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

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


282 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

74 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 09, 2019

First time appt. Dr. Dean was very professional & nice. Explained the next step in my care.

Reviewed on May 07, 2019

Dr. Dean is quick to respond to my questions and answers to my questions.

Reviewed on May 03, 2019


Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

He was very personable and explained what my issue was and what he was going to do to alleviate it.

Reviewed on Apr 05, 2019

very exceptional...diagnosed my condition immediately, and went on to explain everything. I am very pleased at the quality of care I have received.

Reviewed on Apr 02, 2019

Friendly and shared information.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Satisfactory discussion & visit referral to get meds a good price & samples were thoughtful.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr Dean had a resident in the room. Dr Dean would mostly talk ABOUT me to the resident, but not so much to me. When I asked questions about what he was saying, he gave me a one word (inadequate) response. I asked him to write all theses things in my record where I could look at them, but that didn't happen. I know it's a teaching hospital, but I think the patient's questions and concerns should come first.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

He was very knowledgeable. He provided information about my health that I was not aware of. He had a plan of what to do next. He was positive and listened to my concerns/opinions.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2019

very thorough

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, 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.

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