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James Mendoza, MD

Instructor in Medicine




  • B.S., Chemistry: University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA (2009)
  • M.A., Medical Sciences: Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA (2012)
  • Medical Degree: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (2016)
  • Residency, Internal Medicine: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA (2019)

Clinical Interests

Hospital Medicine, Inpatient Care, Resident Teaching

Research Interests

The Finanacial Impact of Alcohol and Tobacco Abuse in Patients Enrolled in a Medication Assistance Program

The Cardiac Myocyte Specific Role of PKG-1 Alpha in Cardiac Remodeling


Mendoza JP, Ian C. Anemia without Actual Anemia… a very Pernicious Process. American College of Physicians National Abstract Competition Finalist. 2018.

Mendoza JP, Passafaro RJ, Baby SM, Young AP, Bates JN, Gaston B, Lewis SJ. Role of nitric oxide- containing factors in the ventilatory and cardiovascular responses elicited by hypoxic challenge in isoflurane-anesthetized rats. Journal of Applied Physiology. 2014.

Mendoza J., Passafaro R., Baby S., Young A.P., Bates J.N., Gaston B., & Lewis S.J. L-Cysteine ethyl ester reverses the deleterious effects of morphine on arterial blood-gas chemistry in tracheotomized rats. Respiratory Physiology and Neurobiology. 2013.

Haga Así: Do as I Do.  Medical Literary Messenger. An essay published online reflecting personal thoughts on a medical mission trip to Northern Honduras. 2013.

M.A. Thesis: “The Cardiac Myocyte Specific Role of PKG-I Alpha in Cardiac Remodeling.” 2012.

Deboer, M. D., Mendoza, J. P., Liu, L., Ford, G., Yu, P. L., & Gaston, B. M. (2011). Increased systemic  inflammation overnight correlates with insulin resistance among children evaluated for obstructive sleep apnea, Sleep & Breathing.

Oral Presentations

May I “Top Off” Your Kappa Jo? Multiple Myeloma Presenting as a Pancoast Tumor, American College of Physicians, Virginia Chapter. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 2019.

Poster Presentations

Mendoza, J. Anemia without Actual Anemia… a very Pernicious Process, American College of Physicians, National  Internal Medicine Convention, New Orleans, LA. Poster. 2018.

Mendoza, J. The Cardiac Myocyte Specific Role of PKG-I Alpha in Cardiac Remodeling, American Heart Association. Los Angeles, CA. Poster. 2012.