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Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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Paola "Lala" Mendoza-Sengco, MD, received a BS degree in Physical Therapy at the University of the Philippines in 2000 and completed medical school at the University of the East in 2004 followed by post-graduate internship at the University of Philippines- Philippine General Hospital in 2005. She completed residency training in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at East Carolina University in 2011 where she served as academic chief resident followed by pediatric rehabilitation medicine fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in 2013. She served as assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Children's of Alabama prior to joining the faculty in the Division of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Cincinnati Children's Hospital in November 2019.

Her clinical interests include cerebral palsy with a focus on its early detection, spasticity management as well as treatment of infants and children with brachial plexus injuries. She is deeply invested in patient and family centered care and is a member of the American Academy of Cerebral Palsy and Developmental Medicine and American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

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Clinical Interests

Cerebral Palsy (CP); early detection of infants at high risk of CP; spasticity management; brachial plexus injury

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Brachial Plexus Center

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My Education

MD: University of the East, Quezon City, Philippines, 2004.

Residency: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 2011.

Fellowship: Pediatric Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.

Certification: Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 2012; Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine, 2014; Brain Injury Medicine, 2016.