Robert M. McLean, MD, MACP, is President of the American College of Physicians (ACP), the national organization of internists. His term began during Internal Medicine Meeting 2019, ACP’s annual scientific meeting held in Philadelphia from April 11-13.

A resident of Woodbridge, Connecticut, Dr. McLean practices internal medicine and rheumatology in New Haven with the Northeast Medical Group of Yale-New Haven Health, where he is the Medical Director for Clinical Quality. He 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 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 has served on many ACP committees including the Health & Public Policy Committee, 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 and was elected a Master of the College in 2019. FACP is an honorary designation that recognizes ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine, and MACP recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments. Dr. McLean 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.