I’m the director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute’s Spine Oncology Program and a clinical director of the Spine Research Institute. I’m also the director of the fellowship program and the department vice chair for clinical affairs. From 2017 to 2019, I served as president of The Ohio State University Neurosurgical Society. I'm a fellow of the American College of Surgeons (FACS) and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). I created the first spine fellowship program at The Ohio State University.
I lead a multidisciplinary team that pioneered a new surgical technique to reconstruct the spine following surgery to remove bone tumors. In addition, I’ve developed numerous spine tumors research protocol and spine surgery techniques that have been published. In addition, I was selected for the international Spine Oncology Study Group to develop and publish recent advances and guidelines in the management of spine tumors. I also serve as an ad-hoc reviewer for many scholarly journals, including Neurosurgery, World Neurosurgery, Cancer and the Journal of Neuro-Oncology, and am on the editorial board for Surgical Oncology.
One of the best aspects of working at The Ohio State University is the collaborative environment. For example, I work with the engineering department and Spine Research Institute as part of a cancer engineering program with the OSUCCC – James. By working together across disciplines, we’re able to research and develop better treatment methods and improve our patients’ lives.
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 11/21/2019, Dr. Mendel has reported no relationships with companies or entities.
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Patient Comments (11 total comments)
He was just wonderful.
I have complete confidence in Dr. Mendel.
We (husband and self) love Dr. Mendel - He saved me - saved me from being paraplegic in all likelihood. Just 3 minutes with doctor is a little light.
This was new doctor to me - Took time to explain and educate me - I appreciate the time he took with me.
A great doctor. Did a good job for me - plates - bolts - screws to stabilize my neck.
Dr. Mendel is the consummate professional, and instills confidence - great guy.
Dr. Mendel is excellent!!
The team of doctors involved in taking care of me was over and above what I expected. They came in my room everyday sometimes multiple times in a day. They keeped me up to date of my conditioning at all times.
Have the upmost confidence in my doctor.
Dr. Mendel is a very skilled and talented physician. I feel very blessed to have him as one of my physicians.