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

Cancer

Clinical Interests

Hematologic Oncology; Leukemia, Myeloma, Blood & Marrow Transplant

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 275-5823

Administrative: (585) 275-4099

Fax: (585) 273-1051

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Biography

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

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1997
BA | Washington University in St. Louis
Biology

2004
PhD | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
Genetics

2005
MD | University or Rochester School of Medince and Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

06/24/2005 - 06/23/2006
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/24/2006 - 06/23/2008
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/2009 - 07/14/2011
Fellowship in Internal Medicine: Oncology at Ohio State University Medical Center

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Awards

2012
James 14th Annual Scientific Meeting award for one of top 3 Translational Research Poster
Sponsor: The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

2011
James V. Warren Award for accomplishments as the most outstanding research fellow in the Department of Internal Medicine
Sponsor: The Ohio State University
Location: Columbus, Ohio

2010
ASH news daily author
Sponsor: ASH

2008
Distinction in research, Internal Medicine Residency Program
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2008
Raphael Dolin Resident Research Award for dedication to patient care, critical scholarship, and teaching
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2007
Rochester city-wide Internal Medicine resident poster day 1st place, scientific division
Location: Rochester, NY

2007
Class of 1990 Resident Teaching Award
Sponsor: voted on by the 4th year medical students at the University of R
Location: Rochester, NY

2005
: University of Rochester School of Medicine Class of 1976 Prize (In
Sponsor: University of Rochester
Location: Rochester, NY

2004
Arnold P. Gold Foundation 2004 Humanism in Medicine Essay contest-2nd prize
Location: Rochester, NY

2004
Alpha Omega Alpha
Sponsor: University Of Rochester School of Medicine
Location: Rochester, NY

1997
Phi Beta Kappa
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, MO

1997
Summa Cum Laude
Sponsor: Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, MO

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Publications

Journal Articles

10/2015
Khalife J, Radomska HS, Santhanam R, Huang X, Neviani P, Saultz J, Wang H, Wu YZ, Alachkar H, Anghelina M, Dorrance A, Curfman J, Bloomfield CD, Medeiros BC, Perrotti D, Lee LJ, Lee RJ, Caligiuri MA, Pichiorri F, Croce CM, Garzon R, Guzman ML, Mendler JH, Marcucci G. "Pharmacological targeting of miR-155 via the NEDD8-activating enzyme inhibitor MLN4924 (Pevonedistat) in FLT3-ITD acute myeloid leukemia." Leukemia.. 2015 Oct 0; 29(10):1981-92. Epub 2015 May 14.

3/2015
Niederwieser C, Kohlschmidt J, Volinia S, Whitman SP, Metzeler KH, Eisfeld AK, Maharry K, Yan P, Frankhouser D, Becker H, Schwind S, Carroll AJ, Nicolet D, Mendler JH, Curfman JP, Wu YZ, Baer MR, Powell BL, Kolitz JE, Moore JO, Carter TH, Bundschuh R, Larson RA, Stone RM, Mrózek K, Marcucci G, Bloomfield CD. "Prognostic and biologic significance of DNMT3B expression in older patients with cytogenetically normal primary acute myeloid leukemia." Leukemia.. 2015 Mar 0; 29(3):567-75. Epub 2014 Sep 10.

2015
Sivagnanalingam U, Balys M, Eberhardt A, Wang N, Myers JR, Ashton JM, Becker MW, Calvi LM, Mendler JH. "Residual Disease in a Novel Xenograft Model of RUNX1-Mutated, Cytogenetically Normal Acute Myeloid Leukemia." PloS one. 2015 10(7):e0132375. Epub 2015 Jul 15.

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