Steven Dean

Steven Dean, DO

  • Vascular Medicine
  • Osteopathic Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-7677

About Me

Steven M. Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI, is director of the Vascular Medicine Program, director of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory and professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.

Dr. Dean has been annually named one of America’s Best Doctors from 2009 through 2012.

Dr. Dean earned his medical degree from the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. His postgraduate training included an internship at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, and a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.

Dr. Dean was awarded the All-Star Trophy for Outstanding Teaching to the 4th year medical students at Ohio State’s Medical Center. He also won the Charles F Wooley Teaching Award from the cardiology fellows as the academic instructor of the year.

Dr. Dean’s 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.

He has published many articles on topics related to vascular medicine and is a frequent lecturer and presenter at national meetings on vascular related diseases. Dr. Dean is also an editor and reviewer for various vascular related journals and Web sites. He has 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

  • Scleroderma, Systemic
  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Internal Medicine
  • 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


Internal Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1993


Vascular Cardiology
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
7/1/1993 - 6/30/1994

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Cardiovascular Medicine


237 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2018

Dr. Dean is THE best.

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2018

I wouldn't go to anyone else for my vascular problems. Dr. Dean is the best. He talks to me and not to anyone else in the room. He explains everything to me so that I can totally understand what is happening to my legs.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018


Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018

Talk to Dean was thorough and very caring during his exam. I appreciate all of the information he gave to me.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2018

I am blessed to have Dr. Dean

Reviewed on Oct 09, 2018

I think Dr. Dean is a very good Dr. He has always provided good advice and been right on target with his diagnosis.

Reviewed on Oct 06, 2018

I really appreciate the fact that Dr. Dean did not look down on me for doing my own research. When you get into the area of rare diseases, sometimes a patient you have to do that to survive. I never once felt uncomfortable and left with a feeling of hope like y'all can help me with a life long chronic degenerative problem that everyone else I've consulted with has just scratched their head and shrugged their shoulders at. Also, I am very grateful for non-invasive options.

Reviewed on Oct 05, 2018

Dr. Dean solved the mystery of my 37 year leg pain by listening to my "story".

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2018

Dr. Dean attention to details, patient care & willingness to go beyond the call of duty one EXEMPLARY! Dr. Dean is & the best provider! He understood & treated my issue effectively!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

Extremely courteous and thoughtful and knowledgeable. Listened to all of my concerns, answered all my questions and was very patient with me. Made all the necessary referrals for further tests & physical therapy.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Dean has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-8000.

  • W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc.
  • Tactile Medical