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Friday, September 19, 2014

Franciscan Visiting Nurse Service selects new medical director

INDIANAPOLIS – David M. Mandelbaum, MD, has been appointed medical director for Franciscan Visiting Nurse Service (VNS), focusing on home health and post-acute care services.

Serving patients in 30 Indiana counties, Franciscan VNS is a full-service home health-care organization, providing care by nurses, physical therapists, speech and occupational therapists, home care aides, social workers and dieticians, all under the guidance of primary care physicians. 

Dr. Mandelbaum also serves as Director of Franciscan St. Francis Health’s Office of Medical Staff Engagement and was the physician leader of the hospital’s project to convert to an electronic medical records system.

A native of New York City, he has served as President and Vice President of the Franciscan St. Francis Health Medical Staff and chaired the Department of Surgery. He was a practicing general surgeon with Franciscan Physician Network Indy Southside Surgical from 1986 to 2009.

Dr. Mandelbaum received his undergraduate degree in biological sciences from Indiana University, where he later earned his medical degree. He completed an internship, residency and fellowship in surgery at The Ohio State University Hospitals.

He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and is a member of the American Academy of Home Care Medicine, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American College of Physician Executives, American Medical Association, Indiana State Medical Association and Indianapolis Medical Society.