Robert M. McLean, MD, FACP of Woodbridge has been named president-elect of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. His term began during the ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in New Orleans from April 19-21.
A resident of Woodbridge for 20 years with his wife Cathy Wick, Dr. McLean is an associate clinical professor of medicine at Yale School of Medicine and has served as an attending physician at Yale-New Haven Hospital since 1994. He practices rheumatology and internal medicine in New Haven with the Northeast Medical Group of Yale New Haven Health, where he is the medical director for clinical quality.
“I have been a committed member of the American College of Physicians since my days as an internal medicine resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital,” said Dr. McLean. “I look forward to the opportunity to serve in this role as a leader and spokesman for the ACP as it continues to advocate for a healthcare delivery system that serves our patients better and strives to help physicians play a central role in driving toward that goal. It is an honor and privilege to be given this opportunity.”
Dr. McLean most recently served on ACP’s Board of Regents, which manages the business and affairs of ACP and is the main policy-making body of the College. As a member of the Board of Regents, he was chair of the Medical Practice & Quality Committee and also served on the Clinical Guidelines Committee and the High Value Care Task Force. Dr. McLean has been a Fellow of the American College of Physicians (FACP) since 1998. He previously served as ACP Governor for the Connecticut Chapter from 2009-13.
Board certified in internal medicine and rheumatology, Dr. McLean earned a bachelor’s degree from Williams College and a medical degree from University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed medical residency training and a rheumatology fellowship at Yale School of Medicine. In 2000, he received the Laureate Award from the Connecticut Chapter of the American College of Physicians.