Dr. Sean Baran is a board-certified 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.