Dr. Dean Bartholomew grew up in Saratoga, Wyoming. He attended Hastings College before attending medical school at the Creighton University School of Medicine where he graduated with honors. Dean completed his family medicine residency at the University of Nebraska Medical Center / Offutt Air Force Base in Omaha, Nebraska. After four years at F.E. Warren Air Force Base in Cheyenne and one year on the teaching staff at the University of Wyoming Family Medicine Residency in Cheyenne, Dean and his wife, Tonya, operated the Platte Valley Medical Clinic in Saratoga.

Dr. Bartholomew is involved with initiatives throughout the state including the Wyoming Cancer Coalition. He now serves as the President of the Wyoming Academy of Family Physicians from 2017-2019.