About Me

I am the director of the Vascular Medicine Program and Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, where I also serve as a professor of clinical medicine. I have been named one of America’s Best Doctors from 2009 to 2012.

I earned my medical degree from the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. My postgraduate training included an internship at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, as well as a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation.

I was awarded the All-Star Trophy for Outstanding Teaching to fourth-year medical students at Ohio State's College of Medicine. I also won the Charles F. Wooley Teaching Award from the cardiology fellows as the academic instructor of the year.

My clinical expertise is the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of vascular diseases, such as lymphedema, venous diseases, vasospastic diseases, unusual lower extremity ulcerations, enigmatic limb swelling and noninvasive imaging.

I have published many articles on topics related to vascular medicine, and I am a frequent lecturer and presenter at national meetings on vascular related diseases. Additionally, I am an editor and reviewer for various vascular related journals and websites. I have co-edited three vascular medicine textbooks in the last three years.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • Scleroderma, Systemic
  • Vascular Diseases
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease
  • Leg Ulcer
  • Edema
  • Lymphedema
  • Carotid Artery Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Oklahoma State Univ College of Osteo Med, Tulsa, OK
6/1/1985 - 5/30/1989


Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, Olympia Fields, IL

7/1/1989 - 6/30/1990


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1993


Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH

7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine

More About My Work


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

421 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020


  • Reviewed on Sep 07, 2020

    Dr. Dean is always concerned about my health. He is very easy to talk to.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

    Same as above. Couldn't ask for a better doctor in fact all of the doctors we see there are the greatest. Great place for our health care. Thank all of you for being so caring.

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

    listened, shared information and began treatment plan

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2020

    He was excellent, as always

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2020

    Dr. Dean is so caring and knowledgeable. He takes the time to listen to all my questions. I would highly recommend him to everyone. His new Nurse Practioner, Rachel, was equally, kind and helpful.

  • Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

    Everyone was great.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    very nice and knowledgeable

  • Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

    I had a very good experience

  • Reviewed on Jul 12, 2020

    Dr Dean was on time, caring, listening, also diagnosed a condition I didn't know I had. Offer a treatment plan. Very impressed with Dr Dean.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Dean has reported no relationships with companies or entities.