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

Geriatrics & Aging

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Administrative: (585) 341-0888

Appointment: (585) 341-0888

Fax: (585) 341-8305

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Biography

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. http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/HH/Services-Centers/Palliative-Care/

Professional Background

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.

Research

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

  • William and Sheila Konar Family Professor in Geriatrics, Palliative Medicine, and Person-Centered Care - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD)
  • Professor - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

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

Education

1988
BS | Rochester Inst Technology
Chemistry

1993
MS | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Biophysics

1995
MD | Univ Rochester Sch Med/Dent
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

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Awards

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

2002 - 2003
Highland Hospital Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: Highland Hospital/University of Rochester Residents
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

1994
Honors in Internal Medicine
Sponsor: University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Location: Rochester, NY

1994
Honors in Psychiatry University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry, Rochester, NY

1988 - 1993
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
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
Sponsor: John Wiley Jones Foundation & Rochester Institute of Technology
Location: Rochester, NY

1988
Outstanding Senior Chemistry Student Department of Chemistry, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY

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

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Publications

Journal Articles

4/2011
Kates SL, Mendelson DA, Friedman SM. "The value of an organized fracture program for the elderly: early results." Journal of orthopaedic trauma.. 2011 Apr 0; 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.

12/2010
Kates SL, Mendelson DA, Friedman SM. "Co-managed care for fragility hip fractures (Rochester model)." Osteoporosis international : a journal established as result of cooperation between the European Foundation for Osteoporosis and the National Osteoporosis Foundation of the USA.. 2010 Dec 0; 21(Suppl 4):S621-5. Epub 2010 Nov 06.

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 Society2011 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 Medical2011 in New York

2006
Chapter Title: Artificial nutriton 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 Science2006 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