donate icon DONATE
Stephen Mendelson

Stephen A. Mendelson, MD

  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Languages Spoken:
  • English

Stephen A. Mendelson, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and attended the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Mendelson completed a residency in general orthopedic surgery at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, followed by a fellowship in pediatric orthopedic and spinal deformity at Children's Hospital of Washington with the University of Washington Medical School. Dr. Mendelson has been full-time faculty at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine as well as UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh since 1997. Dr. Mendelson serves as director of pediatric orthopedic trauma. He has been named one of Pittsburgh's Top Doctors by Best Doctors, Inc. in Pittsburgh Magazine for five consecutive years. Dr. Mendelson's specialties include a wide variety of pediatric orthopedic conditions including spine deformity, neuromuscular orthopedics, pediatric orthopedic trauma and hip diseases.

Pediatric Care


More About Me

Board Certifications
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery - General
Education and Training

Medical Education
University of Chicago
Chicago, IL
United States of America

Rush Presbyterian/Rush University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Rush Presbyterian/Rush University School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

University of Washington School of Medicine
Seattle, WA

Academic Positions and Locations

University of Pittsburg
Assistant Professor

Leadership and Memberships
  • 2003-Present: Member, Scoliosis Research Society
  • 2001-Present: Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • 2000-Present: Member, Eastern Orthopaedic Association
  • 1999-Present: Member, Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America
  • 1999-Present: Member, American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • 1999-Present: Member, Spina Bifida Association of Greater Pittsburgh
Awards and Honors
  • 2006, Outstanding Document in Patient Care, Children's Hospital
  • 2006, Golden Apple Award
  • 2003, Spinal Deformity Advancement Award, Spinal Deformity Education Group
  • 1994, Jorge O. Galante Award for Orthopedic Research, Rush Presbyterian, St. Luke's Medical Center
  • 1984-1985, University Scholar, University of Pittsburgh
  • 1984-1985, Provost's Scholar, University of Pittsburgh
Providers Academic Works And Presentations Accordion Title
  • Lecture: Pediatric Grand Rounds, St. Vincent Health Center - Scoliosis: Diagnosis and Management Erie, Pennsylvania (2/2013)
  • Lecture: Rangos Research Building - Pediatric Orthopedics: Common Problems and Normal Variants Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3/2012)
  • Lecture: CAMPC, CHOB Building - Pediatric Orthopedics: Common Problems and Normal Variants (2009-Present)


About the Patient Experience Rating System

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. 

Next Steps

Request an Appointment

Families and caregivers seeking treatment should start by contacting us for an appointment.

Log in to the Patient Portal

Parents and guardians of existing patients can email, request records, schedule appointments and more.

Refer a Patient

Physicians and healthcare providers can request appointments, start transfers or contact us with questions.