Neurobehavioral Disorders, and Focal Dementias.
Mario F. Mendez, MD, PhD is a behavioral neurologist with extensive publications in the area of cognition and neurodegenerative disease. Dr. Mendez is the Director of Neurobehavior at the VA Greater Los Angeles and Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at UCLA. He also directs the UCLA Frontotemporal Dementia & Neurobehavior Clinic.
Dr. Mendez is trained and licensed in the areas of internal medicine, neurology, neurobehavior, and experimental psychology. He is a member and on the board of several of scientific professional organizations. Currently, he is on the Medical Advisory Board of the Association for Frontotemporal Dementia and a member of the NIH committee working on the improvement of the clinical criteria for FTD and related syndromes.
His area of research is the clinical aspects of frontotemporal dementia, progressive aphasia, posterior cortical atrophy, and other focal cortical degenerative conditions. He is a well published author with over 200 publications which include peer review articles, books and chapters.