Allergy and Asthma Relief Experts

A Specialty Medical Practice:

Providing the highest quality care of asthma, allergies, and immune deficiencies

to adult and pediatric patients throughout the San Fernando and Santa Clarita Valleys

Dr. Cornelia Licona

Dr. Cornelia Licona was born in Hildesheim, Germany.  Her father was a pharmacist.  Her mother discontinued her studies in medicine and changed to pharmacy after she got married.  While in school, Dr. Licona had the opportunity to spend time in Italy on a regular basis.  After finishing with school, she decided to move to Italy and enter medical school there.  She joined the University of Padua where she finished both premedical and medical education.  She graduated in 1986 as Doctor in Medicine and Surgery and wrote her thesis about the “surgical therapy of the tumor at the biliary confluence.”


Subsequently, she returned to Germany and entered a Family Practice Residency program for one year.  In 1987 she moved to Los Angeles, got married and had 2 children.  She spent several years as a stay at home mom.  In 1994 she entered a residency program in Pediatrics at LAC-USC Medical Center, Los Angeles.  She completed the residency program in 1997 and joined the fellowship program of Allergy & Immunology at LAC-USC.  During her fellowship she continued to actively work in pediatrics while working at the pediatric emergency room at USC.


Dr. Licona had the opportunity to work with the “Breathmobile” as part of her fellowship, a mobile asthma van that regularly visits inner city schools in the L.A. Unified school district in order to provide free asthma & allergy care for underprivileged children.


After finishing her fellowship, she joined our practice.  Although Dr. Licona spends most of her time in our Granada Hills office, she also joins Dr. Shapiro and Dr Offenberger in staffing the Allergy & Immunology Clinic at Facey Medical group and Serra Medical Center.  She is a member of the Los Angeles Society of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology as well as a member of the American Academy of Allergy & Asthma and Immunology and the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.  Dr. Licona is board certified in Pediatrics and board eligible in Allergy & Immunology.


Most of her free time Dr. Licona spend with her family.  Both of her children are actively involved in competitive sports and as a consequence travel a great deal.  Dr. Licona’s hobbies include sports, music and travel.


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