Janet M. Dean, M.S., R.N., C.R.R.N., C.R.N.P.

Janet Dean ICSCI

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI)

Kennedy Krieger Institute
801 North Broadway
Baltimore, MD 21205
Phone: 443-923-9227
E-mail: dean@kennedykrieger.org

Janet Dean is a pediatric nurse practitioner for the International Center for Spinal Cord Injury (ICSCI) at Kennedy Krieger Institute.


Biographical Sketch:

Ms. Dean attended nursing school at the University of Michigan, completing a master’s degree in parent-child nursing in 1979. She is a board certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and is also a Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse. She has over 30 years of experience in the specialty of pediatric rehabilitation.

Prior to becoming a nurse practitioner, Ms. Dean enjoyed 10 years as a staff nurse on a pediatric rehabilitation unit caring for children with physical and developmental disability. Currently, as a nurse practitioner for ICSCI, she specializes in the prevention and treatment of the common health consequences of pediatric spinal cord injury. The focus of her practice is on health promotion and health maintenance throughout the child’s life span. The development and implementation of a home, activity-based rehabilitation program is important for achieving this goal.

She is a member of Scientific Advisory Board of the Transverse Myelitis Association. She regularly attends the annual Family Summer Camp to provide education and support for families whose lives are touched by transverse myelitis and other rare neuroimmunologic conditions.

In 2005, she received the annual Excellence in Clinical Practice-Nurse Practitioner award from the Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Mo. where she was employed at the time.


Clinical Interests:

Dean has special interest and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of very young children with spinal cord injury and children requiring ventilator assistance. She is also interested in the assisting adolescents with pediatric onset of spinal cord injury complete a successful transition to adulthood.