Bernard Bendok, M.D. is the chair of the Department of Neurologic Surgery and the program director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program and the Cerebrovascular, Endovascular and Cranial Base Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona. Dr. Bendok’s practice is focused on minimally invasive treatment of brain tumors, neurovascular diseases and cranial base tumors.
During his time at Mayo Clinic, Dr. Bendok has led several biomedical innovation projects and clinical trials focused on enhancing and individualizing patient care and safety. His lab aims to create patient-specific simulation by using 3D modeling and printing to create disease models and treatment plans custom fit for his patients. Under his leadership, the Department of Neurological Surgery diagnoses and gives exceptional care to patients diagnosed with a variety of brain, spine and peripheral nerve diseases.
His interests include minimally invasive surgery, skull base tumors, brain tumors, pituitary tumors, acoustic neuromas, brain aneurysms and brain arteriovenous malformations, Moyamoya disease and brain bypass surgery, precision medicine and patient specific simulation.
Dr. Bendok is active in education and is a professor of neurosurgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine. Dr. Bendok earned his medical degree at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago and completed both an internship in surgery and residency in neurological surgery at Feinberg School of Medicine. He has completed two Cerebrovascular and Endovascular surgery fellowships: One at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and one at State University of New York at Buffalo.
U.S. News & World Report names Mayo Clinic the #1 hospital in Arizona.