David A McLean

David A McLean, MD

Associate Professor; Director Of Ultrasound Services; Director Of Quality For The OBGYN Department

Department: DSO-SHANDS
Business Phone: (352) 273-7660
Business Email: mcleand@ufl.edu

About David A McLean

David A. McLean, MD, is an associate professor in UF College of Medicine’s department of obstetrics and gynecology, medical director for ultrasound services and physician director of quality for obstetrics and gynecology. He is board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology and maternal-fetal medicine.

Dr. McLean attended medical school at the University of West Indies in Kingston, Jamaica. He then moved north to Ontario, Canada, to complete his residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Ottawa. Following residency, he completed a fellowship in maternal-fetal medicine at the University of Connecticut in Mansfield, Connecticut. After completing his education, Dr. McLean was on faculty at several major academic institutions in the Northeast and Canada and also served as the medical director of the maternal fetal center at Valley Children’s Hospital in Madera, California.

Dr. McLean’s clinical interests include prenatal diagnosis by ultrasound, high-risk pregnancy care and clinical informatics to promote quality and patient safety for the care that women receive at UF Health.

He belongs to several professional organizations and also serves as Vice President of the Board of Directors for the National Certification Corporation and as content expert for the Electronic Fetal Monitoring Exam Content and Perinatal Patient Safety and Quality Content committees.

Board Certifications

  • Maternal-Fetal Medicine
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Clinical Profile

  • Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • Maternal and Fetal Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Amniocentesis
  • Chorionic villus sampling
  • Fetal heart monitoring
  • Pregnancy – health risks
  • Ultrasound pregnancy


Resting-state fMRI reveals functional connectivity between face-selective perirhinal cortex and the fusiform face area related to face inversion.
NeuroImage. 92:349-55 [DOI] 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2014.02.005. [PMID] 24531049.
Distinct familiarity-based response patterns for faces and buildings in perirhinal and parahippocampal cortex.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 33(26):10915-23 [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0126-13.2013. [PMID] 23804111.
fMRI reveals a lower visual field preference for hand actions in human superior parieto-occipital cortex (SPOC) and precuneus.
Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior. 49(9):2525-41 [DOI] 10.1016/j.cortex.2012.12.014. [PMID] 23453790.
Where one hand meets the other: limb-specific and action-dependent movement plans decoded from preparatory signals in single human frontoparietal brain areas.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 33(5):1991-2008 [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0541-12.2013. [PMID] 23365237.
Distinct patterns of functional and effective connectivity between perirhinal cortex and other cortical regions in recognition memory and perceptual discrimination.
Cerebral cortex (New York, N.Y. : 1991). 22(1):74-85 [DOI] 10.1093/cercor/bhr075. [PMID] 21613466.
fMRI repetition suppression for familiar but not arbitrary actions with tools.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 32(12):4247-59 [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.5270-11.2012. [PMID] 22442087.
The role of the left intraparietal sulcus in the relationship between symbolic number processing and children’s arithmetic competence.
Developmental cognitive neuroscience. 2(4):448-57 [DOI] 10.1016/j.dcn.2012.04.001. [PMID] 22591861.
Decoding action intentions from preparatory brain activity in human parieto-frontal networks.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 31(26):9599-610 [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0080-11.2011. [PMID] 21715625.
Decoding effector-dependent and effector-independent movement intentions from human parieto-frontal brain activity.
The Journal of neuroscience : the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. 31(47):17149-68 [DOI] 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.1058-11.2011. [PMID] 22114283.


Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
1989 · University of Connecticut
Residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology
1986 · University of Ottowa
Medical School
1981 · University of West Indies

Contact Details

(352) 273-7660
Business Mailing:
1600 SW Archer Road
PO Box 100294
UF Dept of OB/GYN