Steven Dean

Steven Dean, DO

  • Vascular Medicine

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 associate 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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Vascular Medicine
  • 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

Medical Degree

Oklahoma State Univ College of Osteo Med


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


172 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2018

helpful and attentive

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2018

Dr. Dean is an exceptional doctor. He has always listened to us and explained things. He makes us feel very comfortable and treats us with respect.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2018

This office is so organized and wonderful to talk to. they are helpful and kind. Dr Dean in my opinion walks in water!!! He is calm, warm and truly cares about how I feel. He's great and should be rated as the top Doctor at OSU.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018

All very positive and what one hopes for in doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 07, 2018

All good

Reviewed on Feb 05, 2018

excellent both resident and attending. his insight will revolutionize my life

Reviewed on Feb 02, 2018

Was 1st time visit - good.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2018

A wonderful physician - clear, caring, helpful

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Dr. Dean was awesome he asked and answered all my questions he made me feel confident in his care for me

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2017

Dr Dean is an expert. wished I met him before I lost my left leg

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2017

Dr. Dean was kind and shared current research on lymphedema. He made me quite excited about the prognosis for my condition. His knowledge was impressive, as was his level of care and listening.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2017

Dr. Dean diagnosed me with a life-long disorder like I had a cold. He answered very few of my questions and offered little info. This was the first major health problem I have ever had an immediately had to go to another doctor to get actual information this man is not good!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017

He is very caring well versed in my condition.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2017

Dr. Dean was very knowledgeable & already knew my medical history when I got there -

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2017

Always good to see Dr. Dean and get a clean bill of health.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2017

All good

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2017


Reviewed on Oct 15, 2017

Very appreciate of Dr's knowledge and insight into my medical problem. Would highly recommend him to others.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

Listened to me and also was excellent with an intern.

Reviewed on Oct 03, 2017


Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

Dr. Dean is awesome. He is so attentive and knowledgeable. He really takes time with his patients and treats their concerns as top priority. He is definitely a professional in his field of practice.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

Dr. Dean has worked with our family for years regarding a genetic disease. He is thorough, concerned to listen to every symptom we might be having, always quick to respond if we have a concern.

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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 614-293-7802.

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