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Anthony J. Dean, MD

Anthony J. Dean, MD Physician

Director, Emergency Medicine Bedside Ultrasound
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Dr. Dean is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Bedside Ultrasound

Description of Clinical Expertise

Emergency Ultrasound

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Penn Presbyterian Medical Center
Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center


Alpha Omega Alpha Society, National American Academy of Emergency Medicine, National American College of Emergency Physicians, National American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, National Delaware Valley Academy of Emergency Medicine, Local Opus 12 Foundation, International Pennsylvania Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians, Local Physicians’ Cincinnatus Society, Local Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Resource Poor Environments(PURE), International Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National WINFOCUS: World International Network for Clinical Ultrasound, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dean is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: DO NOT DISPLAY


Description of Research Expertise:

Emergency Ultrasound

Selected Publications:

Dean AJ.: Bedside ultrasound as an adjunct in the evaluation of critically ill patients. Chapter 8 in Ultrasound in Emergency Care. : 59-75,2004.

Dean AJ, Vining DK: Procedural applications of emergency bedside ultrasound. Chapter 13 in Ultrasound in Emergency Care. : 114-134,2004.

Dean AJ, Gronczewski CA, Costantino TG: Technique for emergency medicine bedside ultrasound identification of a radiolucent foreign body. Journal of Emergency Med 24 (3): 303 – 8,2003.

Dean AJ. Lafferty K. Villanueva TC.: Emergency medicine bedside ultrasound diagnosis of intussusception in a patient with chronic abdominal pain and unrecognized Peutz-Jeghers syndrome. Journal of Emergency Medicine 24 (2): 203-10,2003.

Costantino TG, Satz WA, Stahmer SA, Dean AJ:: Predictors of success in emergency medicine ultrasound education. Academic Emergency Medicine. 10 (2): 180 – 3,,2003.

Vining DK, Dean AJ: Learning curves in emergency medicine resident-performed bedside ultrasound. Oral presentation, Second Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Sitges, Spain. : 2003.

Dean AJ, Shofer FS, Davies S: Accuracy of resident-performed limited compression ultrasonography for the diagnosis of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis. Poster presentation, Second Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Sitges, Spain. : 2003.

Dean AJ, Artz K:: Emergency medicine bedside ultrasonography in the diagnosis of inflammatory soft tissue conditions. Oral presentation, Second Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Sitges, Spain : 2003.

Fojtik JP, Handly N, Dean AJ, Costantino TG: The prevalence of pericardial effusion in patients presenting to two urban emergency departments. Research Forum Abstract, American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly. : 2002.

Hendrickson RG, Dean A, Costantino TG:: A Novel Use of Ultrasound in Pulseless Electrical Activity: The Diagnosis of an Acute Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Rupture. J Emerg Med 21 (2): 141-4,2001.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ground Floor, Ravdin Building
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-6962
Fax: (215) 662-3953

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