The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Leopoldo G. Hernandez, MD

Dr. Hernandez was born in Havana, Cuba in 1952, and emigrated with his family to the U.S. in 1961. He has been living in the Los Angeles area since 1964 where he graduated from Hollywood High School in 1970.  He received his Bachelors in Science degree from UCLA in 1974, graduating Summa Cum Laude and elected into Phi Beta Kappa.   He graduated from the UCLA School of Medicine in 1978, and completed his internship in Internal Medicine at the Long Beach Veteran's Hospital 1978-1979.

He then entered the combined UCLA-Wadsworth V.A. Dermatology training program in 1979, completing the residency in 1982. He was the Chief Resident of the program 1981-1982. Dr. Hernandez has been in private practice in the Boyle Heights area of Los Angeles since 1982.  As a member of the clinical faculty of the UCLA, he has also been an attending physician at the Wadsworth Veterans Hospital Dermatology Clinic since 1982.

CURRICULUM VITAE

COLLEGE EDUCATION:
UCLA: Sept., 1970 to June, 1974.

Graduated "Summa Cum Laude" with a Bachelors in Science (Biochemistry).

MEDICAL SCHOOL: UCLA School of Medicine:  Sept., 1974 to June, 1978

MEDICAL DEGREE: UCLA School of Medicine- June 1978.

MEDICAL LICENSE: California- July 1, 1979.

POST GRADUATE MEDICAL EDUCATION:

1. Internship: Long Beach Veterans Administration Hospital:

July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979. Discipline: Internal Medicine.

2. Residency: Combined UCLA- Wadsworth VA Dermatology Training Program:

July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1982.

3. Chief Resident of the Dermatology Training Program:

July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982.

MEDICAL BOARDS:

1. Diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners: July 1979.

2. Diplomate of the American Board of Dermatology: October 1982.

HONORS AND AWARDS:

1. Phi Beta Kappa- June, 1974.

2. Regents Scholar 1972-1974.

3. Recipient of the National Science Foundation Research Grant:  1972 and 1973.

4. Recipient of the Syntex National Program for Dermatology Research Grant-1977.

5. UCLA Department of Medicine Certificate of Service  for serving 25 years in the Clinical  Professorship Series- July 2007.

MEDICAL SOCIETIES:
Dr. Hernandez is a member of the following medical societies:

1. American Medical Association

2. California Medical Association

3. Los Angeles County Medical Association

4. American Academy of Dermatology

5. The Los Angeles Metropolitan Dermatological Society

6. American Society of Laser Medcine and Surgery

EMPLOYMENT:

1. Private practice in the same office location: 3406 Whittier Blvd., L.A. ,Ca. 90023       1982-present.

2. Attending Physician at the Wadsworth Veterans Hospital Dermatology Clinic 1982-present.

 

Jamie Marie Cordoba

Certified Physician's Assistant

Our office is proud to announce that as of May, 2007, Physician Assistant, Jamie Marie Cordoba, will be working alongside Dr. Hernandez to be able to provide more efficient and timely care for all our patients. She has been personally trained by Dr. Hernandez with all the procedures and treatments used in this office, and is qualified to provide excellent care for your dermatological problems.

Mrs Cordoba graduated from the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine with a Masters of Physician Assistant Practice in 2005, and is certified by the state of California with a Physician Assistant License. She is fluent in Spanish and English. We're confident that Mrs. Cordoba will be a great asset to our practice and will enable us to provide better medical care for all our patients.