Nelson Hendler is a 1966 cum laude graduate of Princeton, where he also played varsity lacrosse. He received an MD and a MS in neurophysiology from University of Maryland, in 1972 and 1974, and did his residency training in psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital from 1972 to 1975. Dr. Hendler was Assistant Director of the Pain Treatment Center of Johns Hopkins Hospital, and was Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for over 30 years. He was clinical director of Mensana Clinic from 1978 to 2006. Under his direction, the clinic developed an international reputation, with 75% of the clinic patients coming from 47 states and 8 foreign countries, and had 35% EBITDA. Mensana Clinic was listed in Business Week as one of the 8 best pain clinics in the United States, along with Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins Hospital and Cleveland Clinic. He has published three books, 33 medical textbook chapters, and 58 articles. He was past president of the Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Association of America, and of the American Academy of Pain Management. He was made the first honorary member of the Israeli Pain Society, and, by invitation, has lectured in Saudi Arabia, Japan, Philippines, India, Argentina, Venezuela, Norway, Canada, and in over 50 medical schools and hospitals in the United States, including Cornell, Uni. of Chicago, Mayo Clinic, Uni. of Conn., New Jersey College of Medicine, University of Maryland, and Johns Hopkins Hospital. He was selected as Entrepreneur of the Year, by the business school of Loyola University in Baltimore. He also has served on the board of two multi-billion dollar public companies, Columbia Bank, and LifeCo, a holding company which owned a life insurance company, and a brokerage firm. He has also served on the board of numerous for-profit and non- profit organization, among which were president of the House Staff Council of Johns Hopkins Hospital, president of the Princeton Alumni Association of Maryland, and chairman of Baltimore Technion.