Ehud Mendel, MD

The James Cancer Center
Ehud Mendel

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  • Neurological Surgery

Clinical Expertise

  • Bone Cancer
  • Spinal Cancers
  • Sarcoma
  • Soft Tissue Cancers
  • Meningioma
  • Brain Cancers
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Sarcoma, Kaposi
  • Spinal Cord Tumors
  • Spine Sarcoma
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I am a tenured professor and neurosurgeon with specialty expertise in spine tumors at The Ohio State University Department of Neurological Surgery, where I direct the Neurosurgical Spine Program and serve as vice chair of clinical affairs.

I also am clinical director of the Spine Research Institute at Ohio State. In addition, I hold the Justine Skestos Chair in Minimally Invasive Neurological Spinal Surgery and serve as director of spinal oncology at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

My dedication to medical research led me to establish the first accredited complex and oncological spine fellowship program at Ohio State. I have published over 25 book chapters and more than 100 articles in prestigious scientific journals. I also have contributed to many peer-reviewed reference works, and I regularly lecture on spinal tumor-related topics around the world. I am the current president of The Ohio State Neurological Society.

At The James, I am proud to be part of a multidisciplinary team of researchers and clinicians who translate groundbreaking cancer research into innovative patient care. Through my work, I have earned numerous awards and honors, including induction into the American Academy of Neurological Surgery and selection as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. I have also been named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors” from 2011-2018 and have been listed among the Best Doctors in America every year since joining Ohio State's medical faculty in 2006.

Education and Background


  • Louisiana State University School of Med

    New Orleans, LA


  • University of Southern California Medical Center

    Los Angeles, CA


  • 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 12/20/2018, Dr. Mendel has reported relationships with the companies or entities 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.

  • K2m, Inc.
  • DePuy Synthes
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