Dr. Julio Cardona

Dr. Cardona’s long-standing tradition of treating all patients with compassion, kindness and understanding, while using expertise and knowledge, has made him one of the most sought after injury and accident experts in the Portland Metro area.

Dr. Julio Cardona was born in Barranquilla, Colombia and grew up in Los Angeles, CA. Since very young, his favorites sports are swimming, surfing and martial arts. He is a bicultural, fully bilingual English/Spanish chiropractor with over 15 years of experience specialized in auto accident and work injuries

Dr. Cardona did his undergraduate training at Loyola Marymount University graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He later attended Palmer College of Chiropractic, West, graduating in 2000. He was awarded the prestigious Clinical Excellence Award upon graduation. He is a graduate of The Spine Research Institute of San Diego.

His initial postgraduate training involved working at a multidisciplinary clinic with orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, physiatrist and pain management specialists. This allowed Dr. Cardona to develop a unique approach that is not common in the chiropractic profession. Dr. Cardona regularly consults and refers to other medical professionals on cases that require more than just conservative care.


Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

  • B.S. Degree-Biology, 1985

Palmer College of Chiropractic, West, San Jose, CA

  • D.C. Degree, 2000
  • Clinical Excellence Award


  • Spine Research Institute of San Diego, 2011 & 2013
  • Industrial Disability Evaluator, State of California
  • Certified, AMA Evaluation of Permanent Impairment, Fifth Edition, State of California
  • Qualified Medical Evaluator in the State of California, 2002 to 2005

Other Training

  • Whiplash Injury Biomechanics and Traumatology from the Spine Research Institute of San Diego
  • Diagnosing head trauma
  • Biomechanics for Motor Vehicle Accident impacts

Liliana López

Liliana López was born and grew up in the state of Jalisco in Mexico. She grew up studying and working in her family businesses and as a result became interested in small business development. Her hobbies are oil painting, working out, martial arts and communications. In 1996 she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Commerce from The University of Guadalajara.

In 2000, as a student seeking to learn and perfect the English language, she travelled to the United Stated for the first time. She’s been married to Doctor Cardona for over 9 years.
In August 2001, she obtained her educational equivalency for her Bachelor of Science in International Business Administration degree in the United States through The International Education Research Foundation (IERF).

In 2002 she obtained her certification as a Health Educator with the California Screening Brief Intervention and Referral Services and Treatment program (CASBIRT). Studied “TV Print” in John Casablanca school in San Diego, California and has a Chiropractic Assistant certificate in the State of Oregon.

She has managed Cardona Chiropractic Clinic for over eight years.

Her work experience includes the following:

  • Legal Assistant
  • Purchasing Supervisor
  • International Logistics
  • Health Educator
  • Office Management

Her education, in conjunction with her diverse work experience, has allowed her to obtain the best and most diverse skills in the management of an office, always with the objective of doing the best job, quickly, clearly and effectively.