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

Oklahoma State Univ College of Osteo Med

Chicago Osteopathic Hospital

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

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 Nov 01, 2019

    I He was very knowledgeable and suggested several options for treatment.

  • Reviewed on Oct 27, 2019

    Always very thoughtful and kind. Shows compassion and understanding of my condition.

  • Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

    Very knowledgeable and very friendly.

  • Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

    Always helpful and my most educated and well-informed doctor, willing to provide whatever service is needed to ensure my wellness.

  • Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

    I just love Dr. Dean. I think his knowledge of my health is amazing. He knows everything an is aware of my operations an procedures I've had. He great just like all my OSU doctors.

  • Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

    Dr. Dean knew my history and explained likely the likely cause of my lymph edema. He scheduled immediate treatment to deal with symptoms and a CT Scan to get a better view of cause. I was was on the wait list and was happy to get an appointment earlier than originally scheduled.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    Very concerned for my wellness!

  • Reviewed on Oct 01, 2019


  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

    Good listener. Making progress with my pain management.

  • Reviewed on Sep 28, 2019

    Dr. Dean explained my medical condition very well and listened to what I had to say. He was more than willing to answer my questions. My daughters were with me and he was kind and respectful to them as well.

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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.