About Kaylan Baban

Kaylan A. Baban, MD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Medicine, and Founding Director, The GW Wellness Center. She specializes in preventive and integrative care to optimize all levels of wellness, and digital health with a focus on access and patient empowerment.

Dr. Baban earned her bachelor’s degree from Columbia University as an I. I. Rabi Science Scholar. She received her MD and MPH degrees from Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, where she was recognized for Distinction in Research, and received the George James Epidemiology award. She completed her internship in internal medicine at George Washington University, pursued an ophthalmology residency at the University of Wisconsin, and completed a second residency and chief resident year in preventive medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. While in training, she was selected as a Harvard Macy Future Academic Clinician Educator, and a Mount Sinai Beth Israel integrative medicine interdisciplinary fellow.

Dr. Baban’s clinical and academic research addresses digital health and the mindful provision of healthcare as tools for prevention, patient empowerment, and optimized health outcomes. She currently leads a clinical trial on the use of mobile devices in secondary and tertiary prevention of macular disease.

As a clinician and educator, Dr. Baban believes that a holistic approach personalized to the individual is the key to success, and she enjoys working with her patients and students to find the path right for them.

Dr. Baban is an active member of the American College of Preventive Medicine, serving on the Lifestyle Medicine committee. She is also a member of the Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, and serves as editor of Digital Medicine Evidence. Her work has been presented at the American College of Preventive Medicine, the American Public Health Association, the Open Source EHR Alliance, and the Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology. She is a regular contributor on digital health and the mindful provision of care at ZocDoc’s Doctor Blog.