Fernando S. Mendoza

Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1980)

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1981) CA

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1978) CA

Internship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1976) CA

Residency: Harvard School of Public Health (1979) MA

Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1975) CA

M.P.H., Harvard University, Maternal and Child Health (1979)

B.A., San Jose State College, Biochemistry (1971)

Honors & Awards

Leonard P. Rome CATCH Visiting Professor, Children’s National Medical Center (April 2014)

CDC’s Health Equity Champion, CDC (2012)

President's Award for Excellence through Diversity, Stanford University (June 2012)

JE Wallace Sterling "Muleshoe" Lifetime Alumni Achievement Award, Stanford University Medical Center Alumni Association (May 2012)

Who's Who Worldwide, Who's Who (2012-2013)

Visiting Diversity Professor, Harvard Medical School (October 2009)

100 Most Influencial Latinos in Silicon Valley, Mexican American Community Service Agency (June 2007)

GSA-MAS Service Award, Association of American Medical Colleges (November 2005)

The Gardner Community Spirit Award, Gardner Family Health Services (September 2008)

Dr. Fernando S. Mendoza Award, awarded by LSMA, SNMA, SAIMS (May 2005)

Juan Villagomez Humanitarian Award, California Latino Medical Association (September 2004)

Leadership Award, National Hispanic Medical Association (March 20, 2004)

100 Most Influencial Hispanics in the United States, Hispanic Business Magazine (2002)

Top Doctors in Silicon Valley, San Jose Magazine (1999 to 2007)

Hispanic Profile of Excellence, KGO Channel 7, (ABC Affiliate in San Francisco (October 2002)

Henry J. Kaiser Award for Outstanding and Innovation Contribution in Medical Education,, Stanford University School of Medicine (June 1990)

Administrative Appointments

Chief, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, 1996

Associate Dean of Minority Advising and Programs, Office of Student Affairs, 1983

Executive Board, Hispanic Serving Health Professions School, Inc, 2000

Board Member, Stanford Medical Alumni Association, 2004

Parental Limited English Proficiency and Health Outcomes for Children With Special Health Care Needs: A Systematic Review
Eneriz-Wiemer, M., Sanders, L. M., Barr, D. A., & Mendoza, F. S. (2014). Parental Limited English Proficiency and Health Outcomes for Children With Special Health Care Needs: A Systematic Review. ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS, 14(2), 128-136.

Reframing the disparities agenda: a time to rethink, a time to focus.
Horn, I. B., & Mendoza, F. S. (2014). Reframing the disparities agenda: a time to rethink, a time to focus. Academic pediatrics, 14(2), 115-116.

New American Children Supporting the Health and Well-being of Immigrant Populations
Mendoza, F. S., & Festa, N. K. (2013). New American Children Supporting the Health and Well-being of Immigrant Populations. JAMA PEDIATRICS, 167(1), 12-13.

Resident Cross-Cultural Training, Satisfaction, and Preparedness
Frintner, M. P., Mendoza, F. S., Dreyer, B. P., Cull, W. L., & Laraque, D. (2013). Resident Cross-Cultural Training, Satisfaction, and Preparedness. ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS, 13(1), 65-71.

Children with Special Health Care Needs: How Immigrant Status is Related to Health Care Access, Health Care Utilization, and Health Status
Javier, J. R., Huffman, L. C., Mendoza, F. S., & Wise, P. H. (2010). Children with Special Health Care Needs: How Immigrant Status is Related to Health Care Access, Health Care Utilization, and Health Status. MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH JOURNAL, 14(4), 567-579.

Lessons learned from a community-academic partnership addressing adolescent pregnancy prevention in Filipino American families.
Javier, J. R., Chamberlain, L. J., Rivera, K. K., Gonzalez, S. E., Mendoza, F. S., & Huffman, L. C. (2010). Lessons learned from a community-academic partnership addressing adolescent pregnancy prevention in Filipino American families. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 4(4), 305-313.

Health disparities and children in immigrant families: a research agenda.
Mendoza, F. S. (2009). Health disparities and children in immigrant families: a research agenda. Pediatrics, 124, S187-95.

The relationship of immigrant status with access, utilization, and health status for children with asthma
Javier, J. R., Wise, P. H., & Mendoza, F. S. (2007). The relationship of immigrant status with access, utilization, and health status for children with asthma. AMBULATORY PEDIATRICS, 7(6), 421-430.

Filipino child health in the United States: do health and health care disparities exist?
Javier, J. R., Huffman, L. C., & Mendoza, F. S. (2007). Filipino child health in the United States: do health and health care disparities exist?. Preventing chronic disease, 4(2), A36-?.

Preventing Obesity in Mexican-American Children and Adolescents. In Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Preventing Obesity in Children and Youth of Mexican Origin
Trowbridge, R., Mendoza, & F. (2007). Preventing Obesity in Mexican-American Children and Adolescents. In Joint U.S.-Mexico Workshop on Preventing Obesity in Children and Youth of Mexican Origin. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. The National Academies Press, Washington, D.C.,.

Importance of generational status in examining access to and utilization of health care services by Mexican American children
Burgos, A. E., Schetzina, K. E., Dixon, L. B., & Mendoza, F. S. (2005). Importance of generational status in examining access to and utilization of health care services by Mexican American children. PEDIATRICS, 115(3), E322-E330.

Health of Children in Immigrant Families
Mendoza, Fs., Javier, JR., Burgos, & AE. (2007). Health of Children in Immigrant Families. In Lansford, JE, Deater-Deckard, K, and Bornsten, MH, (eds) Immigrant Families in Contemporary Society. Guilford Press.

Filipino American families and intergenerational communication about sex.
Javier, J. R., Chamberlain, L., Huffman, L., & Mendoza, F. (2006). Filipino American families and intergenerational communication about sex. Ambulatory pediatrics , 6(2), 120-?.

Associations among familism, language preference, and education in Mexican-American mothers and their children
Romero, A. J., Robinson, T. N., Haydel, K. F., Mendoza, F., & Killen, J. D. (2004). Associations among familism, language preference, and education in Mexican-American mothers and their children. JOURNAL OF DEVELOPMENTAL AND BEHAVIORAL PEDIATRICS, 25(1), 34-40.

Use of the pediatric symptom checklist in a low-income, Mexican American population
Jutte, D. P., Burgos, A., Mendoza, F., Ford, C. B., & Huffman, L. C. (2003). Use of the pediatric symptom checklist in a low-income, Mexican American population. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 157(12), 1169-1176.

Effects of a videotape to increase use of poison control centers by low-income and Spanish-speaking families: a randomized controlled trial.
Kelly NR, Huffman LC, Mendoza FS, & Robinson TN. (2003). Effects of a videotape to increase use of poison control centers by low-income and Spanish-speaking families: a randomized controlled trial. Pediatrics, 111(1).

Socioeconomic and Cultural Issues in Pediatrics
Mendoza, Fs. (2003). Socioeconomic and Cultural Issues in Pediatrics. In Daniel Bernstein and Steven Shelov (eds), Pediatrics for Medical Students, 2nd Edition. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins.

The health of Latino children - Urgent priorities, unanswered questions, and a research agenda
Flores, G., Fuentes-Afflick, E., Barbot, O., Carter-Pokras, O., Claudio, L., & Weitzman, M. (2002). The health of Latino children - Urgent priorities, unanswered questions, and a research agenda. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 288(1), 82-90.

?Dolor Aqui? ?Fiebre? A little knowledge requires caution
Flores, G., & Mendoza, F. S. (2002). ?Dolor Aqui? ?Fiebre? A little knowledge requires caution. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 156(7), 638-640.

Why ethnicity and race are so important in child health services research today
Flores, G., Fuentes-Afflick, E., Carter-Pokras, O., Claudio, L., Lamberty, G., & Weltzman, M. (2001). Why ethnicity and race are so important in child health services research today. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 155(10), 1178-1179.

A book a day keeps the doctor away: A look at the implementation and effects of reach out and read, a pediatric clinic-based early literacy promotion program
Orr JE, Baker S, Shirling E, Sanders L, Huffman LC, & Mendoza FS. (2001). A book a day keeps the doctor away: A look at the implementation and effects of reach out and read, a pediatric clinic-based early literacy promotion program. Resources in Education.

Are perceived neighborhood hazards a barrier to physical activity in children?
Romero AJ, Robinson TN, Kraemer HC, Erickson SJ, Haydel KF, & Killen J. (2001). Are perceived neighborhood hazards a barrier to physical activity in children?. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 155.

Prescribing books for immigrant children - A pilot study to promote emergent literacy among the children of Hispanic immigrants
Sanders, L. M., Gershon, T. D., Huffman, L. C., & Mendoza, F. S. (2000). Prescribing books for immigrant children - A pilot study to promote emergent literacy among the children of Hispanic immigrants. ARCHIVES OF PEDIATRICS & ADOLESCENT MEDICINE, 154(8), 771-777.

Health Risk Profiles and Race, Culture, and Socioeconomic Status
Mendoza FS. (2000). Health Risk Profiles and Race, Culture, and Socioeconomic Status. 31st Ross Roundtable, Child Health in the Multicultural Environment.

Nutritional Status of Immigrant Children
Mendoza FS. (2000). Nutritional Status of Immigrant Children. In Children in Immigrant Families: Issues for California?s Future. California Policy Research Center, California Program on Access to Care and the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research.

The Health and Nutritional Status of Immigrant Hispanic Children: Analyses of the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Mendoza FS, & Dixon LB. (1999). The Health and Nutritional Status of Immigrant Hispanic Children: Analyses of the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In D Hernandez (ed) Children of Immigrants. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Latino Children's Health and the Family-Community Health Profmotion Model.
Mendoza, Fs., Fuentes-Afflick, & E. (1999). Latino Children's Health and the Family-Community Health Profmotion Model. Western Journal of Medicine, 170(2).

From Generation to Generation: The Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families
Committee member and Contributor. (1998). From Generation to Generation: The Health and Well-Being of Children in Immigrant Families. Board on Children, Youth, and Families, National Research Council, Institute of Medicine, National Academy Press.

Health Issues of Immigrant Children of Color
Mendoza FS, & Rosales N. (1997). Health Issues of Immigrant Children of Color. In H. Fitzgerald, B. Lester, and B. Zuckerman (ed), Children of Color, Research, Health, and Policy Issues. Garland Publishing, Inc. New York and London.

My Obligation to Others: A Tradition Carried Forward
Mendoza FS. (1996). My Obligation to Others: A Tradition Carried Forward. In Ellen Bassuk (ed.), The Doctor Activist: Physician Fighting For Social Change. New York, New York: Plenum Publication Corporation.

Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Ethical Issues in Pediatrics.
Mendoza FS. (1996). Socioeconomic, Cultural, and Ethical Issues in Pediatrics. In Daniel Bernstein and Steven Shelov (eds), Pediatrics for Medical Students. Baltimore, MD: Williams and Wilkins.

Our Nation?s Challenge, Vaccinating Latino Children; Can We Do It?
Mendoza FS, & Villarreal S. (1996). Our Nation?s Challenge, Vaccinating Latino Children; Can We Do It?. Medico InterAmericano, 15(1).

Stanford Medical School?s Minority Faculty Development and the Center of Excellence
Mendoza FS. (1995). Stanford Medical School?s Minority Faculty Development and the Center of Excellence. In L. Bergeisen (ed) Minority Faculty in the Health Professions For the 21st Century. Selected Proceedings, Leesburg, Virginia, September 6-8,.

The health of Latino children in the United States.
Mendoza FS. (1995). The health of Latino children in the United States. Current Problems in Pediatrics, Nov-Dec.

Physical Growth, Sexual Maturation, and Obesity in Puerto Rican Children
Martorell R, Mendoza F, Baisden K, & Pawson I. (1994). Physical Growth, Sexual Maturation, and Obesity in Puerto Rican Children. In Cynthia Garcia Cole and Gontran Lamberty (eds.), Health and Development of Puerto Rican Mothers and Children in the Mainland, New York, New York: Plenum Publication Corporation.

Measures of Health Status and Health Care Access for Mainland Puerto Rican Children: Results from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
Mendoza F., & Takata G. (1994). Measures of Health Status and Health Care Access for Mainland Puerto Rican Children: Results from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. In C.G. Cole and G. Lamberty (eds.), Health and Development of Puerto Rican Mothers and Children in the Mainland.

HEALTH-STATUS AND HEALTH-CARE ACCESS FOR MAINLAND PUERTO-RICAN CHILDREN - RESULTS FROM THE HISPANIC HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY
Mendoza, F. S., Takata, G. S., & Martorell, R. (1994). HEALTH-STATUS AND HEALTH-CARE ACCESS FOR MAINLAND PUERTO-RICAN CHILDREN - RESULTS FROM THE HISPANIC HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY. PLENUM PRESS DIV PLENUM PUBLISHING CORP.

PHYSICAL GROWTH, SEXUAL-MATURATION, AND OBESITY IN PUERTO-RICAN CHILDREN
Martorell, R., Mendoza, F. S., BAISDEN, K., & Pawson, I. G. (1994). PHYSICAL GROWTH, SEXUAL-MATURATION, AND OBESITY IN PUERTO-RICAN CHILDREN. PLENUM PRESS DIV PLENUM PUBLISHING CORP.

Latino child health policy issues
Mendoza FS. (1994). Latino child health policy issues. The Future of Children. Center for the Future of Children, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, 4(3).

Health Status of U.S. Hispanic Children
Mendoza FS, Ventura S, Saldivar L, Baisden K, & Martorell R. (1992). Health Status of U.S. Hispanic Children. In Antonio Furino (ed.), Health Policy and the Hispanic, Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press.

THE ESTIMATED COST OF TREATING UNMET DENTAL RESTORATIVE NEEDS OF MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN FROM SOUTHWESTERN UNITED-STATES-HHANES, 1982-83
Pollick, H. F., Pawson, I. G., Martorell, R., & Mendoza, F. S. (1991). THE ESTIMATED COST OF TREATING UNMET DENTAL RESTORATIVE NEEDS OF MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN FROM SOUTHWESTERN UNITED-STATES-HHANES, 1982-83. JOURNAL OF PUBLIC HEALTH DENTISTRY, 51(4), 195-204.

PREVALENCE OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN UNITED-STATES HISPANIC POPULATIONS
Pawson, I. G., Martorell, R., & MENDOZA, F. E. (1991). PREVALENCE OF OVERWEIGHT AND OBESITY IN UNITED-STATES HISPANIC POPULATIONS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 53(6), S1522-S1528.

STATISTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ANALYSIS OF GROWTH DATA FROM HHANES
Martorell, R. (1991). STATISTICAL CONSIDERATIONS IN THE ANALYSIS OF GROWTH DATA FROM HHANES. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CLINICAL NUTRITION, 53(4), 978-980.

SELECTED MEASURES OF HEALTH-STATUS FOR MEXICAN-AMERICAN, MAINLAND PUERTO-RICAN, AND CUBAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN
Mendoza, F. S., Ventura, S. J., Valdez, R. B., Castillo, R. O., SALDIVAR, L. E., & Martorell, R. (1991). SELECTED MEASURES OF HEALTH-STATUS FOR MEXICAN-AMERICAN, MAINLAND PUERTO-RICAN, AND CUBAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 265(2), 227-232.

Prevalence of overweight and obesity in US Hispanic Populations
Pawson IG, Martorell R, & Mendoza FS. (1991). Prevalence of overweight and obesity in US Hispanic Populations. American Journal of Clinic Nutrition, 53.

An evaluation of four food group intakes by Mexican-American children
Murphy SP, Castillo RO, Martorell R, & Mendoza FS. (1990). An evaluation of four food group intakes by Mexican-American children. The Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 90(3).

GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF GROWTH IN MEXICAN-AMERICANS
Martorell, R., Mendoza, F. S., & Castillo, R. O. (1989). GENETIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL DETERMINANTS OF GROWTH IN MEXICAN-AMERICANS. PEDIATRICS, 84(5), 864-871.

Sexual maturation in Mexican-American adolescents
Villarreal SF, Martorell R, & Mendoza FS. (1989). Sexual maturation in Mexican-American adolescents. American Journal of Human Biology.

Fatness and fat distribution in Mexican American children and youths from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey
Kaplowitz H, Martorell R, & Mendoza FS. (1989). Fatness and fat distribution in Mexican American children and youths from the Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. American Journal of Human Biology.

Which Side to Measure: Right or Left?
Martorell R, Mendoza FS, Mueller WH, & Pawson IG. (1988). Which Side to Measure: Right or Left?. In TG Lohman, AF Roche, and R. Martorell (eds.), Anthropometry Standardization Reference ManualChampaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics Publishers, Inc..

Poverty and Stature in Children
Martorell R, Mendoza FS, & Castillo R. (1988). Poverty and Stature in Children. In John C. Waterlow (ed.), Linear Growth Retardation in Less Developed Countries, Nestle Nutrition Workshop Series. New York: Vavey/Raven Press., 14.

Elevated serum iron concentration in adolescent alcohol users
Friedman IM, Kraemer HC, Mendoza FS, & Hammer LD. (1988). Elevated serum iron concentration in adolescent alcohol users. American Journal of Diseases of Children, 142(2).

Vitamin A intoxication presenting with ascites and a normal vitamin A level
Mendoza FS, Johnson F, Kerner JA, Tune BM, & Shochat SJ. (1988). Vitamin A intoxication presenting with ascites and a normal vitamin A level. The Western Journal of Medicine, 148(1).

MINORITY ADMISSIONS - QUO-VADIS
Prieto, D. O., & Mendoza, N. S. (1987). MINORITY ADMISSIONS - QUO-VADIS. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, 62(8), 698-700.

Short and plump physique of Mexican-American Children
Martorell R, Mendoza FS, Castillo RO, Pawson IG, & Budge CC. (1987). Short and plump physique of Mexican-American Children. American Journal of Physical Anthropology, 73.

Rhabdomyolysis complicating doxylamine overdose.
Mendoza FS, Atiba JO, Krensky AK, & Scannell LM. (1987). Rhabdomyolysis complicating doxylamine overdose. Clinical Pediatrics, 26(11).

GROWTH ABNORMALITIES IN MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN IN THE UNITED-STATES - THE NATIONAL-HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY I-STUDY
Mendoza, F. S., & Castillo, R. O. (1986). GROWTH ABNORMALITIES IN MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN IN THE UNITED-STATES - THE NATIONAL-HEALTH AND NUTRITION EXAMINATION SURVEY I-STUDY. NUTRITION RESEARCH, 6(11), 1247-1257.

INCREASING MINORITIES IN ACADEMIA - THE FACULTY ROLE-MODEL
Mendoza, F. S. (1986). INCREASING MINORITIES IN ACADEMIA - THE FACULTY ROLE-MODEL. JOURNAL OF MEDICAL EDUCATION, 61(10), 850-851.

GROWTH STATUS OF MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN AND YOUTHS - HISTORICAL TRENDS AND CONTEMPORARY-ISSUES
Malina, R. M., Martorell, R., & Mendoza, F. (1986). GROWTH STATUS OF MEXICAN-AMERICAN CHILDREN AND YOUTHS - HISTORICAL TRENDS AND CONTEMPORARY-ISSUES. YEARBOOK OF PHYSICAL ANTHROPOLOGY, 29, 45-79.