D. Dean Potter, Jr., MD
Dean Potter, Jr., M.D., is pediatric surgeon with a special interest in pediatric and adolescent thoracic disease, inflammatory bowel disease. He is the chair of the Division of Pediatric Surgery at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. His approach to care is family centered.
His clinical focus includes:
- Pediatric and adolescent medicine and surgery including minimally invasive, laparoscopic and robotic surgery
- Chest wall anomalies including the Nuss procedure as treatment for pectus excavatum
- Crohn's disease, gallstones, GERD, inflammatory bowel disease and umbilical hernia in infants, children and adolescents
- Total proctocolectomy with ileal pouch-anal anastomosis (J-pouch surgery) for treatment of ulcerative colitis and familial adenomatous polyposis
- Conjoined twins
Dr. Potter earned his medical degree from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa. He completed surgery fellowships at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and The Children's Hospital at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.
In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Potter is an active leader in research and education. He is widely published in the field of pediatric surgery and has been awarded Teacher of the Year by the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science and the Resident Excellency Award by the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center.