Dr. McClelland is a 1954 graduate of The University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. Following his internship at the University of Kansas Medical Center and two years of military service in the Air Force in Germany, he completed his residency in general surgery at Parkland Memorial Hospital. He then completed a one-year fellowship in splanchnic hemodynamics with Dr. Fouad Bashour, in the Department of Internal Medicine, at UT Southwestern. He was appointed to the faculty of UT Southwestern Medical Center in 1962 and is the first faculty member to hold the Alvin Baldwin Jr. Chair in Surgery, an endowment designated for support of surgical education. His primary interests lie in gastrointestinal surgery and in postgraduate medical education. As originator and editor of Audio-Journal Review ¿ General Surgery and Selected Readings in General Surgery, his influence as a medical educator extends beyond the department into surgical training programs throughout the country.


University of Texas at Austin (1952)
Medical School
University of Texas Medical Br (1954)

Research Interest

  • Surgical Education


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Rare Presentation of Actinomycosis as an Abdominal Mass. Report of a Case
Meyer P, Nwariaku FE, McClelland RN, Gibbons D, Leach F, Sagalowsky AI, Simmang C, Jeyarajah DR Diseases of the Colon and Rectum June 2000 43(6) 872-875
Laparotomy and Proximal Gastric Vagotomy in Zollinger-Ellison Syndrome: Results of a 16 Year Prospective Study
McArthur KE, Richardson CT, Barnett CC, Eshagi N, Smerud MJ, McClelland RN, Feldman M American Journal of Gastroenterology June 1996 91(6) 1104-1111
Use of Distal Splenorenal Shunt in Children Referred for Liver Transplant Evaluation
Renard TH, Andrews WS, Rollins N, Swiener RJ, Anderson J, Simaoka S, McClelland RN Journal of Pediatric Surgery March 1994 29(3) 403-4-6
A New Balanced Operation for Complex Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
Landreneau RJ, Marshall JB, Johnson JA, Boley Theresa M, Hazelrigg SR, Curtis JJ, McClelland RN Annals of Thoracic Surgery August 1991 52 325-327
Mesenteric Venous Hypertension: Importance After Portal Systemic Shunting?
Landreneau RJ, Horton J, McClelland RN Surgery July 1989 106(1) 11-20

Honors & Awards

  • Ashbel Smith Distinguished Alumnus
    UT Medical Branch in Galveston (1999)
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Distinguished Teacher Award Nominee
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (1991)
  • McClelland Lectureship
    Parkland Surgical Society (1990)
  • Minnie Stevens Piper Professor
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (1981)
  • Alvin Baldwin Jr. Chair in Surgery
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (1977)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American College of Surgeons, Fellow
  • American Gastrointestinal Association
  • American Surgical Association
  • Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  • Southern Surgical Association