15Dr. Mendelson is a board certified allergist and clinical immunologist. Dr. Mendelson is a clinical professor of pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and has hospital appointments at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Hartford Hospital. Dr. Mendelson is in charge of the Division of Allergy and Immunology at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, is co-director of the Food Allergy Clinic at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, and serves as medical advisor to the local Food Allergy/Education Support Group. Dr. Mendelson received his medical degree from the Medical College of Virginia. Dr. Mendelson completed his pediatric residency at Bronx Municipal Hospital Center at the Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York and his allergy and immunology fellowship at the University of California in San Diego. Dr. Mendelson’s research and writing interest include penicillin allergy, food allergy, anaphylactic reactions, asthma, and vernal conjunctivitis. He is board certified in pediatrics and allergy and immunology. Dr. Mendelson is the past president of the New England Society of Allergy and the Connecticut Society of Allergy and Immunology. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, and served on the Board of Directors. Dr. Mendelson holds memberships in the American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, the New England Society of Allergy, and the Connecticut Allergy and Immunologic Society. In 2004 Dr. Mendelson was one of the founders of AllerQuest, a company originated to bring PrePen back to market. AllerQuest obtained FDA approval for PrePen in the fall of 2009. Dr. Mendelson is the company’s president and CEO. He is the originator of the Food Allergy/Education Support Group for the greater Hartford area. Dr. Mendelson is the 2000 recipient of the “Distinguished Clinician Award” presented by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology. Dr. Mendelson was honored with the Food Allergy Network’s “Marial C. Furlong Award for Making a Difference” in 1999. Dr. Mendelson was voted “The Best Allergist in 1999” by a Channel 3 viewer poll. He has been recognized by the Connecticut Magazine list of “Best Doctors in Connecticut,”Hartford Magazine “Greater Hartford’s Top Docs,” and The Best Doctors in America. In 2010, Dr. Mendelson was honored to receive the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology RSLAAIS Leadership Award.