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Joe S. Mendez, M.D.

Languages spoken: English

Academic Information

Departments: Neurosurgery - Assistant Professor (Clinical), Neurology - Adjunct Assistant Professor

Divisions: Adult Neurosurgery

Academic Office Information

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Neurology)
  • United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (Neuro-oncology)

Joe Mendez, MD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at the University of Utah and an Investigator at the Huntsman Cancer Institute. He specializes in Neuro-Oncology with a focus on treating patients with gliomas, primary central nervous system lymphoma (PCNSL), and metastatic disease to the central nervous system.

Dr. Mendez received his bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering and Science from Rice University followed by his medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco. He completed his neurology residency at Washington University in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital where he also served as Chief Resident. He most recently completed his fellowship in Neuro-Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City.

Dr. Mendez’s research interests include clinical trial research focused on the treatment of gliomas and primary central nervous system lymphoma. His other interest is medical education with a focus on teaching and mentoring medical students, residents, and fellows.

Dr. Mendez is originally from Wichita Falls, Texas. He enjoys playing tennis and traveling to international destinations with his partner, who is a Radiologist in the Breast Imaging Division at the University of Utah.

Education History

Fellowship Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Chief Resident Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis
Administrative Chief Resident
Residency Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internship Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis/Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Internal Medicine
Professional Medical University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
Undergraduate Rice University
Environmental Engineering and Science