Joanne Mendoza, MD



American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Hospital Medicine



Medical School:

Penn State Hershey College of Medicine


Emory University


Emory University


Dr. Mendoza, a hospitalist with CSG, is originally from Zimbabwe where she first developed a passion for pediatrics and global health.

She moved to the United States to attend Messiah University in Pennsylvania and then attended medical school at Penn State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Mendoza completed a pediatric residency and then a pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at Emory University where she began her career.

Dr. Mendoza then moved to the University of Virginia where she served as a pediatric hospitalist, medical director, medical student coach, and quality improvement and global health faculty leader.

With CSG/CHKD/EVMS, Dr. Mendoza will be leading QI Education and contributing to the missions of education, clinical care, and research at CSG.

Dr. Mendoza and her husband, who is also a physician, joined CSG because they were impressed by the dedication to all aspects of children’s health and wellbeing, and the care of staff, faculty, and students.

Clinical Interests:

  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Care of the hospitalized child
  • Global health

Honors and Awards:

  • Academic Pediatric Association Advancing Pediatric Leaders Inaugural Cohort (2020-2022)
  • The Arnold P. Gold Foundation – The Leonard Tow 2009 Humanism in Medicine Award


  1. Haq H, et al. Global Health Electives in the COVID-19 Era: Resuming Travel and Strengthening Global Health Academic Partnerships. International Journal of Medical Education 12/2021 PMID: 35642478 DOI: 10.5116/ijme.6272.630a
  2. Haq H, et al. Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Global Health: A Fitting Niche for an Emerging Subspecialty. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2021 PMID: 34491222.
  3. Kaiser S, et al. Predictors of Quality Improvement in Pediatric Asthma Care. Hospital Pediatrics Brief Report December 2020 PMID: 33257318
  4. Coe M, et al. Incidence of Refeeding Syndrome in Children with Failure to Thrive. Hospital Pediatrics. October 2020 PMID: 33168566
  5. Kaiser S, et al. Pathways for Improving Inpatient Asthma: A Multicenter, National Study. Published: Pediatrics May 2020. PMID: 32376727
  6. Penberthy K, et al. Diagnostic Dilemma: Abdominal pain and intermittent fevers in a 16-year-old girl. Pediatrics. 2019 PMID: 31375532
  7. McHenry M, et al. Leveraging Economies of Scale via Collaborative Interdisciplinary Global Health Tracks (CIGHTs): Lessons from Three Programs. Academic Medicine. 2020 Jan;95(1):37-43. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002961.

Contact Info:



CHKD Main Hospital
601 Children's Ln
Norfolk, VA 23518



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