About MeI 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, selection as a fellow in the American College of Surgeons and in the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and inclusion on the Castle Connolly List of America’s Top Doctors. I have been listed among the Best Doctors in America® every year since joining Ohio State’s medical faculty in 2006.
- Named to the Castle Connolly list of America’s “Top Doctors” for 2017
- Best Doctor in America 2017
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Specialties and Conditions I Treat
- Neurological Surgery
- Brain Cancers
- Bone Cancer
- Spinal Cancers
- Soft Tissue Cancers
- Sarcoma, Kaposi
- Spinal Cord Tumors
- Spine Sarcoma
Locations Where I Practice
Education and Training
Louisiana State University School of Med
University of Southern California Medical Center
7/1/1992 - 6/13/1998
University of Florida School of Medicine
7/1/1996 - 6/13/1997
More About My Work
American Board of Neurological Surgery
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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 03/26/2018, 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 at 614-293-7802.
- K2m, Inc.
- Johnson & Johnson, Inc.