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

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

Contact Information

Highland Hospital
1000 South Avenue
Box 58
Rochester, NY 14620

Fax: (585) 341-8305
Office: (585) 341-0888
Administrative: (585) 341-6776

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 is the Medical Director of the Highlands at Brighton and Monroe Community Hospital; he recently 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, the American Geriatrics Society 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.

Research Bio

The Geriatrics Orthopaedics Research Group at Highland Hospital is part of the Geriatrics Fracture Center. Our research interests include clinical research, care delivery, systems of care, primary and secondary fracture prevention, osteoporosis, risk assessment, lean processes, total quality management, demand matching, material science and bone augmentation, surgical technique, prosthetics, education, and financial outcomes.

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

Recent Journal Articles

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2011 Apr
Kates SL, Mendelson DA, Friedman SM. "The value of an organized fracture program for the elderly: early results." Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2011 Apr; 25(4):233-7.
2011
Kates, SL; Mears SC, eds; Bukata, SV; DiGiovanni, BF; Friedman, SM; Hoyen, H; Kates, A; Kates, SL; Mears, SC; Mendelson, DA; Serna, FH; Sieber, FE; Tyler, WK. "A Guide to Improving the Care of Patients With Fragility Fractures". Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 2011; 2(1): 5-37. Link
2010 Feb 22
Rozzini R, Trabucchi M. "Comanagement of elderly patients admitted to a hospital for hip fracture." Archives of internal medicine.. 2010 Feb 22; 170(4):392-3; author reply 393.
2010
Schnell, S; Friedman, SM; Mendelson, DA; Bingham, KW; Kates, SL. "The 1-Year Mortality of Patients Treated in a Hip Fracture Program for Elders". Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 2010; 1(1): 6-14. Link
2010
Menzies, IB; Mendelson, DA; Kates, SL; Friedman, SM. "Prevention and Clinical Management of Hip Fractures in Patients With Dementia". Geriatric Orthopaedic Surgery & Rehabilitation. 2010; 1(2): 63-72. Link

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 Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
Internship in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996
Pre-med in Chemistry at Rochester Institute of Technology08/26/1985 - 08/27/1988