Daniel A. Mendelson, M.S., M.D.

Daniel A. Mendelson, M.S., M.D.

Contact Information

Highland Hospital, Department of Medicine
1000 South Avenue, Box 58
Rochester, NY 14620

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Professional Bio

Dr. Mendelson has a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry (1988 with Highest Honors) from Rochester Institute of Technology where he was also the Distinguished Alumnus for 2012. He completed a Masters in Biophysics (1993; solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance in biological systems) and a Medical Doctorate (1995) at the University of Rochester. He furthered his training by completing a residency in Primary Care Internal Medicine (1998) and a fellowship in Geriatrics (2000) also at the University of Rochester. Dr. Mendelson came to Highland Hospital in 1999 during his second year of fellowship to help develop the inpatient, acute geriatrics service at Highland Hospital.

He also helped establish Strong Health Geriatrics Group where he has served as associate medical director. He co-founded the Geriatric Fracture Center at Highland Hospital and lectures world-wide about topics related to fragility fractures and has several publications in this area. He is the founder of the Palliative Care Consultation Service at Highland Hospital and helped establish the Palliative Care Consultation Service at Strong Memorial Hospital. Dr. Mendelson has served as the Medical Director of the Highlands at Brighton (2006-2014) and Monroe Community Hospital (2012-2014); he previously served as medical director of Visiting Nurse Service of Rochester & Monroe County and the Baird Nursing Home. He serves as a member of local, not-for-profit boards of directors, the Highland Hospital Ethics Committee, and the NY American College of Physicians Ethics Committees. He has won several teaching awards and other recognition of his work including a Rochester Business Journal Award and the Highland Hospital Distinguished Physician Award.

Patient Care Bio

I hope to provide the type and quality of care I would want for myself or my loved ones. Through direct clinical practice, education, research, and administration, I try to create and support systems of care that are patient- and family-centered, kind, thoughtful, and effective. We can not possibly cure every disease or solve every problem, but we can always be humane and hard working and try to do the right thing for each person we work with.

Awards & Honors (Local)

Cohn Teaching Fellowship | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry | Rochester, NY 2005 - 2007
Highland Hospital Resident Teaching Award | Highland Hospital/University of Rochester Residents | Rochester, NY 2002 - 2003
Excellence in Palliative Care/End-of-Life Care | Rochester's Concern for the Dying | Rochester, NY 2000
Hartford Foundation Geriatrics Fellowship | Hartford Foundation | New York, NY 1999 - 2000
Honors in Internal Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry | Rochester, NY 1994
Honors in Psychiatry University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY 1994
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) - Combined Degree Program, PHS Grant 5 T32 GM 07356-16 National Institutes of Health and University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry 1988 - 1993
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society Phi Kappa Phi, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 1988
Highest Honors & Faculty Honors Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 1988
John Wiley Jones Distinguished Student | John Wiley Jones Foundation & Rochester Institute of Technology | Rochester, NY 1988
Outstanding Senior Chemistry Student Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 1988
Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award Merck & Co and Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY 1987

Current Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Geriatric Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1995
MS | Biophysics | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent1993
BS | Chemistry | Rochester Inst Technology1988

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996
Pre-med in Chemistry at Rochester Institute of Technology08/26/1985 - 08/27/1988