Robert McLean has practiced primary care internal medicine and rheumatology since 1994. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at Yale School of Medicine and regularly teaches medical students, residents, and fellows. He received a B.A. from Williams College, followed by an M.D. from the University of Maryland. He served as an internal medicine resident at Yale-New Haven Hospital from 1988-91 and then as a chief medical resident with the Yale Primary Care Residency program. Following a fellowship in rheumatology at Yale from 1992-94, he entered full-time practice. He has been active with the American College of Physicians, currently as the Connecticut Chapter Governor. He previously served as the Connecticut Chapter's Health & Public Policy Chairman for many years and has recently served on the ACP's national Health and Public Policy Committee. Since 2007, he has served on the state of Connecticut's Primary Care Access Authority.