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Rhondalyn C. McLean, MD, MHS

Rhondalyn C. McLean, MD, MHS Physician

Medical Director, Heart Transplantation Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine

Dr. McLean is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Advanced Heart Failure
  • Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy
  • Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Dysplasia
  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Amyloid
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • CardioMEMS
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Chronic Inotropic Therapy
  • Circulatory Assist Devices
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Diabetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Genetic Cardiomyopathy
  • Giant Cell Myocarditis
  • Heart Biopsy
  • Heart Transplant Rejection
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Home Inotropes
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Idiopathic Hypertrophic Subaortic Stenosis
  • Infiltrative Disorders of the Heart
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Heart Failure
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Mechanical Circulatory Support
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myocarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Rheumatic Heart Failure
  • Right Heart Failure
  • Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy
  • Tachycardia-Induced Cardiomyopathy
  • Takatsubo Cardiomyopathy
  • Thalassemias
  • Transplant Evaluation
  • Valvular Heart Disease
  • Viral Cardiomyopathy
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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)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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:

Antibody and Cellular Mediated Heart Transplant Rejection
End-stage Heart Failure
Hepatitis C positive donors for HCV negative transplant recipients

Selected Publications:

Dr. Inna Tchoukina, Dr Keyur B. Shah, Dr. Jennifer Thibodeau, Dr Jerry Estep, Dr. Anuradha Lala-Trindade, Dr. David Lanfear, Dr. Nisha Gilotra, Dr Salpy V. Pamboukian, Dr Douglas Horstmanshof, Dr Dennis McNamara, Dr Donald C. Haas, Dr. Ulrich Jorde, Dr Rhondalyn C. McLean, Dr Thomas Cascino, Ms Shokoufeh Khalatbari, Mr Blair Richards, Dr Matheos Yosef, Dr Cathie Spino, Dr J. Timothy Baldwin, Dr Douglas Mann, Dr Keith Aaronson, Dr Garrick Stewart: Impact of Socioeconomic Factors on Patient Desire for Early LVAD Therapy Prior to Inotrope Dependence. Journal of Cardiac Failure : 2019.

Kittleson MM, Shah P, Lala A, McLean RC, Pamboukian S, Horstmanshof DA, Thibodeau J, Shah K, Teuteberg J, Gilotra NA, Taddei-Peters WC, Cascino TM, Richards B, Khalatbari S, Jeffries N, Stevenson LW, Mann D, Aaronson KD, Stewart GC; REVIVAL Investigators.: INTERMACS profiles and outcomes of ambulatory advanced heart failure patients: A report from the REVIVAL Registry. J Heart Lung Transplant : 2019.

Zhao K, Mclean RC, Hoteit MA, Olthoff KM: Combined Heart and Liver Transplant: Indication, Patient Selection, and Allocation Policy. Clin Liver Dis (Hoboken) : 2019.

Ahluwalia M, Jessup M, Forde KA, Sehgal S, Katz ST, Quiaoit YAA, Hornsby N, Owens AT, McLean RC.: Clinical utility of surveillance and clinically prompted right heart catheterization in patients listed for heart transplantation. Catheter Cardiovasc Interv : 2019.

Kim YY, Awh K, Acker M, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Crespo M, Diamond JM, Drajpuch D, Forde-Mclean R, Fuller S, Goldberg L, Mazurek J, Mascio C, Menachem JN, Rame E, Ruckdeschel E, Tobin L, Wald J.: Pulmonary arterial hypertension in adults with systemic right ventricles referred for cardiac transplantation. Clin Transplant. : 2019.

Ambardekar AV, Kittleson MM, Palardy M, Mountis MM, Forde-McLean RC, DeVore AD, Pamboukian SV, Thibodeau JT, Teuteberg JJ, Cadaret L, Xie R, Taddei-Peters W, Naftel DC, Kirklin JK, Stevenson LW, Stewart GC.: Outcomes with ambulatory advanced heart failure from the Medical Arm of Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (MedaMACS) Registry. J Heart Lung Transplant. : 2019.

McLean RC, Reese PP, Acker M, Atluri P, Bermudez C, Goldberg LR, Abt PL, Blumberg EA, Van Deerlin VM, Reddy KR, Bloom RD, Hasz R, Suplee L, Sicilia A, Woodards A, Zahid MN, Bar KJ, Porrett P, Levine MH, Hornsby N, Gentile C, Smith J, Goldberg DS.: Transplanting hepatitis C virus-infected hearts into uninfected recipients: A single-arm trial. Am J Transplant. : 2019.

Thomas C. Hanff1, 2, Robert S. Zhang2, Yuhui Zhang1, Maria Molina1, 2, Rhondalyn C. McLean1, 2, Jeremy A. Mazurek1, 2, Monique Tanna1, 2, Michael V. Genuardi1, 2, Joyce W. Wald1, 2, Pavan Atluri3, Michael A. Acker3, Lee R. Goldberg1, 2 and Edo Y. Birati1: Quantification of Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Exercise Capacity of Heart Transplant Recipients ISHLT : 2019.

Thomas C. Hanff1, 2, Michael O. Harhay2, Stephen E. Kimmel1, 2, Maria Molina1, Michael A. Acker3, Christian Bermudez3, Pavan Atluri3, Jeremy A. Mazurek1, Joyce W. Wald1, Rhondalyn C. McLean1, Lee R. Goldberg1, Edo Y. Birati: VA-ECMO as a Bridge to Heart Transplantation: Quantification of Mortality Trends Over the Last Decade ISHLT : 2019.

Thomas C. Hanff1, 2, Michael O. Harhay2, Stephen E. Kimmel1, 2, Maria Molina1, Michael A. Acker3, Christian Bermudez3, Pavan Atluri3, Jeremy A. Mazurek1, Joyce W. Wald1, Rhondalyn C. McLean1, Lee R. Goldberg1, Edo Y. Birati1: The Role of Human Leukocyte Antigen Sensitization as a Risk Factor for Mortality in Patients Bridged to Heart Transplantation with VA-ECMO ISHLT : 2019.

Academic Contact Info

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PCAM 11 South

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