Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD

Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD

Memory and Cognitive Disorders Neurology| Neurology
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Primary Location
Westwood Neurology
300 Medical Plaza
Suite B200
Los Angeles, California 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.


Spanish, French, English


Medical Board Certifications

Neurology, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1984
Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, 1978


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


Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center

Areas of Focus

Frontotemporal neurocognitive disorder
Cognitive impairment
Behavioral issues in dementia
Cortical visual impairment
Primary progressive aphasia



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

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