About Our Governor
Robert M. McLean
DATE/PLACE OF BIRTH: 1/63, Chapel Hill, NC
EDUCATION: B.A. Williams College 1984, cum laude; M.D. University of Maryland 1988 magna cum laude
POST DOCTORAL TRAINING: Internship & Residency at Yale-New Haven Hospital 1988-91; Chief Residency in Yale Primary Care Residency Program 1991-92; Rheumatology Fellowship at Yale University 1992-94
CERTIFICATION: Board Certified Internal Medicine 1992 (Re-certified 2002), Rheumatology 2004 (Re-certified 2004)
PRESENT POSITION: Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine, Private Practice New Haven Medical Group 1994-present; Partner in Connecticut Medical Group, LLC 1997-present
ACP ACTIVITIES: Fellowship 1998. Connecticut Chapter Health & Public Policy Committee 1992-present, Chairman 1996-present, Connecticut Chapter Governor’s Council 1996-present, National Health & Public Policy Committee, 2003-present, CT Chapter Liaison to Legislative Committee of Connecticut State Medical Society 1998-present, Chapter Laureate Award 2000, ACP National Top Ten Key Contact Advocacy Award: 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, & 2007 (Key Contact of the Year 2007)
HOSPITAL/COMMUNITY SERVICE: Attending Physician, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Attending Physician, Hospital of Saint Raphael
OTHER APPOINTMENTS: American College of Rheumatology, Fellow 1994-present, Connecticut State Medical Society House of Delegates, 2004-present, New Haven County Medical Association Board of Governors, 2004-present
AREAS OF PROFESSIONAL INTEREST/EXPERTISE: Rheumatology, Osteoporosis (Certified by International Society of Bone Densitometry), Primary Care Practice
In over ten years of activity with our Chapter, I have found health and public policy issues particularly compelling. We must remain aggressive advocates for internal medicine within our healthcare system, recognizing the crucial role of primary care as well as the medical sub-specialties. In private practice as both a primary care internist and rheumatologist, I am sensitive to the needs of both roles.
The ACP advocates strongly for issues related to medical education, and I remain involved with such activities through my teaching of students, residents, and fellows in both the office and hospital setting. For the practicing physician, our Chapter meetings can develop even greater value in presenting effective CME, Board-recertification modules, and incorporating health information technologies.
I have worked extensively for our chapter largely in the health and public policy arena, and I would like the opportunity to serve as Governor as we address the challenges of the next several years.