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Differential Diagnosis
of Lower Limb Edema

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About the speaker: Steven M. Dean, DO, FACP, RPVI, is director of the Vascular Medicine Program, director of Cardiovascular Medicine’s Noninvasive Peripheral Vascular Laboratory and associate professor of clinical medicine at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  Dr. Dean has been annually named one of America’s Best Doctors from 2009 through 2012.   Dr. Dean earned his medical degree from the Center for Health Sciences at Oklahoma State University. His postgraduate training included an internship at the Chicago Osteopathic Hospital, and a residency in internal medicine and fellowship in vascular medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Cleveland, Ohio.  Dr. Dean was awarded the All-Star Trophy for Outstanding Teaching to the 4th year medical students at Ohio State’s Medical Center. He also won the Charles F Wooley Teaching Award from the cardiology fellows as the academic instructor of the year.   Dr. Dean’s clinical expertise is the diagnosis and nonsurgical treatment of vascular diseases such as lymphedema, venous diseases, vasospastic diseases, unusual lower extremity ulcerations, enigmatic limb swelling and noninvasive imaging.  He has published many articles on topics related to vascular medicine and is a frequent lecturer and presenter at national meetings on vascular related diseases. Dr. Dean is also an editor and reviewer for various vascular related journals and Web sites. He has co-edited three vascular medicine textbooks in the last three years.