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Nelson Howard Hendler

Nelson Howard Hendler, American physician, health facility administrator, director. Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology. Recipient Janet Travell award American Academy Pain Management; Falk fellow American Psychiatric Association, 1975.


  • Hendler, Nelson Howard was born on August 15, 1944 in New York City. Son of Albert and Winifred (Siff) Hendler.

  • Education

    • Bachelor, Princeton University, 1966. Doctor of Medicine, University Maryland, 1972. Master of Science, University Maryland, 1974.


    • Resident in psychiatry Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, 1975. Assistant professor neurosurgery school medicine Johns Hopkins University, 1975—2006. Owner, clinical director Mensana Clinic, Stevenson, Maryland, 1978—2006.

      Associate professor physiology school dental surgery University Maryland, 1986—2006. Chief Executive Officer, Mensana Clinic Diagnostics, 2006. President Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome of America, 1995-1997.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate American Board Psychiatry and Neurology.


    • Author: Diagnosis and Non-Surgical Management of Chronic Pain, 1981. (with others) Coping with Chronic Pain, 1979. Editor Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Pain, 1982.

      Contributor articles to professional journals, chapters to books. Co-patentee direct current motor protector.


    Party affiliation: Republican


    Denomination: Judaism


    Board directors Maryland Mental Health Association, Baltimore, 1976-1978, Baltimore Zoological Society, 1978-1985. Board directors American Organization Rehabilitation through Training, since 1983, president Baltimore chapter. Board directors American Technion Society, 1980-1992, president Baltimore chapter.

    Fellow Academy Psychosomatic Medicine, American Psychiatric Association. Member American Institute Stress (vice president 1978-1989), International Society Study of Pain, American Academy Pain Management (board directors since 2002, president 2006), American Pain Foundation (board directors 1997-1901), Israeli Pain Society (honorary), Princeton University Alumni Association Maryland (board directors, president), Princeton Club New York City, Safari International Club, Loch Raven Skeet and Trap Club.



    Bird hunting, skeet and trap shooting, fishing, record big game hunter.


    • Married Lee Meyerhoff, October 20, 1974 (divorced November 2005). Children: Lee Samuel, Alexander, Lindsay, Josepha.
    • father: Albert Hendler
    • mother: Winifred (Siff) Hendler
    • spouse: Lee Meyerhoff
    • children: Lee Samuel Hendler
    • Alexander Hendler
    • Lindsay Hendler
    • Josepha Hendler
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    Born August 15, 1944
    (age 73)