Robert McLean, M.D.


Internal Medicine
& Rheumatology

9 Prince St., New Haven
(203) 772-0011

Robert M. McLean, M.D. graduated cum laude from Williams College in 1984 and magna cum laude from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in 1988. He trained as a resident in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital and then served as a Chief Resident in the Yale Primary Care Medicine Residency Program. After completing a fellowship in rheumatology at Yale in 1994, he began his practice of internal medicine and rheumatology here in New Haven.

Dr. McLean is board-certified in both internal medicine and rheumatology and is a Fellow in both American College of Physicians and the American College of Rheumatology. With the Connecticut chapter of the American College of Physicians (ACP), Dr. McLean has been active in health policy and health reform advocacy for many years. He served as the Governor of the CT ACP Chapter from 2009-13, and currently serves on the Board of Regents. At the state level, he currently serves on the state of Connecticut’s Healthcare Innovation Steering Committee, after previously serving on the Primary Care Access Authority as well as the SustiNet Healthcare Quality and Provider Advisory Committee. He also served previously on the Board of Governors of the New Haven County Medical Association and remains an active member of the Connecticut State Medical Society.

After Connecticut Medical Group became affiliated with Northeast Medical Group (NEMG) of the Yale-New Haven Health System (YNHHS), he was appointed chairman of the YNHHS Clinical Integration Steering Committee as well as chairman of the NEMG Quality & Performance Improvement Committee.

As Associate Clinical Professor in the Yale School of Medicine, Dr. McLean maintains active involvement in medical education through the frequent teaching of Yale medical students and hospital residents in his office.
In addition to the broad range of conditions and preventive strategies which comprise internal medicine, Dr. McLean’s scope of practice involves the musculoskeletal conditions of rheumatology – encompassing an entire spectrum of bone, joint and muscle conditions and other connective tissue diseases. Osteoporosis has become a particular interest, and he is the director of Connecticut Medical Group’s bone densitometry testing center.