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Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery

Caitlin C. McLean, MD

Caitlin C. McLean
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Otolaryngology (ENT), Head and Neck Surgery

179 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
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Clinical Interests
  • Medical and surgical management of refractory chronic rhinosinusitis
  • Sinonasal tumors
  • Image-guided surgery
  • Revision sinus surgery
  • Endoscopic lacrimal and orbital surgery
  • CSF leak repair
  • Minimally invasive anterior skull base surgery
  • Inflammatory diseases of the nose and topical intranasal therapeutics
  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
  • Fellowship, Rhinology and Skull-Based Surgery, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
  • Residency, Otolaryngology, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY
Board Certification
  • Otolaryngology
  • American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery
  • American Rhinologic Society 
  • Academy of the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
Awards and Honors
  • Paul C. Harrington Award
  • John D. Norante Award
  • AO North America Resident Research Support
  • Thomas Francis-Graham Award, Georgetown University 
  • IWLCA National Academic All-American Dean’s List, Georgetown University
  • National Division I Lacrosse Defender of the Year
  • Three-time Brine/IWLCA National All-American
  • Nominee, Tewaaraton Trophy

Office Locations

Temple Head & Neck Institute

Temple University Hospital – Main Campus
3509 N. Broad Street
Boyer Pavilion, 6th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19140

Temple Head & Neck Institute – Rydal Office

1077 Rydal Road

2nd Floor, Suite 201

Meadowbrook, PA 19046


Digital Bibliography
Peer Reviewed Publications

Man L., McLean C.C., Pierce M.L., Fakhri S. Endoscopic Trans(naso)orbital Management of Supraorbital Mucoceles with Biliary T-tube Stenting. Laryngoscope.  2013 Feb; 123(2):326-30.

Manthurithil C., Lewis J., McLean C., Batra S., Barnett S. Endoscopic Endonasal Management of Olfactory Neuroblastoma: A retrospective analysis of 10 patients with quality of life measures. World Neurosurgery. 2016 Jun; 90:1-5.

Adelman J.,  McLean C.,  Shaigany J., Krouse J. The Role of Surgery in Management of Samter’s Triad: A Systematic Review. Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. 2016 Aug;155(2):220-37.

Yang ZJ, McLean C. Perez C, Barnett S, Friedman D, Tajudeen BD, and Batra PS. “Surgical Outcomes and Postoperative Management in Spontaneous Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea.” Journal of Neurological Surgery. Part B, Skull Base, no. First (September).  2017. Georg Thieme Verlag KG.

Books Chapters

Practical Medical and Surgical Management of Chronic Rhinosinusitis: Surgery for Frontal Sinus Disease. By Caitlin McLean, Nathan Deckard, and Pete Batra. Springer, 2015

Color Handbook of Otolaryngology: Sinonasal Malignancies. By Caitlin McLean and Pete Batra. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, 2017.

ratings & reviews


Our Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to care provider related questions from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about Patient Satisfaction Rating.


4.70 / 5.0


Give easy to understand instruction
Provider expl in way you understand
Provider listen carefully to you
Show respect for what you say
Spend enough time with you
June 21, 2021

Excellent experience with my physician Dr. McLean. My first -

May 10, 2021

very good

May 5, 2021

I thought this visit was fantastic. it was my first time at this practice. I had gone to another ENT and had a bad experience and came here. The differences were incredible. I was given time to discuss my problem - made comfortable - able to troubleshoot strategies to address the problem. I would recommend this doctor wholeheartedly.

April 28, 2021

Dr. Mclean is a top notch doctor. She is on top of her game and on top of my medical issues. She is ultra-friendly, which is somewhat rare when visiting with different doctors. I personally like her and proud to have her her as my ENT. I'm a retired engineer and and have always been extremely detailed and I think I hold a higher standard than most others. She is the best!

April 21, 2021

[...] The nurse/assistant was top notch, professional & thorough. The doctor was rushed somewhat, and her demeanor felt like my health concerns were brushed off and unimportant.

April 17, 2021

very positive experience. competent, attentive care. physician and staff were present in the appointment versus distracted by other things. appreciate the care.

March 29, 2021

Great visit with Dr McLean. Always happy to see her. Three years ago she saved my life. I just love her.

March 22, 2021

Dr. McClean is very friendly & made me feel very comfortable.

March 22, 2021

Good experience, attentive. Doctor & personnel. [...]

March 19, 2021

It was a Great Experience and would not change anything.

March 8, 2021

very good

March 7, 2021

[...] All and all, I love my visits with Dr. McLean and her nurse, [...]. They are both top notch and I would not hesitate to recommend them to friends or family. [...]

February 28, 2021

Dr. Mclean is very friendly, good listener and very efficient doctor. I am glad that I was able to get treated by her.

February 22, 2021

I was compline of my nick pain and difficult for more than 2 months No. energy to keep up to appointment, and My nose was bleeding for long time. She doesn't explain to me or why I had it suffer for long time after surgery. She gave express was all my health problem, But I do not have different medication after surgery When a Patient can't make post appointment for 3 months She must call to find out of patient condition way I seen her she may be good doctor But she doesn't have compassion or humanity. little concern make big different. I have to go see her one more time for clean out my nose, that could be prevent.

February 1, 2021

The visit was conducted professionally and the doctor was very informative and returned my calls on a follow up matter. Overall the experience was excellent.

January 24, 2021

very polite

January 11, 2021

[...] my first time seeing doctor McLean she was very nice kind courteous listen to what I was telling her about my situation and I would definitely see her again or recommend her to a friend or family member if I have to

December 4, 2020

Dr. McLean was excellent at explaining her diagnosis what to expect (prognosis) etc. Very thorough. Very exceptional & would recommend.

November 28, 2020


November 18, 2020

She gave me very good advice and her recommendations for homeware have helped more than I expected