Dean Volkert is a scientist in the Institute in 2287.


He is a physician for the Institute and provides medical services. His services are free of charge and can only be used when the player character is wounded or irradiated.

Interactions with the player character

Interactions overview

Perk nociception regulator
This character is essential. Essential characters cannot be killed.
This character is a temporary companion.
This character is a permanent companion. They grant the - perk.
This character is a doctor.
This character is a merchant. Caps: -
Sells: -
This character can repair items. Repair cap: -
Hand Loader
This character can modify weapons.


Deep Sleep
This character rents beds. Cost: - caps.
This character starts quests.


Perk empathy synthesizer
This character is involved in quests.




Dean Volkert appears only in Fallout 4.


  • PCIcon pc The healing service he provides does not cure addictions. It is unknown if this is intended or simply a bug.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc Like every other physician, he provides healing up to your maximum HP minus one point.[verified]
  • PCIcon pc After the quest A House Divided, he will no longer offer his services and ignore you when interacting with him. To fix this, he must be forced into combat with you or any enemy, this will refresh his AI. If you're on PC, just spawn in an enemy, if you're on console, hit him until he's hostile, then use his terminal to make everyone friendly again. This bug also causes him to be stuck on his terminal and interacting with the terminal won't force him off it.[verified]

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