Published on March 05, 2019

Essentia Health Welcomes Dr. Ken Baran

Kenneth Baran, Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Kenneth Baran, an interventional cardiologist, is caring for patients at the Marilyn Covey Heart and Vascular Center at the Essentia Health-St. Joseph’s Medical Center in Brainerd, Minnesota. His work is part of a collaboration with the Minneapolis Heart Institute.

Dr. Baran has cared for patients in the Twin Cities for the past 30 years. “I always hoped to spend my retirement years in the Brainerd Lakes area, and now with this opportunity to help create a world-class heart center through the collaboration between Essentia Health and the Minneapolis Heart Institute, I don’t have to wait for retirement to enjoy this area year round,” he says. “I plan to work for another decade to help build our program into a regional cardiac center of excellence, for the benefit of the people of Brainerd and the surrounding communities.”

Dr. Baran earned a medical degree from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He completed a residency in internal medicine and fellowships in cardiology and interventional cardiology at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Dr. Baran is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine, cardiovascular disease and interventional cardiology.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Baran, call (218) 828-3113. To see Dr. Baran’s full profile, visit and click on “Find a Doctor or Provider.”

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