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.
Medical Board Certification
Areas of Focus
- Focal-Type Dementias
- Clinical Aspects of Frontotemporal Dementia
- Progressive Aphasia
- Posterior Cortical Atrophym, and other Focal, Cortical Neurodegenerative Conditions