Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD
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Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD

  • Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology|
  • Neurology
Westwood Neurology | 300 Medical Plaza, Suite B200, Los Angeles, CA 90095


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.


English, Spanish, French


Medical Board Certification

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1984


Internal Medicine, UCLA School of Medicine, 1984


Neurology, UCLA School of Medicine, 1982
Internal Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1978


Internal Medicine, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1975


PhD, Case Western Reserve Univ School of Medicine, 1991
MD, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, 1974


West Los Angeles

Westwood Neurology

Neurology| Movement Disorders Neurology| Epilepsy Neurology +6 more specialties

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



  • Focal-Type Dementias
  • Clinical Aspects of Frontotemporal Dementia
  • Progressive Aphasia
  • Posterior Cortical Atrophym, and other Focal, Cortical Neurodegenerative Conditions

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