Bio – Deborah Dean, MD

Dr. Dean joined the faculty of the Emergency Department at Mount Sinai Queens in 2007. In 2014, Dr. Dean was selected as Medical Director of the ED at Mount Sinai Brooklyn. During her tenure, she has spearheaded many departmental initiatives, including implementations of EPIC and a split-flow process promoting enhanced throughput from arrival to evaluation for ED patients, as well as leading the ED through Ebola, Superstorm Sandy, and COVID-19.

Dr. Dean is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, a member of the Mount Sinai Health System Strategic Sepsis Committee, serves as Co-Chair of the Quality, Safety & Patient Experience Committee for the Emergency Medicine Service Line and serves on a host of other committees.

Dr. Dean is committed to mentoring young students through lectures and activities, such as with the Queens Gateway to Health Sciences School, the Young Women’s Leadership School of Astoria and Mentoring in Medicine programs. She and her family have actively supported Brooklyn Community Services, a nonprofit organization that supports children, families and adults through educational, social and vocational activities that promote individual sustainability and health.

Dr. Dean graduated from Brown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and earned her medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine. She is completing a Master’s degree in Quality, Safety and Patient Safety Management from the Jefferson College of Population Health at Thomas Jefferson University.

Dr. Dean resides in Brooklyn, NY with her husband and daughter, Aaron and Cydney, and their dog, Leo.