Stephen A Mendelson, MD


Director, Pediatric Orthopaedic Trauma, Benedum Trauma Center
Assistant Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
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Orthopaedic Surgery

Secondary Specialty:

Orthopaedic Surgery (Pediatric)

Board Certifications:

Orthopaedic Surgery


University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine
Chicago, IL


Rush Presbyterian St Luke's Medical Center
Chicago, IL


Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Seattle, WA


Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC


Research Interests

  • Pediatric trauma
  • Scoliosis
  • Muscle physiology

View Dr. Mendelson's full list of publications from PubMed.

Biography Summary

Dr. Mendelson was raised in upstate New York. He first came to Pittsburgh in 1981 as an undergraduate student at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Mendelson was both a University Scholar and a Provost’s scholar. It was at the university where he met his wife Jill.

Dr. Mendelson completed his medical training and residency in Chicago. He then moved to Seattle for fellowship training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery.

After completing his education he became the first pediatric orthopaedic surgeon in Youngstown, Ohio. As the Director of Pediatric Orthopaedics at Tod Children’s Hospital he developed a busy clinical practice.

In 1997, an opportunity to return to the University of Pittsburgh became available and Dr. Mendelson joined the staff at Children’s Hospital in August of that year.

Dr. Mendelson, his wife and their two children live in O’Hara Township. When not at work, Dr. Mendelson enjoys spending time with his children, as well as exercising and boating.

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Locations and Directions

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Children's North

    2599 Wexford Bayne Rd.
    Sewickley, PA 15143
    (412) 692-5530

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

    4401 Penn Ave.
    2nd Floor
    Pittsburgh, PA 15224
    (412) 692-5530

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    1645 W. 8th St.
    Erie, PA 16505
    (814) 875-8700

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Corporate One Building

    4055 Monroeville Blvd.
    Monroeville, PA 15146
    (412) 692-5530

  • Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

    Children's South

    205 Millers Run Road
    Bridgeville, PA 15017
    (412) 692-5530