Dean Drizin MD

Senior Associate


Dean Drizin joined Touchdown Ventures in 2019 and is a member of the Philadelphia team, focusing on investments in healthcare. Before joining Touchdown, Dean served as a flight surgeon in the United States Navy, deploying to Japan and El Salvador as the sole primary care provider to over 300 Naval aviation personnel in support of national objectives. Prior to his Naval service, Dean began his career in New York City, working first as an analyst in the healthcare investment banking group at Banc of America Securities and then as an associate at KBL Healthcare Ventures. In both roles, he collaborated with senior management and investors on all due diligence aspects, including sourcing and evaluating potential transactions, industry research, financial modeling, and portfolio support.


Dean holds a BA in Government from Dartmouth College (Salutatorian Class of 2006), an MD from the University of Colorado School of Medicine, and an MBA in Health Care Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Dean currently resides in Philadelphia with his wife and son.

Favorite team: Philadelphia Eagles

Favorite player: Nick Foles

Favorite moment: Eagles winning the super bowl