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Jason 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) 275-4726

Fax: (585) 273-1051

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentAccepting New Patients

Faculty Appointments

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

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 Medicine and Dentistry
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

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

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

11/2017
Sahai T, Henrichs K, Refaai M, Heal JM, Kirkley SA, Schmidt AE, Mendler JH, Masel D, Liesveld J, Aquina C, Blumberg N. "ABO identical and washed blood transfusions as candidate strategies to reduce early mortality in acute promyelocytic leukemia." Leukemia research.. 2017 Nov 0; 62:1-3. Epub 2017 Sep 23.

3/14/2017
Ram J, Flamm G, Balys M, Sivagnanalingam U, Rothberg PG, Iqbal A, Myers JR, Corbett A, Ashton JM, Mendler JH. "Index case of acute myeloid leukemia in a family harboring a novel germ line mutation." Blood advances.. 2017 Mar 14; 1(8):500-503. Epub 2017 Mar 14.

1/2017
Greener D, Henrichs KF, Liesveld JL, Heal JM, Aquina CT, Phillips GL, Kirkley SA, Milner LA, Refaai MA, Mendler JH, Szydlowski J, Masel D, Schmidt A, Boscoe FP, Schymura MJ, Blumberg N. "Improved outcomes in acute myeloid leukemia patients treated with washed transfusions." American journal of hematology.. 2017 Jan 0; 92(1):E8-E9.

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