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Rhondalyn C. McLean, MD, MHS

Rhondalyn C. McLean, MD, MHS Physician

Associate Medical Director of Heart Transplant Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. McLean is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Cardiovascular Disease, 2008

Clinical Expertise:

  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Transplant - Post-Transplant Follow-Up
  • Heart Transplant Evaluation
  • Heart Transplantation

Description of Clinical Expertise

Heart Failure and Transplantation
Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF)
End Stage Heart Failure
Mechanical Circulatory Support

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: University of California - San Francisco
Residency: NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship: Johns Hopkins Hospital


American Heart Association, National Heart Failure Society of America, National International Society for Heart and Lung Transplantation, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. McLean is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Medicine Rittenhouse Long-Term Acute Care Hospital: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Description of Research Expertise:

Genetic Polymorphisms in Response to Heart Failure Medications
End-stage Heart Failure

Selected Publications:

McLean R, Reese P, Acker M, Atluri P, Blumberg E, Reddy R, Hornsby N, Abt P, Sicilia A, Goldberg D: Early Results from the USHER Study: a Pilot Trial of Transplanting HCV-Infected Hearts into HCV-Negative Recipients Followed by Anti-Viral Treatment American Transplant Congress : 2018.

Reza N, Mahmud N, Molina M, McLean R, Goldberg L, Acker M, Bermudez C, Owens A: Model for End-Stage Liver Disease (MELD) Stratification Identifies Two Distinct Cohorts of Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy Patients Undergoing Transplantation ISHLT : 2018.

Kim, Y‎; Wald, J; Acker, M; Atluri, P‎; Fuller, S‎; Mascio, C; McLean, R; Ruckdeschel, E‎; Drajpuch, D; Tobin, L: Single Center Outcomes of Heart Transplantation Referrals in Adults with Systemic Right Ventricles ISHLT : 2018.

Seigerman M, Molina M, Shore S, Dayoub E, Hanff T, Mazurek J, Padegimas A, Menachem J, Rame J, Hornsby N, Acker M, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Margulies K, Jessup M, Bloom R, Goldberg L, Forde-Mclean R, Birati E: Short- and Long-Term Outcomes of Combined Heart and Kidney Transplantation: A Single-Center Experience Journal of the American College of Cardiology : 2018.

Ayers, M; Clark, K; McLean, R; Rame, E: Phosphodiesterase-type 5 Inhibition for refractory pre-capillary PH in Advanced Heart Failure is Associated with Increased Early Mortality Post Heart Transplant ISHLT : 2018.

Atluri, P‎; Acker, M; Thomasson, A; Gordon, J‎‎; Chen, C‎; Chung, J; McLean, R: Cardiac Allograft Survival Stratified by Preservation Solution: A Multi-Institutional Analysis ISHLT : 2018.

Menachem J, Birati E, Zamani P, Fox A, Tanna M, Owens A, Atluri P, Hornsby N, Kayser A, Drajpuch D, Tobin L, Kim Y, Wald J, Forde-McLean R, Rame J, Goldberg L, Mascio C, Bermudez C, Acker M, Mazurek J: Successful Heart Transplantation Alone in a Patient with Congenital Heart Disease and Severe Pulmonary Hypertension ISHLT : 2017.

Rhoades D, Tabibian J, Forde K, McLean R, Chandrasekhara V: Timing of gastrointestinal bleeding after LVAD implantation predicts anatomic location and affects clinical presentation and management AGA (American Gastroenterology Associates) : 2017.

Han J, Gaffey A, Soopan R, Hung G, McLean R, Acker M, Howard J, Phillips E, Venataraman C, Acker M, Atluri, P: HeartMate II Left Ventricular Assist Device Geometry on Chest Radiograph Does Not Correlate with Risk of Pump Thrombosis ASAIO Journal : 2016.

McLean R: A transcatheter intracardiac shunt device for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (REDUCE LAP-HF): a multicentre, open-label, single-arm, phase 1 trial Lancet 387 (10025): 1298–1304,2016.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
PCAM 2 East

Philadelphia, PA 19104
Phone: (215) 662-2727
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)