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

  • 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.

345 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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 Apr 01, 2020

    He is a good doctor would recommend to anybody.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

    Good listener; thorough exam; clear explanation of suggested course of treatment; the person to whom Dr Dean referred me contacted me within 2 hours and visited within 2 days; when I sent a follow-up question via MyChart, Dr Dream replied within a couple of hours. A VERY impressive physician; definitely "a keeper"

  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

    He was very caring, thorough, personable

  • Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

    Dr. Dean is wonderful and I am so happy to have found him as a doctor. He takes his time, is knowledgeable about my health concerns and addresses problems appropriately.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Dr. Dean is awesome. I met him over 3 years ago and see him once a year - But he picks up the conversation as if it was yesterday - Answered every question - Asked questions and listened to my answers. On top of it all he cares about me and my health - He has my trust and his program for me helps me every day - My life is better since I met Dr. Dean.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Easy to talk to, seemed caring.

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2020

    Friendly, listened, asked critical questions regarding pain levels and symptoms. Reviewed prescriptions & reason for taking. Knowledgeable about Raynauds. Familiar with Erythromelalgia (EM), a rare auto immune, but stated symptoms must be exhibited strongly in hands & feet for valid diagnosis. More recent EM finding show levels of redness to skin dont necessarily correlate to levels of EM pain. Symptoms may be exhibited in face, eyes, neck or chest, ears, scalp and knees accompanied with swelling & pain.

  • Reviewed on Jan 01, 2020

    great very thorough

  • Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

    I love Dr. Dean, he is very professional and very nice

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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.