Dr. Dean is the HA & Edna Benning Presidential Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chairman for Research of the Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine. He attended Northwestern University Medical School completing his pediatric and chief residency at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. Prior to arrival in Utah, Dr. Dean was Assistant Professor, The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, finishing his critical care fellowship training in 1981. He received an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania in 1999. In Utah, Dr. Dean served as Chief of the Division of Critical Care, Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Director of the Primary Children’s Hospital, Medical Director of Quality Assurance, and the PI for numerous EMSC related grants beginning in 1991. He has published over 160 publications He currently is PI for six NIH networks and grants.