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John Dean, MD

Dean, John, MD

Special Clinical Interest

Arthroscopic shoulder surgery, general orthopedics, sports medicine, arthroscopic knee surgery, and total joint reconstruction

Additional Info

Dr. John C. Dean is a board certified Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in shoulder and sports medicine and is a fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. John was born and raised in Midland. He received a mechanical engineering degree from Texas A&M which he uses in his design and patent pursuits. After completing his medical training at Baylor, University of Utah, and Case Western, he returned to Midland to go into practice with his father, the late Dr. Thurston Dean in 1993. John took over being team doctor responsibilities for both Midland High and Lee High after his father retired in 1998. Today, West Texas Orthopedics (WTO) is proud to continue this sports coverage.

John also gives back to the community by serving as the Medical Director at the Midland Children’s Rehab Center. John is an active member and Deacon at his church, Stonegate Fellowship. He is married to Deborah and they have three girls, Michelle, Afton, and Mckenzie.

Dr. Dean currently practices at West Texas Orthopedics.

Q&A with Dr. Dean

Q: What is your specialty?
A: Orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, total joint, and arthroscopic shoulder surgery.

Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
A: I enjoy shooting.

Q: Do you have kids or grandkids?
A: Yes, I have 3 girls.

Q: How long have you been practicing?
A: 21 years.


Orthopedic Surgery, Orthopedics

Primary Location

  • 5615 Deauville Blvd., Suite 220
  • Midland
  • TX
  • 79706
  • (432)221-4004

Curriculum Vitae

  • Education:

    Texas A&M University: BS in Mechanical Engineering, 1981
    Medical Degree, 1986

  • Internship:

    Baylor College of Medicine: Internship in General Surgery, 1987

  • Residency:

    University of Utah: Residency in Orthopedic Surgery, 1987-1992
    Research Resident, 1990

  • Medical Fellowships:

    Case Western Reserve University: Fellowship in Adult Reconstruction (Total Joints) 1993
    Fellowship in School of Hard Knocks under Dr. Thurston Dean: 1993-1998