Dr. McLellan completed her medical education at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, Louisiana after pursuing a degree in anthropology at Princeton University and a Master's in Public Health at the University of California at Berkeley. She began a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Los Angeles County – University of Southern California and completed that program at the University of Miami – Jackson Memorial Hospital.
After a Fogarty fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases which included work in Haiti, Dr. McLellan went on to Emory University for her fellowship in adult Infectious Diseases, and stayed on there as faculty in the HIV care program.
In 1997, Dr. McLellan returned to her home town in New Orleans, Louisiana where she now holds dual faculty appointments in the Department of Medicine, Infectious Diseases Section at Tulane University School of Medicine and in the Department of Tropical Medicine at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.
Dr. McLellan's primary interests are in the areas of tropical and travel medicine, and the delivery of care in resource-poor environments. She first visited Haiti in 1982, and has been involved in teaching, clinical, and research projects in that country. Recently she has been acting as faculty for courses taught at the School of Public Health in Rwanda. She has also had experience in Francophone Africa, Egypt, Jamaica, Thailand, and Peru. She is one of the core faculty members for the Master of Public Health in Tropical Medicine at Tulane University. Dr. McLellan also teaches tropical medicine and general infectious diseases at Tulane University School of Medicine.
Publications & Presentations
- Paddock CD, Finley RW, Wright CS, Robinson HN, Schrodt BJ, Lane CC, Ekenna O, Blass MA. Tamminga CL, Ohl CA, McLellan SLF, Goddard J, Holman RC, Openshaw JJ, Sumner JW, Zaki SR, Eremeeva ME. Rickettsia parkeri Rickettsiosis and Its Clinical Distinction from Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever CID 2008; 47:1188-1197.
- McLellan SLF. The HIV Infected Traveler. The Travel and Tropical Medicine Manual. Saunders; 4 edition (August 8, 2008); Jong EC and Sanford CA, eds.
- McLellan SLF. Jet Lag. In Travel Medicine: Expert Consult. Mosby; 2 edition (June 4, 2008); Keystone JS, Kozarsky PE., Freedman DO, and Nothdurft HD, eds.
- McLellan SLF, Sonnenburg F. Immunocompromised Patients Including AIDS. Travelers' Diarrhea 2/E, BC Decker Inc: 2007; Ericsson CD, Dupont HL, and Steffen, eds.
- McLellan SLF. Vaccine Special Issues: Yellow Fever, Rabies and Japanese Encephalitis. Clin Fam Pract 2005 Dec; 7(4); 697-716.
- Paddock CD, Sumner JW, Comer JA, Zaki1SR, Goldsmith CS, Goddard J, McLellan SLF, Tamminga CL, and Ohl CL. Rickettsia parkeri: A Newly Recognized Cause of Spotted Fever Rickettsiosis in the United States. CID 2004; 38:805-11.
- Oberhelman RA, McLellan SLF, Behrens R. Special Hosts: Children, Pregnant Women, Immunocompromsied Patients, and the Elderly). Travelers' Diarrhea, BC Decker Inc: 2003; Ericsson CD, Dupont HL, and Steffen, eds.
- McLellan SLF. Evaluation of fever in the returned traveler. Primary Care; Clinics in Office Practice 2002 Dec; 29(4):947-970.
- McLellan SLF. Jet lag. Travel Medicine, CV Mosby: 2004; Keystone et al, eds
- Steele RW, Wynn MD, McLellan SLF, Garcia-Diaz JB. Nodular Skin Lesions Infect Med 2003; 20(10):460-465.