As senior vice president, performance management, Dean leads the Vizient Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative team and the Vizient Practice Transformation Network. He is also responsible for providing medical leadership and expertise across a range of clinical, advisory and nursing projects as well as development of interprofessional practice resources.
Dean joined Vizient as vice president of clinical affairs and performance improvement for the Central Region and has held various positions within the organization, including vice president of performance solutions. Most recently, he was principal, performance improvement, physician resources.
A cardiac anesthesiologist, Dean served in numerous physician leadership roles prior to joining Vizient. He has led a large anesthesia practice, co-founded an independent physician association, served as the first medical director of perioperative services at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and was chief medical officer and vice president of medical affairs at Northern Michigan Regional Health System in Petoskey, Michigan.
A graduate of Grand Valley State University, Dean attended the College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed his residency in anesthesia and critical care at the University of Chicago. He also holds a master of business administration degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.