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Dr John Dean MBBS FRCGP
Sexual Medicine Physician
President, International Society for Sexual Medicine 2008-2010
Dr John Dean is a Sexual Medicine Physician, working in the UK National Health Service in Devon, and in private practice at The London Clinic, Harley Street, London. He provides care for men and women with concerns about all aspects of sexuality, sexual function and gender. He was born in London, educated at Dulwich College and graduated from The Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London, in 1981. He originally trained as a Family Physician, during which period he developed an interest in sexology; he has worked in sex and relationship therapy since 1984. He has worked exclusively in the field of Gender and Sexual Medicine since 1999. His clinical interests include disorders of desire in men and women, sexual endocrinology, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and gender identity disorders. His approach to both individual and couple care is holistic, paying appropriate attention to psychological, behavioural, relationship and cultural factors, as well as medical factors. He has been involved in pharmaceutical development for many years and advises several companies developing treatments for both men and women.
He was President of the International Society for Sexual Medicine from 2008 to 2010 and Director of the European School of Sexual Medicine between 2007 and 2012. He completed a five-year term as Secretary-General of the European Society for Sexual Medicine in 2007. Overall, he served as a Board member of international professional medical organisations for eleven years.
Dr Dean is a frequent invited speaker at national and international Sexual Medicine meetings. He is an active clinical researcher, has published around 90 papers on Sexual Medicine subjects in peer-reviewed journals. He was an Associate Editor of the Journal of Sexual Medicine from 2009 to 2012.
Dr Dean works in the UK National Health Service; he is chairman of a national committee advising NHS England on specialised gender identity services and is Clinical Director of Gender and Sexual Medicine for Devon Partnership NHS Trust.