Dr. Ward Dean graduated from the U.S. Military Academy, West Point, New York. He served as an infantry officer for six years, during which time he was an instructor at the U.S. Army Ranger School and combat advisor to the Vietnamese Rangers. He received his M.D. degree from Han Yang University, Seoul, Korea. During seven more years of service, Dr. Dean participated in a number of classified missions as Flight Surgeon for the Delta Force, America's top-secret counter-terrorist unit.
Dr. Dean is now the Medical Director of the Center for BioGerontology in Pensacola, Florida. He has published more than 70 articles and reviews in professional journals, and is the author of Biological Aging Measurement--Clinical Applications , co-author of The Neuroendocrine Theory of Aging and Degenerative Disease (with the late Professor Vladimir Dilman) , and co-author of Smart Drugs & Nutrients  and Smart Drugs II .