Norman L. Dean, MD

Title: Internist, Pulmonologist & Consultant
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States

Norman L. Dean, Internist, Pulmonologist, Consultant, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in pulmonology.

Prior to the start of his career, Dr. Dean sought a formal education at Columbia University and earned a Bachelor of Arts with cum laude honors in 1960. Subsequently, he secured a Doctor of Medicine from SUNY Downstate Medical School in Brooklyn, New York, in 1964. As he continued to progress through his career, Dr. Dean completed internships and residencies with the Interfaith Medical Center, Maimonides Medical Center, and Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, between 1965 and 1968. Moreover, he became a diplomate of the American Board of Pulmonary Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally, he earned a certification in correctional healthcare.

At the start of his career, Dr. Dean worked with the National Institutes of Health at the University of Arizona Medical Center as a fellow of pulmonary medicine from 1970 to 1972. Soon thereafter, he was hired by Griffin Hospital in Derby, Connecticut, as the director of Pulmonary Medicine and Respiratory Service, while simultaneously serving as an assistant clinical professor of medicine at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, between 1972 and 1983. As he progressed through his career, Dr. Dean contributed to a practice that specializes in pulmonary medicine in Ansonia, Connecticut, for five years, while continuing his teaching position at Yale University until 1992. He also served as the medical director for numerous institutions including the Veteran’s Home and Hospital, North Carolina Correctional Institution for Women, and the Sandoz Research Institute, from 1987 until 2009.

Currently, Dr. Dean acts as a pulmonary consultant of internal medicine– a position he has held since 2007. In the past, he served as a contributing editor of the Merck Manual of Medicine for editions 13-18. Throughout his career, Dr. Dean is proud to have successfully saved the life of a drowning patient by using a mechanical vent support. This case led to his authoring of a chapter in the Merck Manual of Medicine, regarding the topic of drowning. A retired veteran of the United States Air Force, he held the post of a captain from 1968 to 1970. An exceptional Marquis listee, he has been featured in multiple editions of Who’s Who in the East and Who’s Who in the South and Southwest.

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