Dr Mendelson is in private practice in Melbourne Australia. He is a graduate of Monash University, Melbourne, and undertook his Internship at the Alfred Hospital Melbourne. He trained in general surgery and plastic surgery at the Mayo Clinic, USA for six years and is certified by the American Board of Surgery and The American Board of Plastic Surgery. This was followed by a fellowship at the Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in New York under Doctors Converse, Rees and Aston.
Dr Mendelson is known for his contributions on the surgical anatomy of the face. This work has led to several important anatomical findings that are published in a series of classic surgical anatomy papers, on the Surgical Anatomy of the Temple, the Retaining Ligaments of the Orbit and Prezygomatic Space, The Surgical Anatomy of the Mid Cheek as well as the Surgical Anatomy of the Premasseter Space and Jowl. The terms Prezygomatic space and Premasseter spaces were introduced as well as the important surgical concept of Facial Spaces, which are becoming appreciated by plastic surgeons who perform Composite Flap Facelifts.
This anatomical based approach to Aesthetic Facial Surgery has led to numerous invitations to teach at Instructional Courses and Congresses Internationally. These include ISAPS Instructional Courses worldwide (12 times), at the Congresses of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery on 10 occasions, including the Vilain Award for the Best Scientific Presentation by a Visiting Physician (4 times). He has been Guest Professor at SOFCEP, the French Aesthetic Society (3 times), Guest Professor of the Japanese Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (3 times)and Guest Professor at the Brazilian Society (2 times), as well as other societies such as BAAPS, British Aesthetic Society and the Canadian Society as well as at renowned Instructional Courses Cutting Edge Symposium New York (3 times), Baker and Gordon in Miami, Dallas Aesthetic Symposium and Planas Course in Barcelona, CAFTAS, Ghent.
Dr Mendelson has performed Live Surgical demonstrations on more than 15 occasions demonstrating the Anatomical approach in Facelifting. The most recent in Brazil, Istanbul, Cologne, Italy, (Milan and Salo) Russia, (Moscow and St Petersburg) and Taiwan between 2011 and 2018.
Dr Mendelson is a Past President of ISAPS, The International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. In Australia he served on the council of ASAPS and the Australasian Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery for 6 years and delivered the Second ASAPS ORATION in 2007 and has been awarded the prize for the Best Scientific Presentation at the ASAPS Congress on 3 occasions.
Dr Mendelson is a founding member of the Melbourne Advanced Facial Anatomy Course and has taught at over 20 Facial Anatomy Dissection Courses.