Dr. David Dean is a cardiothoracic surgeon and surgical director for heart transplant and device therapy at Piedmont Transplant Institute. He specializes in cardiac transplantation, mechanical circulatory support and cardiac surgery. Dr. Dean is a graduate of UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and completed his internship and residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, N.H. He was also a post-doctorate research scientist at Columbia University's College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Dr. Dean is a board-certified thoracic surgeon and sits on the heart review board of the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network/United Network for Organ Sharing. He has authored numerous abstracts and publications.
Dr. Dean is passionate about the use of new cardiovascular technologies to prolong life and has gained national recognition for his research. A principle investigator and nationally-renowned expert in the area of ventricular assist devices, Dr. Dean is able to sustain the life of patients awaiting heart transplants as well as those who are not deemed candidates for transplant.