Dr. Mendoza

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Dr. Francis MendozaFrancis Mendoza, M.D. is a graduate of Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Since completion of Dr. Mendoza’s orthopedic and shoulder training at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, he has served as the Director of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital. Dr. Mendoza is a member of the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons, the Mid-Atlantic Shoulder and Elbow Society, and the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. As an educator, he regularly teaches residents and practicing orthopedic surgeons advanced surgical techniques. He has been recognized as one of NYC’s best shoulder surgeons by Castle Connolly and by consumer groups.



  • Director Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, New York
  • Midtown Surgery Center, New York, New York



  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, M.D. 1976
  • Roosevelt Hospital, General Surgery Internship & Residency 1978
  • New York Orthopaedic Hospital / Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Orthopaedic Residency 1981
  • New York Orthopaedic Hospital / Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, Shoulder & Elbow Fellowship with Charles S. Neer II, M.D. 1982


Board Certification

  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery


Licenses & Other Certifications

  • New York State Medical License
  • Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners


Professional Memberships

  • American Shoulder & Elbow Surgeons (www.ases-assn.org)
  • Mid-Atlantic Shoulder & Elbow Society
  • American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • New York State Medical Society
  • New York County Medical Society



  • “Top Doctors New York Metro Area”, 2015 Castle Connolly
  • “New York Super Doctors”, 2015 New York Times Magazine
  • “Guide to America’s Top Orthopedists”, 2015 Consumer Research Council of America
  • “The Leading Physicians of the World”, 2015 International Association of Orthopedic Surgeons
  • “Distinguished Accomplishments in Shoulder & Elbow Surgery”, 2009 American Biographical Institute
  • “Foremost Health Professionals of the World”, 2008 IBS, Cambridge, England

Patient Testimonials