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 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

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


221 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

36 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Very nice and polite. Even though it had been about 3 years since I was last in his office, he checked my file and knew who I was and what my issues were. He came into the room after he had reviewed my file.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

He was friendly and spoke to me on my level. he explained everything so I would understand what was going on with my legs.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2018

All good

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

Very good visit, useful information and prescriptions, but I forgot to ask about my primary concern.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

He listened to what I said and helped me understand my condition and what it entails .. Very courteous and understanding

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

Dr Dean Truly listened to me and examined me very carefully. He made me feel validated and offered practical suggestions and care plan. He also is Very Knowledgeable in his field and related co-morbidities, including rare ones that some doctors might not be familiar with. I am very privileged and blessed to be his patient!

Reviewed on Jul 06, 2018

All good I arrived early and was seen right away.

Reviewed on May 20, 2018

listened to what I said but didn't really give clear answers on what conditions were causing what issues. mentioned a condition he felt I may have, gave me info about it, but didn't tell me what kind of doctor to see if I felt I may have the condition, as well.

Reviewed on May 14, 2018

Dr. Dean was excellent. I was VERY happy that he was knowledgeable about my health issues and was able to provide me a diagnosis. He took the time to have a conversation with me about my options and provided education about my current needs, treatment plan and my disease. I never felt rushed and believe he was honestly interested in my case as a patient. This is very rare based upon my experience- I cannot put in to words how satisfied I am with my visit with this provider. I am happy I was linked to him, it was a blessing.

Reviewed on May 02, 2018

Very committed to trying to help us to feel better. Spent time as needed & was not in a hurry.

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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 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