University of California, Los Angeles About Us   |   Diversity and Inclusion  |   Contact Us   |   Campus Directory   |   Giving   |   Maps/Directions

Mario F. Mendez, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information:

Work Phone Number:

(310) 794-1195

Mailing Address:

UCLA Neuro
BOX 951769, VA WLA, Bldg. 500, #127
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Work Email Address:

mmendez@ucla.edu

Work Email Address:

mmendez@ucla.edu

Website:

  

Home Page:

     Web-Profile


Professor, Neurology

Professor in Residence, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior


Awards and Honors:

UCLA School of Medicine
LAC + USC Medical Center
LAC + USC Medical Center
UCLA School of Medicine

Detailed Biography:

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 Neurobehavior 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.

Publications:

Coppola Giovanni, Chinnathambi Subashchandrabose, Lee Jason Jiyong, Dombroski Beth A, Baker Matt C, Soto-Ortolaza Alexandra I, Lee Suzee E, Klein Eric, Huang Alden Y, Sears Renee, Lane Jessica R, Karydas Anna M, Kenet Robert O, Biernat Jacek, Wang Li-San, Cotman Carl W, Decarli Charles S, Levey Allan I, Ringman John M, Mendez Mario F, Chui Helena C, Le Ber Isabelle, Brice Alexis, Lupton Michelle K, Preza Elisavet, Lovestone Simon, Powell John, Graff-Radford Neill, Petersen Ronald C, Boeve Bradley F, Lippa Carol F, Bigio Eileen H, Mackenzie Ian, Finger Elizabeth, Kertesz Andrew, Caselli Richard J, Gearing Marla, Juncos Jorge L, Ghetti Bernardino, Spina Salvatore, Bordelon Yvette M, Tourtellotte Wallace W, Frosch Matthew P, Vonsattel Jean Paul G, Zarow Chris, Beach Thomas G, Albin Roger L, Lieberman Andrew P, Lee Virginia M, Trojanowski John Q, Van Deerlin Vivianna M, Bird Thomas D, Galasko Douglas R, Masliah Eliezer, White Charles L, Troncoso Juan C, Hannequin Didier, Boxer Adam L, Geschwind Michael D, Kumar Satish, Mandelkow Eva-Maria, Wszolek Zbigniew K, Uitti Ryan J, Dickson Dennis W, Haines Jonathan L, Mayeux Richard, Pericak-Vance Margaret A, Farrer Lindsay A, Farrer Lindsay A, Ross Owen A, Rademakers Rosa, Schellenberg Gerard D, Miller Bruce L, Mandelkow Eckhard, Geschwind Daniel H   Evidence for a role of the rare p.A152T variant in MAPT in increasing the risk for FTD-spectrum and Alzheimer's diseases Human molecular genetics, 2012; 21(15): 3500-12.
Joshi Aditi, Ringman John M, Lee Albert S, Juarez Kevin O, Mendez Mario F   Comparison of clinical characteristics between familial and non-familial early onset Alzheimer's disease Journal of neurology, 2012; 21(15): .
Mendez Mario F, Ramírez-Bermúdez Jesús   Cotard syndrome in semantic dementia Psychosomatics, 2011; 52(6): 571-4.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S   Loss of emotional insight in behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia or "frontal anosodiaphoria" Consciousness and cognition, 2011; 20(4): 1690-6.
Mendez Mario F   Malapropisms, or "the Archie Bunker syndrome," and frontotemporal dementia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2011; 23(4): E3.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S   Internet pornography and frontotemporal dementia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2011; 23(2): E3.
Tsai Po-Heng, Teng Edmond, Liu Collin, Mendez Mario F   Posterior cortical atrophy: evidence for discrete syndromes of early-onset Alzheimer's disease American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 2011; 26(5): 413-8.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, Saul Ronald E   The spectrum of sociopathy in dementia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2011; 23(2): 132-40.
Mendez Mario F   Pathological stealing in dementia: poor response to SSRI medications The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 2011; 72(3): 418-9.
Kremen Sarah A, Mendez Mario F, Tsai Po-Heng, Teng Edmond   Extrapyramidal signs in the primary progressive aphasias American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 2011; 26(1): 72-7.
Mendez Mario F, Fras Ivan Andrew, Kremen Sarah A, Tsai Po-Heng   False reports from patients with frontotemporal dementia: delusions or confabulations? Behavioural neurology, 2011; 24(3): 237-44.
Mendez Mario F, Manes Facundo   The emerging impact of social neuroscience on neuropsychiatry and clinical neuroscience Social neuroscience, 2011; 6(5-6): 415-9.
Mendez Mario F, Kremen Sarah A, Tsai Po-Heng, Shapira Jill S   Interhemispheric differences in knowledge of animals among patients with semantic dementia Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, 2010; 23(4): 240-6.
Bartzokis George, Lu Po H, Tingus Kathleen, Mendez Mario F, Richard Aurore, Peters Douglas G, Oluwadara Bolanle, Barrall Katherine A, Finn J Paul, Villablanca Pablo, Thompson Paul M, Mintz Jim   Lifespan trajectory of myelin integrity and maximum motor speed Neurobiology of aging, 2010; 31(9): 1554-62.
Ringman John M, Kwon Eunice, Flores Deborah L, Rotko Carol, Mendez Mario F, Lu Po   The use of profanity during letter fluency tasks in frontotemporal dementia and Alzheimer disease Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, 2010; 23(3): 159-64.
Kremen Sarah A, Solis Orestes E, Shapira Jill S, Vinters Harry V, Mendez Mario F   "Fantastic thinking" in pathologically proven Pick disease Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, 2010; 23(2): 130-4.
Lauterbach Edward C, Shillcutt Samuel D, Victoroff Jeff, Coburn Kerry L, Mendez Mario F   Psychopharmacological neuroprotection in neurodegenerative disease: heuristic clinical applications The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2010; 22(2): 130-54.
Mendez Mario F   The unique predisposition to criminal violations in frontotemporal dementia The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, 2010; 38(3): 318-23.
Mendez Mario F   What progressive aphasia says about its neuropathology Neurology, 2010; 74(1): 16-7.
Ashla Paul M, McMurtray Aaron M, Licht Eliot, Mendez Mario F   Retrospective posttraumatic amnesia in traumatic brain injury The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2009; 21(4): 467-8.
Mendez Mario F   The neurobiology of moral behavior: review and neuropsychiatric implications CNS spectrums, 2009; 14(11): 608-20.
Tsai Po-Heng, Mendez Mario F   Akinetopsia in the posterior cortical variant of Alzheimer disease Neurology, 2009; 73(9): 731-2.
Mendez Mario F, McMurtray Aaron M, Licht Eliot A, Saul Ronald E   Frontal-executive versus posterior-perceptual mental status deficits in early-onset dementias American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 2009; 24(3): 220-7.
Mendez Mario F, Chen James W Y   Epilepsy partialis continua with visual allesthesia Journal of neurology, 2009; 256(6): 1009-11.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S   Altered emotional morality in frontotemporal dementia Cognitive neuropsychiatry, 2009; 14(3): 165-79.
Mendez Mario F   Frontotemporal dementia: therapeutic interventions Frontiers of neurology and neuroscience, 2009; 24(3): 168-78.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, Licht Eliot A   "Denkfaulheit" in frontotemporal dementia: a preliminary analysis The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2008; 20(2): 219-22.
Mendez Mario F, Lauterbach Edward C, Sampson Shirlene M, Sampson Shirlene M   An evidence-based review of the psychopathology of frontotemporal dementia: a report of the ANPA Committee on Research The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2008; 20(2): 130-49.
Mendez Mario F, Licht Eliot A, Shapira Jill S   Changes in dietary or eating behavior in frontotemporal dementia versus Alzheimer's disease American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 2008; 23(3): 280-5.
McMurtray Aaron M, Sultzer David L, Monserratt Lorena, Yeo Tuty, Mendez Mario F   Content-specific delusions from right caudate lacunar stroke: association with prefrontal hypometabolism The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2008; 20(1): 62-7.
McMurtray Aaron M, Licht Eliot, Yeo Tuty, Krisztal Erica, Saul Ronald E, Mendez Mario F   Positron emission tomography facilitates diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's disease European neurology, 2008; 59(1-2): 31-7.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, Woods Rochelle J, Licht Eliot A, Saul Ronald E   Psychotic symptoms in frontotemporal dementia: prevalence and review Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 2008; 25(3): 206-11.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S   The spectrum of recurrent thoughts and behaviors in frontotemporal dementia CNS spectrums, 2008; 13(3): 202-8.
Bartzokis George, Lu Po H, Geschwind Daniel H, Tingus Kathleen, Huang Danny, Mendez Mario F, Edwards Nancy, Mintz Jim   Apolipoprotein E affects both myelin breakdown and cognition: implications for age-related trajectories of decline into dementia Biological psychiatry, 2007; 62(12): 1380-7.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, McMurtray Aaron, Licht Eliot, Miller Bruce L   Accuracy of the clinical evaluation for frontotemporal dementia Archives of neurology, 2007; 64(6): 830-5.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, Clark David G   "Apperceptive" alexia in posterior cortical atrophy Cortex; a journal devoted to the study of the nervous system and behavior, 2007; 43(2): 264-70.
McMurtray Aaron M, Liao Alex, Haider Janelle, Licht Eliot, Mendez Mario F   Cognitive performance after lacunar stroke correlates with leukoaraiosis severity Cerebrovascular diseases (Basel, Switzerland), 2007; 24(2-3): 271-6.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, McMurtray Aaron, Licht Eliot   Preliminary findings: behavioral worsening on donepezil in patients with frontotemporal dementia The American journal of geriatric psychiatry : official journal of the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, 2007; 15(1): 84-7.
Mendez Mario F, McMurtray Aaron   Frontotemporal dementia-like phenotypes associated with presenilin-1 mutations American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 2006; 21(4): 281-6.
Mendez Mario F, McMurtray Aaron, Licht Eliot, Shapira Jill S, Saul Ronald E, Miller Bruce L   The scale for emotional blunting in patients with frontotemporal dementia Neurocase, 2006; 12(4): 242-6.
Mendez Mario F, Chen Andrew K, Shapira Jill S, Lu Po-Huang, Miller Bruce L   Acquired extroversion associated with bitemporal variant of frontotemporal dementia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2006; 18(1): 100-7.
McMurtray Aaron, Clark David G, Christine Dianne, Mendez Mario F   Early-onset dementia: frequency and causes compared to late-onset dementia Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 2006; 21(2): 59-64.
McMurtray Aaron M, Ringman John, Chao Steven Z, Licht Eliot, Saul Ronald E, Mendez Mario F   Family history of dementia in early-onset versus very late-onset Alzheimer's disease International journal of geriatric psychiatry, 2006; 21(6): 597-8.
Mendez Mario F   The accurate diagnosis of early-onset dementia International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 2006; 36(4): 401-12.
Mendez Mario F   What frontotemporal dementia reveals about the neurobiological basis of morality Medical hypotheses, 2006; 67(2): 411-8.
Mendez Mario F, Anderson Eric, Shapira Jill S   An investigation of moral judgement in frontotemporal dementia Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, 2005; 18(4): 193-7.
Mendez Mario F   Hypergraphia for poetry in an epileptic patient The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2005; 17(4): 560-1.
Clark David Glenn, Charuvastra Anthony, Miller Bruce L, Shapira Jill S, Mendez Mario F   Fluent versus nonfluent primary progressive aphasia: a comparison of clinical and functional neuroimaging features Brain and language, 2005; 94(1): 54-60.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S   Loss of insight and functional neuroimaging in frontotemporal dementia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2005; 17(3): 413-6.
Mendez Mario F   Moria and Witzelsucht from frontotemporal dementia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2005; 17(3): 429-30.
Mendez Mario F, Chen Andrew K, Shapira Jill S, Miller Bruce L   Acquired sociopathy and frontotemporal dementia Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 2005; 20(2-3): 99-104.
Mendez Mario F, Shapira Jill S, Miller Bruce L   Stereotypical movements and frontotemporal dementia Movement disorders : official journal of the Movement Disorder Society, 2005; 20(6): 742-5.
Mendez Mario F, Lim Gerald T H   Alterations of the sense of "humanness" in right hemisphere predominant frontotemporal dementia patients Cognitive and behavioral neurology : official journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, 2004; 17(3): 133-8.
Mendez Mario F   Aphemia-like syndrome from a right supplementary motor area lesion Clinical neurology and neurosurgery, 2004; 106(4): 337-9.
Mendez Mario F   Dementia as a window to the neurology of art Medical hypotheses, 2004; 63(1): 1-7.
Friedlander Arthur H, Noffsinger Douglas, Mendez Mario F, Yagiela John A   Developmental stuttering: manifestations, treatment and dental implications Special care in dentistry : official publication of the American Association of Hospital Dentists, the Academy of Dentistry for the Handicapped, and the American Society for Geriatric Dentistry, 2004; 24(1): 7-12.
Mendez Mario F, O'Connor Susan M, Lim Gerald T H   Hypersexuality after right pallidotomy for Parkinson's disease The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2004; 16(1): 37-40.
Mendez Mario F, Saghafi Samira, Clark David G   Semantic dementia in multilingual patients The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2004; 16(3): 381.
Mendez Mario F   The accuracy of clinical criteria for the diagnosis of frontotemporal dementia International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 2004; 34(2): 125-30.
Seritan Andreea L, Mendez Mario F, Silverman Daniel H S, Hurley Robin A, Taber Katherine H   Functional imaging as a window to dementia: corticobasal degeneration The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2004; 16(4): 393-9.
Clark David G, Mendez Mario F, Farag Emad, Vinters Harry V   Clinicopathologic case report: progressive aphasia in a 77-year-old man The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2003; 15(2): 231-8.
Assal Frédéric, Mendez Mario F   Intermetamorphosis in a patient with Alzheimer's disease The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2003; 15(2): 246-7.
Mendez Mario F, Clark David G, Shapira Jill S, Cummings Jeffrey L   Speech and language in progressive nonfluent aphasia compared with early Alzheimer's disease Neurology, 2003; 61(8): 1108-13.
Mendez Mario F   Surveying a blank field with the attentional spotlight Perceptual and motor skills, 2003; 97(2): 560-8.
Mendez Mario F, Cherrier Monique M   Agnosia for scenes in topographagnosia Neuropsychologia, 2003; 41(10): 1387-95.
Sultzer David L, Brown Charles V, Mandelkern Mark A, Mahler Michael E, Mendez Mario F, Chen Stephen T, Cummings Jeffrey L   Delusional thoughts and regional frontal/temporal cortex metabolism in Alzheimer's disease The American journal of psychiatry, 2003; 160(2): 341-9.
Mendez Mario F, Perryman Kent M   Disrupted facial empathy in drawings from artists with frontotemporal dementia Neurocase, 2003; 9(1): 44-50.
Mendez Mario F, Papasian Nora C, Lim Gerald T H   Thalamic acalculia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2003; 15(1): 115-6.
Lim Gerald T, Mendez Mario F, Bronstein Yuri L, Jouben-Steele Lisa, Vinters Harry V   Clinicopathologic case report: akinetic mutism with findings of white matter hyperintensity The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2002; 14(2): 214-21.
Chow Tiffany W, Mendez Mario F   Goals in symptomatic pharmacologic management of frontotemporal lobar degeneration American journal of Alzheimer's disease and other dementias, 2002; 17(5): 267-72.
Mendez Mario F, Perryman Kent M   Neuropsychiatric features of frontotemporal dementia: evaluation of consensus criteria and review The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2002; 14(4): 424-9.
Mendez Mario F, Ghajarania Mehdi, Perryman Kent M   Posterior cortical atrophy: clinical characteristics and differences compared to Alzheimer's disease Dementia and geriatric cognitive disorders, 2002; 14(1): 33-40.
Mendez Mario F   Prominent echolalia from isolation of the speech area The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2002; 14(3): 356-7.
Mendez Mario F   Slowly progressive alexia The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences, 2002; 14(1): 84.
UCLA    |    Terms & Conditions    |    Disability Resources    |    UC Regents