• English


Undergraduate Degree

  • University of Vermont , 1961 , Burlington , VT

Graduate Degree

  • University of Vermont , 1964 , Burlington , VY


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1968 , Boston , MA


  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1973 , Boston , MA

Philosophy of Care

To be a doctor is to use that combination of science and a kind heart to make decisions; to give ear to the voice of the patient and to respond to those who call out. That is what gives doctors the thumping heart, to believe in what they have to do. Over the years I have learned more than I have given. The medicine men of other cultures I have met have influenced my life.


Harvard Medical School awarded Dr. Mandell the “Dean’s Lifetime Achievement Award,” The University of Vermont presented him with “The Lifetime Achievement Award” and the UVM College of Medicine honored him with the alumni award for “Service to the Community. In his hometown, he was the recipient of their “Native Son Award.” Dr. Mandell has authored numerous scientific papers, served as editor of Pediatric Alert, and published three works of historic fiction and three children’s books.

Dr. Mandell founded the Massachusetts Center for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome(SIDS) and became Vice Chairman of the National SIDS Foundation

Dr. Mandell was a part of the American Academy of Pediatric’s research team to investigate the possible causes infant deaths on the Native American Reservations. Dr. Mandell has continued his commitment to the health needs of the Tribal Nations and was presented with their highest award, the Eagle Feather.

His continued interest in native peoples led him to the high mountains of Peru, to work with the Chacahpoya Indians. He has worked with Project Hope to build a Children’s Hospital in Pudong, China and he was honored by the Boston Chasidic Community with their Award for Humanitarian Service. Dr. Mandell’s regard for the underserved has been uninterrupted and at the present time he is providing pediatric care to children at a rural clinic in Nicaragua.


  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics