Richard McLean devoted to rural health

PROFESSOR Richard McLean has had a decorated career in medicine.

The Wangaratta resident has been appointed as a member in the general division of the Order of Australia (AM) due to his service to medicine, particularly in the fields of rural health and nuclear medicine.

He has worked as a clinician, academic and mentor and is a professorial fellow at the Rural Health Academic Centre, a former associate dean and founding chair of the School of Rural health and a chair of the accreditation sub-committee of the Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria.

Mr McLean specialises in nuclear medicine and molecular imaging at Regional Imaging and is a consultant at the Wangaratta Cardiology and Respiratory Centre.

Mr McLean was a consultant physician from 1985 to 2001, and the Australian and New Zealand Association of Physicians in Nuclear Medicine president, 1992 to 1994.

He is a founding member of the Federation of Rural Medical Educators in 2001.