Vivian Mendoza, MD




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Member Since: 1992
Title: Shareholder, Secretary, BOD, Medical Director at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center-Laguna Hills Training: UCSF, Harbor-UCLA, USC Specialty Expertise: Breast pathology , Cytopathology, General Surgical Pathology Other Interests: Outdoor activities including hiking, swimming, cycling; reading and book clubs; cooking and dining out, traveling to tropical locales 




Dr. Mendoza just celebrated her 25th anniversary with APMG and Saddleback Memorial Medical Center. She has been the Laboratory Medical Director at Saddleback Memorial Medical Center for the past 15 years. Dr. Mendoza practices general pathology with an emphasis on breast and gynecologic pathology. She is Board certified in Anatomic and Clinical Pathology with subspecialty certification in Cytopathology. Dr. Mendoza received her medical degree from UCSF (1986), completed AP/CP residency at Harbor-UCLA (1991) and cytopathology fellowship at USC(1992). She is most proud of receiving Phi Beta Kappa at UCI during her junior year and receiving the Chancellor’s scholarship for leadership and individual contribution to UCI as a senior.

Being in a large group provides job and financial security as well as numerous opportunities for individual and group growth. The expertise and resources provided by APMG such as hematopathologists, dermatopathologists, GI pathologists, cytopathologists, immunostaining and molecular studies enable me to perform at the highest level while allowing input into the quality of the product and development of the process. APMG seeks to cultivate new business by contributing to the professional success of its members. APMG is innovative and takes pride in being in the forefront of technologic advancement. The cohesion and comradery of the group is exemplified by the near unanimous participation of members in APMG professional and social activities.
Vivian Mendoza, MD