Dr. Bernardo C. Mendes

Assistant Editor


Photograph of Dr. Mendes

Bernardo C. Mendes, M. D. is a Senior Associate Consultant in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic, and is Assistant Professor of Surgery at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Mendes received his medical degree from the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil in 2008 and completed general surgery residency at the Irmandade da Santa Casa de Misericordia de Sao Paulo, Brazil, in 2012. He subsequently joined the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic as a Research Fellow under the mentorship of Dr. Gustavo S. Oderich, with focus on endovascular treatment of complex abdominal and thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysms. He joined the vascular surgery integrated residency program in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery at Mayo Clinic in 2013, during which time he received a number of honors, including the Fellow Teacher of the Year Award in 2018, and the Mayo Brothers Distinguished Fellowship Award in 2017, the highest honor a trainee can receive at Mayo Clinic, which recognizes the qualities associated with the Mayo Clinic founders, Drs. William J. and Charles H. Mayo, based on outstanding clinical performance, humanitarianism and scholarly activity. He joined the faculty of the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery in 2018 and was named Assistant Professor of Surgery in 2019, and currently is the Assistant Program Director of the Fellowship and Integrated Residency programs.

Dr. Mendes is an assistant editor of the Journal of Vascular Surgery publications, and a reviewer for the Journal of Endovascular Therapy, Journal of Vascular Surgery, The Journal of Cardiovascular Surgery, Aorta, Vascular and Annals of Vascular Surgery. To date, he has delivered over 50 presentations in national and international meetings, and published over 60 peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, editorials or abstracts. His main clinical interests are complex aortic pathology, fenestrated and branched stent grafts and endovascular treatment of peripheral arterial disease.

Dr. Mendes enjoys physical activities such as long-distance Ironman triathlon and running, reading, and playing guitar. He is married to Dr. Karina Kanamori Mendes, currently a research fellow at the aging center also at Mayo Clinic.

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