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Mario Mendez, MD, PhD

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Mario Mendez, MD, PhD

UCLA Physician Mario Mendez, MD, PhD specializes in Neurology.
Specialty
Neurology
Gender
Male
Language Spoken
English, French, Spanish
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
A29446
Contact
(310) 794-1195 Information and referral
(310) 478-3711, ext. 40245 Office
PRACTICE LOCATION

UCLA Neurological Services
300 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite B-200
Los Angeles, CA 90095

MEDICAL BOARD CERTIFICATION
Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1984
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978
EDUCATION
Fellowship
Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1982 - 1984
Residency
Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1979 - 1982
Internal Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1975 - 1978
Internship
Internal Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1974 - 1975
Degree
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1974
CLINICAL INTEREST
Alzheimer's Disease, Cognitive, Frontal Dementia, Geriatric Behavior, Memory Disorders, Neuro Behavior
AFFILIATION
Department Affiliation
Provider, Neurology, Frontotemporal Dementia & Neurobehavior Clinic
MORE INFORMATION
Research Interest

Focal-type Dementias

Clinical aspects of frontotemporal dementia, progressive aphasia, posterior cortical atrophy, and other focal, cortical neurodegenerative conditions.

Additional Information

Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD, is a behavioral neurologist. His training is in internal medicine, neurology, neurobehavior, and experimental psychology.

Dr. Mendez completed an internal medicine residency at USC-LAC Medical Center and briefly practiced medicine before returning to do a neurology residency at UCLA. Under the mentorship of D. Frank Benson, Dr. Mendez went on to do a neurobehavior fellowship. The development of research interests in brain-behavior disorders resulted in completing of the qualifications for a PhD in experimental psychology.

Dr. Mendez is the Director of Neurobehavior at the VA Greater Los Angeles and Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at UCLA. He directs the Focal-type Dementia Clinic and Program.

His area of investigation is the clinical aspects of frontotemporal dementia, progressive aphasia, posterior cortical atrophy, and other focal cortical degenerative conditions.

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