Anthony J. Dean, MD, FAAEM, FACEP
Disclosures: Nothing to disclose

Anthony J. Dean MD FAAEM FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Emergency Medicine in Radiology
Director, Division of Emergency Ultrasonography
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Medical Center
Philadelphia PA 19104

Professor Afiliado, Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala
Board of Directors, WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network For Critical Ultrasound)
Board of Directors PURE (Pont-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments)-4283





Dr. Anthony J. Dean has practiced Emergency Medicine for more than 30 years. He studied Philosophy and Literature as an undergraduate at the University of Warwick in England, then trained at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia.  He completed his residency at the Mount Sinai program in New York in 1993. He subsequently worked at the Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia where he developed one of the first Emergency Ultrasound programs in the United States with a continuous resident rotation and the first fellow graduating in 1999.  In 2001, Dr. Dean was recruited to the University of Pennsylvania to develop a similar program with emphasis on research and medical education, in addition to the clinical practice of emergency sonologyHe currently continues as the Director of the Division of Emergency Ultrasound (EUS) in the Department of Emergency Medicine, with four faculty members from the ED and one each from the Divisions of Hospital Medicine and Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Medicine.  The Division is responsible for directing a 4-year integrated Clinical Ultrasound program in the School of Medicine, and has a continuously running ultrasound rotation for medical students and residents.  The Division provides didactic and logistical support for the Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship as well as a mandatory one-month rotation for the PEM fellows at the Childrens Hospital of PhiladelphiaIt has a pioneering program in the use of TEE in emergency practice, has an active EUS fellowship as well as the first fellowship program in Clinical ultrasonography for physicians with non-EM backgrounds.  This program is the first of its kind in the country. The Division is exploring the use of ultrasound technologists as educators at resident and medical student levels, and has an active global health program with projects in Zanzibar, Rwanda, and other parts of Africa through the PURE (Point-of-care Ultrasound in Resource-limited Environments) organization, and active relationships with emergency sonologists in Latin America.  


Dr. Dean has written more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in and more than 40 chapters, editorials and clinical management guidelines. In addition to his work in the development of EUS, he has been active in the field of global health.  For the past 5 years, at the invitation of educational institutions and governmental agencies in Guatemala, he has been working on a project to develop the specialty of Emergency Medicine in that country.  He was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship allowing him to live in Guatemala during 2017 to work directly on the project, leading to the recent announcement of the formation of two residency programs in EM, one in the public hospital system run by the Ministry of Health, and the other in the Social Security Hospital System (Instituto Guatamalteca de Seguridad Social – “IGSS”).  Both programs are enrolling applicants to matriculate in January 2019.  Dr. Dean has a special interest in global health system science, with a focus on the use of clinical ultrasonography as a capacity-builder in low-resource settings. He is a founding member of WINFOCUS (World Interactive Network for Critical Ultrasound) where he served as Treasurer for 6 years and continues on the Board of Directors.  He is a founding member and member of the Board of Directors of PUREThrough his work with PURE, he has helped to develop sustainable training programs in Rwanda, Uganda, Zanzibar and Liberia.