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Neurology Chair

Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Professor and Chairman
of Neurology

Faculty By Divisions

Michael J. McLean, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Neurology


Dr. McLean earned a B.A. in Biology from University of Chicago in 1970, and received his Ph.D. in Physiology in 1976 and his M.D. in 1978 from University of Virginia and University of Virginia School of Medicine. McLean then pursued postdoctoral studies with Dr. Nick Sperelakis in the Department of Physiology at University of Virginia, and served an internship and his first year of residency in Internal Medicine at Vanderbilt University from 1978 – 1980. In 1983 he completed his residency in Neurology at University of Michigan Hospitals.

McLean was instructor of Neurology, then assistant professor of Neurology at University of Michigan Medical Center from 1983 – 1985. He then joined the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical Center as assistant professor for the Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Pharmacology. From 1989 – 1993, McLean was also assistant professor of Neurology for Veterans Affairs Medical Center. In 1993 he became associate professor of Neurology, and 1994 McLean became associate professor for the Department of Pharmacology. He continues to hold these positions, along with being director of Neuromagnetics Research for the Department of Neurology.

Michael J. McLean, M.D., Ph. D. Associate Professor of Neurology Director, Neuromagnetic Research Epilepsy Address: 1161 21st Ave South, Nashville, TN 37232 Phone: 615-936-0060

Research: Seizures / Epilepsy, Pain/Neuromagnetics


Research in Dr. McLean’s laboratory involves effects of antiepileptic drugs and magnetic fields on neurons in cell culture and animal models of epilepsy and pain.