Dean Agra was born in Cleveland and grew up in Northeast Ohio.  He attended undergraduate at St. Louis University and Dean’s post-graduate studies led him to Dayton.  Dean attended Wright State University School of Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Medicine and completed his residency training at Mt Carmel Medical Center, ultimately serving as chief resident. Dean practiced general internal medicine for 2 years and subsequently returned to training for specialization in Nephrology. After practicing nephrology in the Columbus area for over 15 years, Dean felt called to addiction medicine and to serve a population that has been traditionally neglected and stigmatized by the medical establishment. During his addiction fellowship training at Grant Medical Center, Dean rotated at CompDrug and immediately felt at home. After finishing his training and obtaining board certification, he joined the medical staff at CompDrug. When not at work, Dean enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 dogs, training in martial arts and commiserating with other long suffering Cleveland Browns fans.