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Assistant Professor of Neurology

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


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
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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At a Glance

Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology

Languages Spoken

  • English