Fernando Mendoza, MD

Fernando Mendoza, M.D., is an expert in cardiovascular imaging and is the director of the echocardiography and nuclear laboratories at the MemorialCare Heart & Vascular Institute at Long Beach Memorial. Fernando Mendoza, M.D., graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine. Upon graduation he was awarded the John Adams Outstanding Student Award, Merck Service Award, several Letters of Distinction and teaching awards. He pursued training in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics - a highly competitive and demanding residency program that compacts what normally takes six years of training into four years. Dr. Mendoza was then selected to train in adult cardiology at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - one of the top 15 cardiology training programs in the country.

In 2008 he became the first cardiologist on staff at Long Beach Memorial to become board-certified in echocardiography. While most cardiologists can read echocardiograms, Dr. Mendoza has achieved the level of certification expected of imaging cardiologists at prestigious institutions. Also, he is the only local cardiologist to have been published in national journals in the field of carotid ultrasounds. In addition to his expertise in echocardiography and carotid ultrasounds, he is one of a few cardiologists in the country to be trained in nuclear cardiology by the developers of the software used to process the images.

Dr. Mendoza has an outstanding command of all fields of cardiology. During his training he was mentored by national experts in the fields of atherosclerosis, heart disease in women, preventative cardiovascular disease, heart transplantation and advanced heart failure, arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, diseases of the aorta, valve disease, congenital heart disease and interventional cardiology. 

Board Certification

Additional Specialties 

  • Nuclear Cardiology
  • Echocardiography: Transthoracic and Transesophageal
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Pericardial Disease and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Aorta Syndromes: Marfan's, etc.
  • Cardiovascular Complications of Chemotherapy
  • Cardiovascular Disease in Women
  • General Cardiology

This physician is a member of MemorialCare Physician Society which drives clinical outcomes and performance for MemorialCare Health System.


  • Cardiology


Medical Education
UC Los Angeles School of Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

MemorialCare Hospital Affiliations