Dr. Mandell is a Phi Beta Kappa honors graduate of Cornell and an AOA graduate of the Cornell Medical College . He completed his housestaff training and Infectious diseases fellowship at New York Hospital (with 2 years out for the Indian Health Service). He became the Chief of Infectious Diseases at the University of Virginia in 1969. His many honors and awards include membership in ASCI and AAP, Master of the American College of Physicians, Weil Cornell Medical College Alumnus of Distinction for 2002, President of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), receipt of their highest award-the Alexander Fleming award, the IDSA Feldman award, Council of the NIH for Infectious Diseases, Chair of the American Board of Internal Medicine section on Infectious Diseases, NIH Merit Award for research, “Inventor of the year” at the University of Virginia and President of the American Clinical and Climatologic Association. The University of Virginia established a chair in his name and named a conference room for him. He has authored more than 300 scientific publications. His research focus was the interaction of neutrophils and bacteria.
Dr. Mandell is the founding editor of the world’s leading Infectious Diseases book – Mandell, Douglas, and Bennett’s Principles & Practice of Infectious Diseases, which is in its seventh edition. He was elected to membership in Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
At the University of Virginia he is now the emeritus Owen R. Cheatham Professor of the Sciences, emeritus Chief Division of Infectious Disease and emeritus Professor of Medicine.