Ehud Mendel, MD

The James Cancer Center
Ehud Mendel

Clinical Expertise

  • Brain Cancers
  • Neurological Surgery
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
  • Spinal Cancers
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I’m a neurosurgeon, the clinical director of Ohio State’s Spinal Biodynamics and Ergonomics Laboratory, and a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, orthopedics and integrated engineering. My area of specialtity is in spinal tumors as the Director of the OSUCCC – James spine program. I am proud to be at the OSUCCC - James, where we consistently strive to bring top-level care to patients and increase their likelihood of cancer survival.

I was a member of the Spine Oncology Study Group, a group of physicians developing guidelines for the management of spine tumors. I recently led a multidisciplinary team that pioneered a new surgical technique to protect the spine following surgery to remove bone tumors. Removing these tumors intact is challenging but very important for a successful surgery. This and other groundbreaking research at Ohio State is a key to better outcomes and longer lifespans for cancer patients.

My dedication to medical research led me to establish the first accredited complex and oncological spine fellowship program at Ohio State, which has received numerous academic grants of support. I’ve published mroe than 20 book chapters and more than 100 journal articles, contributed to numerous peer-reviewed reference works, and I regularly deliver presentations on spinal tumor-related topics, both nationally and internationally.

Education and Background


  • Louisiana State University School of Med

    New Orleans, LA


  • Neurological Surgery

    University of Florida School of Medicine

    Gainesville, FL

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery

Academic Department

I see patients at

The James at Brain and Spine Hospital

300 West 10th Avenue, Columbus, Ohio 43210


Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the university requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their university responsibilities. As of 3/28/2017, Dr. Mendel has reported financial relationships with the medical device, research and/or drug companies listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • K2m, Inc.
  • Johnson & Johnson, Inc.
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