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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

Specialty:

  • Cardiology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Advanced Heart Failure and Transplant Cardiology, 2014

Clinical Expertise:

  • Arterial Insufficiency
  • Cardiac Sarcoidosis
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Cor Pulmonale
  • Dilated Cardiomyopathy
  • Familial Cardiomyopathy
  • Heart Transplantation
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Left Ventricular Assist Device
  • Muscular Dystrophy
  • Myocarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Restrictive Cardiomyopathy
  • Thalassemias
  • Transplant Evaluation

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

Memberships

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.

Research

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:

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.

Amrut V. Ambardekar, Michelle M. Kittleson, Maryse Palardy, Maria M. Mountis, Rhondalyn C. Forde-McLean, Adam D. DeVore, Salpy V. Pamboukian, Jennifer T. Thibodeau, Jeffrey J. Teuteberg, Linda Cadaret, Rongbing Xie, Wendy Taddei-Peters, David C. Naftel, James K. Kirklin, Lynne W. Stevenson, Garrick C. Stewart: Outcomes with ambulatory advanced heart failure from the Medical Arm of Mechanically Assisted Circulatory Support (MedaMACS) Registry The Journal of Heart and Lung Transplantation : 2018.

Shah SJ, Feldman T, Ricciardi MJ, Kahwash R, Lilly S, Litwin S, Nielsen CD, van der Harst P, Hoendermis E, Penicka M, Bartunek J, Fail PS, Kaye DM, Walton A, Petrie MC, Walker N, Basuray A, Yakubov S, Hummel SL, Chetcuti S, Forde-McLean R, Herrmann HC, Burkhoff D, Massaro JM, Cleland JGF, Mauri L.: One-Year Safety and Clinical Outcomes of a Transcatheter Interatrial Shunt Device for the Treatment of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction in the Reduce Elevated Left Atrial Pressure in Patients With Heart Failure (REDUCE LAP-HF I) Trial: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Cardiology : 2018.

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.

Rhoades D, Tabibian J, Forde K, McLean R, Chandrasekhara V: Timing of Gastrointestinal Bleeding After Implantation of Left Ventricular Assist Devices Associates With Anatomic Location, presentation, and Management. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol 17 (3): 448-454,2018.

Feldman T, Mauri L, Kahwash R, Litwin S, Ricciardi MJ, van der Harst P, Penicka M, Fail PS, Kaye DM, Petrie MC, Basuray A, Hummel SL, Forde-McLean R, Nielsen CD, Lilly S, Massaro JM, Burkhoff D, Shah SJ; REDUCE LAP-HF Investigators and Study Coordinators: Transcatheter Interatrial Shunt Device for the Treatment of Heart Failure With Preserved Ejection Fraction (REDUCE LAP-HF I [Reduce Elevated Left Atrial Pressure in Patients With Heart Failure]: A Phase 2, Randomized, Sham-Controlled Trial. Circulation 137 (4): 364-375,2018.

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.

Academic Contact Info

3400 Civic Center Boulevard
PCAM 11 South

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