Jamal McClendon, Jr., M.D. is a neurosurgeon and pediatric neurosurgeon practicing in Phoenix, Arizona. He is an assistant professor of neurological surgery at Mayo Clinic in Arizona, where he specializes in scoliosis care, kyphotic deformity, revision spinal surgery, and minimally-invasive reconstruction. His clinical interests include minimally-invasive spine surgery, adult degenerative kyphoscoliosis, early-onset scoliosis and adolescent idiopathic scoliosis, and spinal oncology. His research interests include peri-operative management in spinal deformity, and risk of progression of adolescent idiopathic scoliosis. He features state-of-the-art technology including augmented reality for deformity operations.
Dr. McClendon earned his undergraduate degree in chemistry at Duke University. He earned his medical degree at Wayne State University School of Medicine. He completed an internship and neurological surgery residency at McGaw Medical Center with Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. During his residency, he completed an intra-residency fellowship in complex and reconstructive spine surgery at McGaw Medical Center and Lurie Children’s Hospital. He finished an orthopedic surgery fellowship in spinal surgery at Washington University in St. Louis. Finally, he completed a pediatric neurosurgery fellowship at Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He has been on faculty at Mayo Clinic Arizona since 2016, and is emerging as a leader in spinal deformity
U.S. News & World Report ranks Mayo Clinic #1 in Arizona.