About Dr. Dean
Dr. Ward Dean graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1967. As an infantry officer, he graduated from the U.S. Army Airborne and Ranger schools, and later the Korean Ranger School. He served as an instructor at the U.S. Army Mountain Ranger Camp in north Georgia.
Dr. Dean received his MD degree from Han Yang University College of Medicine in Seoul, Korea, and MS degree (physiology) from Kyung Buk University, Taegu, Korea. He finished his post-graduate training at the Letterman Army Medical Center in San Francisco, the U.S. Navy Aerospace Medical Institute, Pensacola, FL, and at the U.S. Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine, San Antonio, TX.
After completing the U.S. Army and Navy Flight Surgeon courses, and the U.S. Navy and Canadian Diving Medical Officers Courses, Dr. Dean spent the next seven years as an Army Flight Surgeon and Diving Medical Officer, including three years as the Flight Surgeon for America’s top-secret counterterrorist unit, Delta Force, where he participated in a number of classified missions.
After serving six years as Naval Flight Surgeon in Pensacola, Florida, Dr. Dean retired as a commander in 1996. While in private practice between and after military stints, he remained engaged in gerontological
research, pioneering and practicing the now burgeoning field of anti-aging and life extension medicine.
Anti-Aging and Life Extension Research
A specialist in anti-aging and life extension medicine, Dr. Dean served as a member of the Gerontological Society of America, the American Geriatrics Society, the Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S., the American Physiological Society, and an Associate Fellow, Aerospace Medical Association.
Dr. Dean also served on the Board of Directors of the American Aging Association and founding board of A4M.