Robert McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAFP

Chief, Section of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
Medical Director, Live Well/Work Well
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Professor, Medicine, Community and Family Medicine, and The Dartmouth Institute
Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Robert McLellan, MD, MPH, FACOEM, FAAFP



(603) 653-3850


  • MD, Yale Medical School, 1978
  • Yale Public Health School, 1978
  • BA, Yale College, 1973

Primary Contact

Jennifer Locke
(603) 653-3893


American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
American Public Health Association
American Academy of Family Physicians

Areas of Expertise

Occupational and environmental medicine

Short Bio

Robert McLellan’s clinical work ranges from the care of patients with complicated work-related spine injuries, to assessment and management of toxic exposures, to complex fitness for duty evaluations, to delivering medical-legal services essential to the WC and disability assessment process.  As a preventive medicine specialist, trained in population health management as well as individual clinical care, his work as an OEM practitioner encompasses the design and deployment of a wide variety of services and environmental interventions to improve the health and safety of the workforce of Dartmouth-Hitchcock and other employers.

Dr. McLellan provides national leadership and conduct research in several contemporary issues in occupational and environmental medicine including:  improving the quality of occupational health care, engaging occupational medicine in emergency preparedness and response, advancing the epidemiology of work-related injury and illness, integrating occupational health protection with health promotion and disease management, collecting occupational health data in electronic medical records, identifying the role of occupational medicine in accountable care organizations and patient-centered medical homes.

His work as an educator has spanned from the creation of curricula and educational materials, to chairing national conferences, to teaching in venues ranging from international meetings to the bedside. He helped create and teach the Environmental Medicine Core Curriculum for the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, The Dartmouth Institute’s course on Environmental Health Sciences and Policy, and monographs in environmental medicine published by the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR). 


- 2015: Commendation from Governor Hassan of New Hampshire for commitment and dedication to the community and state
- 2012: President’s Award. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine
- 2008: Innovative Research Award for Worker Health and Safety, to recognize innovative and creative National Occupational Research Agenda Research-related occupational safety and health research, Awarded by the National Institute for Occupational Health and Safety
- 2006: Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Medicine, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center
- 2002: Harriet Hardy Award from the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, “for a physician who exemplifies the highest ideals of occupational and environmental medicine practice”
- 2000: President’s Award. The American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine for work in Environmental Medicine
- 2000: Roger Fossum Award, New Hampshire Public Health Association “for dedicated commitment and leadership in environmental and public health”

Published Research