President & CEO
New York, New York
Dean has been working in CME for over 20 years. He began his career partnering with Tufts University School of Medicine, where he developed numerous CME activities in sedation, GERD, Alzheimer’s disease, and HIV. Dean’s award-winning Principles of Pediatric Sedation program, developed with Tufts University School of Medicine, was required viewing at over 20 hospital centers across the country.
In 2002 Dean founded DKBmed, a continuing medical education company operated by an experienced team of medical education professionals. Through the company’s longstanding relationships with accredited providers (Johns Hopkins, Baylor, NYU, Tufts, PIM), Dean and his colleagues partner with the country’s finest expert faculty in a variety of specialties. DKB’s goal is to provide health care professionals with effective medical education that closes identified practice gaps and helps them deliver optimal patient care.
Dean and DKBmed specialize in employing the most advanced learning modalities, delivering CME with a focus on adult learning. Dean was an early adopter of using case scenarios with recorded and live actors, 3D animation, webcasts, podcasts, e-mail, and smart phone applications for clinicians and patients. These forward-thinking approaches enable users to learn using the latest state-of-the-art techniques and access educational programs in a manner that is most convenient and appropriate for them.
In response to opioid epidemic, Dean testifed before the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2016 and 2017 regarding the importance of CME focused ons safely using prescription opioids. He shared the successes and challenges faced in implementing Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) education.
Many of Dean’s programs are designed as part of longitudinal curriculums that use continuous, segmented approaches that can be measured by robust outcome metrics demonstrating change in knowledge and practice. DKBmed's programs are accessible through the company's web site (www.dkbmed.com). They reach more than 50,000 clinicians in a variety of specialties, including neonatology, cystic fibrosis, diabetes, infectious disease, dermatology, ophthalmology, rheumatoid arthritis, pulmonary disease, nephrology, hematology, multiple sclerosis, gout, ulcerative colitis, depression, viral hepatitis, eating disorders, and pain management. Dean has produced a number of programs in Europe and Asia including activities at the European Cystic Fibrosis Society annual congresses and worked with Asian radiologists on a comprehensive educational resource.
Working with accredited providers, Dean has created a number of unique program formats to close key gaps in practice and knowledge. These include eleven programs under the very successful Johns Hopkins eLiteratureReviewTM brand, The AOTC Cystic Fibrosis series, several QI program in pain and depression and the launch of mobile applications for Epocrates MobileCME and the iCases educational platform.
Dean has published in Pharmaceutical Executive and has presented at several Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions and other industry meetings. He is a member of ACEHP, The National Association of Medical Education Companies and the CME Coalition
Tuesday, January 23
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM