Dr. Donald C. McLean graduated from Williams College with honors in chemistry and from Cornell University Medical College; his internship and residency training were completed at the New York Hospital, Cornell University Medical College.
He then served in the United States Air Force as Chief of Pediatrics at the 36th Tactical Fighter Wing hospital, Bitburg, Germany, where he became interested in allergy/immunology and completed a fellowship in allergy at the University of Virginia. After completion of the program, he began practice at the Lowance Clinic in Atlanta.
Dr. McLean founded Peachtree Allergy Clinic in 1973 on the campus of Piedmont Hospital. During the following 40 plus years, he practiced allergy/immunology, assumed leadership roles for several national and regional allergy associations, and spent over 30 years on the clinical faculty of Grady Hospital and Emory University Medical School of Medicine.
After a few years of retirement, he rejoined Peachtree Allergy and Asthma Clinic as an emeritus physician. Additionally, he volunteers as a physician with the Salvation Army. He enjoys many activities with his wife, Sondra, 6 children and 12 grandchildren.