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Anthony J. Dean, MD

Anthony J. Dean, MD Physician

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

Languages spoken:

  • French
  • German
  • Spanish

Dr. Dean is employed by Penn Medicine.

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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
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • 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
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • 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 employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Emergency Ultrasound

Selected Publications:

Vinograd A, Zorc JJ, Dean, AJ, Funari MK, Chen AE: First attempt success, longevity and complication rates of ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous catheters in children. Accepted to Pediatric Emergency Care : 2016.

Fields JM; Fischer JI; Anderson KL; Mangili A; Panebianco NL; Dean AJ: The ability of renal ultrasound and ureteral jet evaluation to predict 30-day outcomes in patients with suspected nephrolithiasis American Journal of Emergency Medicine 33 (10): 1402-6,2015.

Panebianco NL, Shofer F, Fields JM, Anderson K, Mangili A, Matsuura A, Dean AJ.: The utility of transvaginal ultrasound in the ED evaluation of complications of first trimester pregnancy American Journal of Emergency Medicine 30 (6): 743-8,2015.

Henwood PC, Mackenzie DC, Rempell JS, Murray AF, Leo MM, Dean AJ, Liteplo AS, Noble VE.: A Practical Guide to Self-Sustaining Point-of-Care Ultrasound Education Programs in Resource-Limited Settings Annals of Emergency Medicine 64 : 277-85,2014.

Panebianco NL; Shofer F; Cheng A; Fischer J; Cody K; Dean AJ.: The effect of supine versus upright patient positioning on inferior vena cava metrics American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 32 (11): 1326-9,2014.

Smith-Bindman R, Aubin, C, Bailitz J, Bengiamin RN, Camargo CA, Corbo J, Dean AJ, Goldstein RB, Griffey RT, Jay GD, Kang TL, Kriesel DR, Ma OJ, Mallin M, Manson W, Melnikow J, Miglioretti DL, Miller SK, Mills LD, Miner JR, Moghadassi M, Noble VE, Press GM, Stoller ML, Valencia VE, Wang J, Wang RC, Cummings SR, et al.: Ultrasonography versus Computed Tomography for Suspected Nephrolithiasis New England Journal of Medicine 371 : 1100-10,2014.

Chrestiana D, Cheng AB, Panebianco NL, Dean AJ.: Pitfalls in cervical ectopic pregnancy diagnosis by emergency medicine physicians using bedside ultrasonography: a case report American Journal of Emergency Medicine 32 (4): 397.e1 – 397.e3,2014.

Marin JR; Dean AJ, Bilker W; Panebianco NL; Brown N, Alpern ER:: Emergency ultrasound-assisted examination of skin and soft tissue infections in the pediatric emergency department Academic Emergency Medicine 20 (6): 545-53,2013.

Jafari D, Cheng AB, Dean, AJ.: Dynamic Changes of Common Bile Duct Diameter during an Episode of Biliary Colic, Documented by Ultrasonography Annals of Emergency Medicine 62 (2): 176-9,2013.

Ku, Bon S.; Fields, J. Matthew; Carr, Brendan; Everett, Worth W.; Gracias, Vincent H.; Dean, Anthony J.: Clinician-performed Bedside Ultrasound for the Diagnosis of Traumatic Pneumothorax Western journal of Emergency Medicine 14 (2): 103-8,2013.

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
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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