Ernest Mandel, M.D.

  • Chief Medical Officer, Hebrew SeniorLife
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Ernest Mandel, M.D., S.M. is the Chief Medical Officer at Hebrew SeniorLife and Medical Director of Nephrology and Dialysis at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, where he has been on staff since 2012. He is also an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Mandel received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in Chemistry from Harvard University, his medical degree with honors and distinction from Yale University, and his Master of Science in epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency in internal medicine at Yale-New Haven Hospital, where he was also chief resident. He then completed a fellowship in nephrology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Mandel is currently participating in the Brigham Leadership Program at Harvard Business School and is an Age-Friendly Fellow in the American Hospital Association’s Next Generation Leadership Fellowship.

Dr. Mandel is on staff at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and previously served as training program director of the BWH/MGH Joint Nephrology Fellowship, the premier training program in nephrology. Dr. Mandel’s clinical and research interest in serious illness communication with dialysis patients led to the creation of the KidneyPal renal-palliative care service at Brigham and Women’s Hospital. 

At Hebrew SeniorLife, Dr. Mandel also serves as co-chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, chair of the Infection Control and Utilization Review Committees, and a member of the Ethics and Medical Executive Committees.

Dr. Mandel is board certified in internal medicine and nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine.


Medical School: Yale University School of Medicine
Internship: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Residency: Yale-New Haven Hospital
Fellowship: Brigham and Women's Hospital


Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine
Nephrology by the American Board of Internal Medicine

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