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Rebecca M. Deans, MD


Rebecca M. Deans, MD, is a board-certified Family Medicine physician with the Southern California Permanente Medical Group. She also is physician with the West Los Angeles Kaiser Permanente Sickle Cell Center of Excellence, where she specializes in care for adults with the disease.

Education and Training

  • BS, Lake Superior State University
  • MD, Albany Medical College
  • Internship, Harbor UCLA Family Medicine
  • Residency, Harbor UCLA Family Medicine
  • Fellowship, Harbor UCLA Faculty Development


Selected Prior Positions

2007-2013 Staff Physician, Saban Community Clinic

Family Medicine, Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles


Selected Honors and Awards

2008-2018 Uncommon Good Loan Repayment Recipient (Awarded for providing quality medical service in an impoverished community)

Selected Publications

Peer-reviewed research manuscripts

  • “Ten Clinical Pearls in Caring for the Adolescent Patient,” Resident and Staff Physician, March 2006

Presentations, posters, and abstracts

  • Forman P, Deans R. “Are we missing the mark? Preventative Medicine in the Adolescent Visit.” Albany Medical College, Society of Teachers and Family Medicine, Cleveland, 2005
  • Deans R. “Evaluating the effectiveness of an on campus high school peer counselor training program emphasizing STI, HIV, and pregnancy prevention.” Harbor UCLA Medical Center, Society of Teachers and Family Medicine annual spring meeting San Francisco, 2006
  • Deans, R. “Impact on high school-based clinic on STI detection, treatment and prevention.” Poster presentation, UCLA multi-campus research day, 2006

Interdependent lecture series

  • Annual Southern California Kaiser Permanente sickle cell care updates open to all clinical staff on the care and treatment of the sickle cell patient in an outpatient and inpatient setting
  • West Los Angeles Kaiser Permanente Sickle Cell Update 2016-Present