Clayton L. Dean, M.D.

Spine Center - Baltimore

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Clayton L. Dean, M.D., is a highly skilled spine surgeon at The Maryland Spine Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore. Dr. Dean’s advanced expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery allows him to offer patients a quicker recovery time than traditional open spine surgery. 

Advanced Spine Surgery Expertise

Board Certified, Dr. Clayton Dean has specialized training in surgery of the cervical spine and motion preservation techniques, including artificial disc replacement. Patients seek Dr. Dean for his minimally invasive spine surgery expertise in the treatment of:

Committed to Excellence in Patient Care

Dr. Clayton Dean works individually with patients to plan spine treatments that will help them gain the fullest lifestyles possible. His commitment to excellence in patient care and clinical advancements in minimally invasive spine surgery makes Dr. Dean a highly sought after spine surgeon in the Baltimore region. Dr. Dean sees patients at Mercy Medical Center as well as additional locations throughout the Baltimore area.

Dedicated Presenter and Researcher

Dr. Clayton Dean has authored more than 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles. He has been the invited presenter of more than 25 scientific presentations at national and international meetings. Dr. Dean is the recipient of the Cervical Spine Research Society J. William Fielding Award and the Scoliosis Research Society Louis A. Goldstein Award.

Education & Fellowships
  • Fellowship – The Emory Orthopedic and Spine Center at the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • Residency – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Internship – Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
  • Medical Degree – Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University,  Philadelphia, PA
Patient Stories
Michele - Mercy Patient


Michele had trouble walking the stairs due to pain from a herniated disc. Minimally invasive surgery helped eliminate her pain.

The Minimally Invasive Brain and Spine Center at Mercy - Baltimore, MD


Yolanda, a hard-working entrepreneur, tackles two separate health issues with the assistance of Mercy surgeons.