Jason H. Mendler, M.D., Ph.D.

Jason H. Mendler, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information

James P. Wilmot Cancer Center
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

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Professional Bio

Jason Harold Mendler, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Oncology, received his bachelor's degree, Summa Cum Laude, from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He then went on to earn his PhD in Genetics and his medical degree at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, New York. Prior to joining Wilmot Cancer Center, Dr. Mendler completed his residency at and served as chief resident of the University of Rochester Medical Center, Department of Medicine. Most recently, he completed a clinical fellowship in oncology at Ohio State University Medical Center in Columbus, Ohio and he served one year on the faculty as a clinical instructor.

The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Dr. Mendler has also authored several oncology-related publications. His areas of clinical interest include acute leukemia, CML, MDS, bone marrow transplant and myclopoliferative diseases. Dr. Mendler is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Patient Care Bio

I chose oncology because of its richness and the ability to impact people's lives in a positive way. The field is unmatched in terms of the interpersonal relationships that are developed, medical complexity and research opportunities.



My philosophy is that optimal patient care stems from both a thorough understanding of the disease process, as well as intimate knowledge of the patient as a human being. I continually work to deepen my relationships with patients in order to improve outcomes.

I am a regular person who is as comfortable coaching my kids' sports teams as I am with a stethoscope around my neck. I love spending time with my family, which includes my wife Ticia and children Caleb, Ava and Megan. My area of expertise includes myeloid leukemias.

Conditions I Treat

- Acute leukemia, all types
- Chronic myeloid leukemia
- Myelodysplastic syndrome
- Myeloproliferative disorders including polycythemia vera, myelofibrosis and essential thrombocythemia

Awards & Honors (National)

ASH news daily author | ASH 2010
Arnold P. Gold Foundation 2004 Humanism in Medicine Essay contest-2nd prize | Rochester, NY 2004

Awards & Honors (Local)

James 14th Annual Scientific Meeting award for one of top 3 Translational Research Poster | The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center 2012
James V. Warren Award for accomplishments as the most outstanding research fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine | The Ohio State University | Columbus, Ohio 2011
Distinction in research, Internal Medicine Residency Program | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2008
Raphael Dolin Resident Research Award for dedication to patient care, critical scholarship, and teaching | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2008
Rochester city-wide Internal Medicine resident poster day 1st place, scientific division | Rochester, NY 2007
Class of 1990 Resident Teaching Award | voted on by the 4th year medical students at the University of R | Rochester, NY 2007
: University of Rochester School of Medicine Class of 1976 Prize (In | University of Rochester | Rochester, NY 2005
Alpha Omega Alpha | University Of Rochester School of Medicine | Rochester, NY 2004
Phi Beta Kappa | Washington University in St. Louis | St. Louis, MO 1997
Summa Cum Laude | Washington University in St. Louis | St. Louis, MO 1997

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Hematology/Oncology (SMD) - Primary
Assistant Professor - Cancer Center

Specialties

Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | University or Rochester School of Medince and Dentistry2005
PhD | Genetics | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry2004
BA | Biology | Washington University in St. Louis1997

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Medical Oncology at Ohio State University Medical Center07/01/2009 - 07/14/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/24/2006 - 06/23/2008
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center06/24/2005 - 06/23/2006