years as Director of Heart Failure and Transplant Research. He is also affiliated with Community Medical Center and The Valley Hospital.

Dr Baran is very involved in clinical research, having a particular interest in transplant immunosuppression and the management of cardiogenic shock including device therapies.2 His research consists of co-authoring 83 peer-reviewed articles and participating in 7 clinical trials in the past 15 years.3


Career Timeline

  • 2000 - 2017: Director, Heart Failure and Transplant Research, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
  • 2017 - Present: System Director, Advanced HF and Transplant, Sentara Healthcare


Areas of Speciality

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Cardiac Transplantation
  • Interventional Cardiology



  • Fellow (FACC), American College of Cardiology



  1. https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/findadoctor/healthcare-provider/baran-david-93226.aspx 
  2. https://www.sentara.com/hampton-roads-virginia/aboutus/news/experts/david-a-baran-md.aspx 
  3. https://www.medifind.com/doctors/david-alan-baran/21760900 

Articles by David A Baran

Describing and Classifying Shock: Recent Insights

Ashleigh Long, Amin Yehya, Kelly Stelling, et al


Citation: US Cardiology Review 2021;15:e15.