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

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-0888

Administrative: (585) 341-6776

Office: (585) 341-0888

Fax: (585) 341-8305

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Geriatrics & Aging

Biography

My personal vision is to create a healthcare system that is effective, person-centered, kind, thorough, and efficient; the type and quality of care I would want for myself or my loved ones. I do this through medical education, direct clinical practice, research, administration, and dissemination programs. We can not possibly cure every disease or solve every problem, but we can always be humane, diligent, and try to do the right thing for each person.

http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/HH/Services-Centers/Palliative-Care/
https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland/departments-centers/geriatric-fracture.aspx

Professional Background

Dr. Mendelson has a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry (1988 with Highest Honors) from Rochester Institute of Technology where he was 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 completed 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 develop the inpatient, acute geriatrics service at Highland Hospital. He helped establish Strong Health Geriatrics Group (now UR Medicine Geriatrics Group) where he served as associate medical director. He co-founded the Geriatric Fracture Center at Highland Hospital; he lectures world-wide about fragility fracture care and co-management; he 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 other nursing homes. He serves or has served 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. Dr. Mendelson is a member of the American Geriatrics Society's Quality and Performance Measures Committee; he is a fellow of the American Geriatrics Society and the American College of Physicians. He was the first geriatrician to be a full member as well as course chair for AO Trauma. He previously served as chair of the American Hospital Association's Section for Long-Term Care & Rehabilitation Council.

Research

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, education, and financial outcomes. Areas of focus include geriatrics, palliative care, perioperative medicine, post-acute care, longterm care, medical education, program development/dissemination/evaluation/improvement, and regulatory compliance.

Credentials

Specialties

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

Education

1995
MD | Univ. of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1996 - 06/30/1998
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1995 - 06/30/1996
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

08/26/1985 - 08/27/1988
Pre-med in Chemistry at Rochester Institute of Technology

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Awards

2014
Geriatrics Division Leadership Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2012
Distinguished Alumni Award
Sponsor: Rochester Institute of Technology, College of Science
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Distinguished Physician of the Year
Sponsor: Highland Hospital
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Highland Hospital/University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2011
Obstetrics & Gynecology Resident Teaching Award for Non-OB/GYN faculty,
Sponsor: University of Rochester, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
Location: Rochester, NY

2010
Health Care Achievement Awards, Physician Honoree
Sponsor: Rochester Business Journal
Location: Rochester, NY

2005 - 2007
Cohn Teaching Fellowship
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

2003
Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Highland Hospital/University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2000
Excellence in Palliative Care/End-of-Life Care
Sponsor: Rochester's Concern for the Dying
Location: Rochester, NY

1999 - 2000
Hartford Foundation Geriatrics Fellowship
Sponsor: Hartford Foundation
Location: New York, NY

1988 - 1993
Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
Sponsor: National Institutes of Health & University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

1988
Phi Kappa Phi, National Honor Society
Sponsor: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY

1988
Highest Honors & Faculty Honors
Sponsor: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY

1988
John Wiley Jones Distinguished Student
Sponsor: John Wiley Jones Foundation & Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY

1988
Outstanding Senior Chemistry Student
Sponsor: Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY

1987
Undergraduate Organic Chemistry Award
Sponsor: Merck & Co and Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY

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Publications

Journal Articles

5/11/2020
Sinvani L, Goldin M, Roofeh R, Idriss N, Goldman A, Klein Z, Mendelson DA, Carney MT. "Implementation of Hip Fracture Co-Management Program (AGS CoCare: Ortho®) in a Large Health System." Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.. 2020 May 11; Epub 2020 May 11.

2/2020
Deschodt M, Mendelson DA, Van Grootven B. "Impact of geriatric co-management programmes on outcomes in older surgical patients: update of recent evidence." Current opinion in anaesthesiology. 2020 Feb 0; 33(1):114-121.

3/16/2018
Deschodt M, Flamaing J, Milisen K, Fagard K, Friedman SM, Mendelson DA, McNicoll L, Van Grootven B. "Quality indicators for in-hospital geriatric co-management programmes: a systematic literature review and international Delphi study." BMJ open.. 2018 Mar 16; 8(3):e020617. Epub 2018 Mar 16.

Books & Chapters

2011
Chapter Title: Feeding and nutrition questions
Book Title: Geriatrics Review Syllabus for Nursing, 3rd ed.
Author List: Contributing author: Mendelson DA
Edited By: Flaherty E, Resnick B
Published By: American Geriatrics Society 2011 in New York

2011
Chapter Title: Long-Term Care
Book Title: Case-Based Geriatrics: A Global Approach
Author List: Mendelson DA, McCann RM
Edited By: Hirth V, Wieland D, Dever-Bumba M
Published By: McGraw Hill Medical 2011 in New York

2006
Chapter Title: Artificial nutrition questions and discussions
Book Title: Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Geriatric Medicine
Author List: Contributing author: Mendelson DA
Edited By: Pompei P, Murphy JB
Published By: Blackwell Science 2006 in New York

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Videos

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SECOND OPINION | Hip Fracture | APT

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SECOND OPINION | Hip Fracture | APT | Full Episode