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Dr. Alejandra Méndez Fadol

Dra. Alejandra Méndez Fadol is a paediatric neurologist at the Hospital de Villarrica and a Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of La Frontera in Temuco, Chile.  She obtained her MD Degree at the University of Santiago de Chile and her Residence Specialty training in Paediatric Neurologist at the University of Chile, San Borja Arriarán Clinical Hospital. In addition, she holds a Diploma in Sleep Medicine, from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Her clinical and research interests cover various aspects of paediatric neurology, including clinical electroencephalography and neurodevelopmental disorders and more specifically autism.  She is the author and co-author or a series of publications in this area. 

She also leads a team of early diagnosis offering interventions to children and adolescents with various Neurodevelopmental Disorders, including autism spectrum disorders. She has participated in the implementation of an early detection program in primary health care, using the Q-CHAT instrument and is part of the team of researchers who are carrying out the validation study of the Q-CHAT in Chile. She has made training stays in the Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, MIND Institute, UC Davis, USA and in clinical electroencephalography in the San Borja Arriarán Clinical Hospital, University of Chile.