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Assistant Professor of Neurology

A clinically integrated network of physicians and providers employed by UChicago Medicine who offer care in inpatient, community, ambulatory, acute care or extended care settings.


Scott Mendelson, PhD, MD, is an expert stroke neurologist who diagnoses and treats a wide range of neurological conditions. Dr. Mendelson’s practice primarily focuses on helping patients suffering from cardioembolic strokes, cryptogenic strokes, cerebral venous sinus thrombosis and arterial dissections. 

Along with his dedication to his clinical pursuits, Dr. Mendelson is an avid researcher who is developing strategies to reduce delay in emergency room care and interhospital transfers of stroke patients. He is also investigating racial disparities in providing informed consent for tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), a medicine to treat acute ischemic stroke.

Dr. Mendelson’s health services research as been published in several respected, peer-reviewed journals, including Neurology, Stroke, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases, and Neurology Clinical Practice.


Areas of Expertise

  • Ischemic Stroke
  • Cardioembolic Strokes
  • Cryptogenic Strokes
  • Cerebral Venous Sinus Thrombosis
  • Arterial Dissections

Medical Education

  • University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • University of Chicago Medicine


  • Northwestern Medicine
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  • Aetna PPO
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  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
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  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English