Dr. Ian James MacLean was born in Ottawa, Ontario on the 3rd of June, 1952. His parents were William James MacLean and the former Ruth Olivia Woodruff. He has an older brother named Bernard and a younger sister named Laura. Dr. MacLean attended kindergarten to grade 8 at Manotick Public School in Manotick, Ontario then South Carlton High School in Richmond, Ontario.
He went on to study medicine at the University of Western Ontario, graduating in 1976. Dr. MacLean interned at St. Joseph’s Hospital in London Ontario. In 1977, after completing his internship, he joined the practice of Dr. Otto Akkerman at 575 Queen Street in Chatham, Ontario.
Dr. MacLean moved his practice to 48 Grand Avenue West in 1980, followed by a move to 45 Raleigh Street in 1987 and then the office moved again in 1997 to 20 Emma Street in Chatham.
Dr. MacLean was President of Staff when the Chatham-Kent Health Alliance merged in 1998. He also served one year as the President of the Kent County Medical Association. Dr. MacLean retired in June of 2007 after 30 years of dedicated care to the citizens of Chatham-Kent.
Dr. MacLean and his wife Karolyn (Bjorgan) have six children, Shelley, Sherri, Jennifer, Scott, Erin and Megan and 9 grandchildren, Jordan, Kaeley, Sophie, Julia, Maia, Simon, Lily, Henry and Zachary. In their spare time, Dr. and Mrs. MacLean love to spend time with their children and grandchildren and they enjoy travelling. Dr. MacLean enjoys reading and a variety of sports. Dr. MacLean is also an avid golfer.
*Dr. Otto Akkerman also appears on the Chatham-Kent Physician Tribute website.