Dr. Barañano earned her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, where she also completed residencies in pediatrics and neurology, along with a fellowship in neurogenetics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.
Dr. Barañano is a clinical associate in the Johns Hopkins Division of Pediatric Neurology, where she specializes in the genetic bases of neurologic illnesses. She has a particular interest in understanding the genetic control of the development of the cerebral cortex and cerebellum. Her clinical interests include whole exome sequencing in child neurology, childhood-onset and inherited ataxias, malformations of cortical development, and intractable epilepsy. She is a member of the multidisciplinary Fetal Management group and is available for prenatal consultations. Dr. Barañano''s research includes collaborative efforts with the Johns Hopkins Institute of Genetic Medicine and the Division of Neurogenetics at the Kennedy Krieger Institute.