Pediatric Neuropsychologist, Hematology-Oncology

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Dr. Leanne Mendoza joined the Cancer and Blood Disease Institute at CHLA after completing an APA-accredited pediatric neuropsychology internship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium and a two-year APPCN-accredited postdoctoral fellowship in pediatric neuropsychology at Children’s Medical Center of Dallas. Dr. Mendoza specializes in neuropsychological evaluation of children and adolescents with conditions related to oncology and hematology. She also serves as a supervisor to doctoral level neuropsychology trainees. Dr. Mendoza holds an appointment as Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California.

Clinical Interests

Neuropsychological evaluation of pediatric hematology and oncology populations, including late effects of treatment with chemotherapy, radiation, and bone marrow transplantation. Interests also include evaluation of patients with other conditions impacting brain functioning, including intractable epilepsy, stroke, congenital heart disease, and traumatic brain injury.


Medical School: 

Pepperdine University: Clinical Psychology


St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital/University of Tennessee Professional Psychology Internship Consortium: Pediatric Neuropsychology


Children’s Medical Center of Dallas: Pediatric Neuropsychology



Licensed Psychologist (CA)


Mendoza, L.K., Ashford, J.M., Willard, V.W., Clark, K.N., Martin Elbahesh, K.M., Hardy, K.K., ... Conklin, H.M., Social functioning of childhood cancer survivors after computerized cognitive training: A randomized controlled trial. Children. 6(10): 105. doi:10.3390/children6100105

Research Interests: 

Research efforts are focused on neuropsychological sequelae of cancer and other medical conditions, such as severe combined immunodeficiency. Additional research interests include use of technology in neuropsychology, implications of diversity factors on neuropsychological functioning, and cognitive rehabilitation.

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