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

Geriatrics & Aging

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 341-0888

Administrative: (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/
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 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 chair an AO Trauma course. He is currently chair of the American Hospital Association's Section for Long-Term Care & Rehabilitation Council.

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, 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

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

7/15/2015
Brox WT, Roberts KC, Taksali S, Wright DG, Wixted JJ, Tubb CC, Patt JC, Templeton KJ, Dickman E, Adler RA, Macaulay WB, Jackman JM, Annaswamy T, Adelman AM, Hawthorne CG, Olson SA, Mendelson DA, LeBoff MS, Camacho PA, Jevsevar D, Shea KG, Bozic KJ, Shaffer W, Cummins D, Murray JN, Donnelly P, Shores P, Woznica A, Martinez Y, Boone C, Gross L, Sevarino K. "The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons Evidence-Based Guideline on Management of Hip Fractures in the Elderly." The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume.. 2015 Jul 15; 97(14):1196-9.

11/2013
Liem IS, Kammerlander C, Suhm N, Blauth M, Roth T, Gosch M, Hoang-Kim A, Mendelson D, Zuckerman J, Leung F, Burton J, Moran C, Parker M, Giusti A, Pioli G, Goldhahn J, Kates SL, . "Identifying a standard set of outcome parameters for the evaluation of orthogeriatric co-management for hip fractures." Injury.. 2013 Nov 0; 44(11):1403-12. Epub 2013 Jul 21.

9/2012
Menzies IB, Mendelson DA, Kates SL, Friedman SM. "The impact of comorbidity on perioperative outcomes of hip fractures in a geriatric fracture model." Geriatric orthopaedic surgery & rehabilitation.. 2012 Sep 0; 3(3):129-34.

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