Dr. Picerno takes the time to understand each patient’s unique conditions and pays strong attention to detail. Dr. Picerno is able to put her patients at ease, developing a sense of trust and reassuring them that she will choose the best care and treatment. She welcomes the opportunity to cooperate with patients’ other healthcare providers.

Areas of expertise:

  • Minimally invasive treatments and surgery for the head, face, and neck
  • Medical and surgical treatment of childhood ear problems
  • Medical and surgical treatment of nasal and sinus problems
  • Treatment of adult and pediatric throat, voice, tonsil, and adenoid problems
  • Treatment of thyroid and submandibular glands
  • Aesthetic surgery of the face and neck, including facelifts, brow lifts, and eye lifts
  • Otolaryngic Allergy
  • Nutritional and lifestyle contributions for good health

“Dr. Picernio is the greatest!! She is always prompt, thorough and her treatment regimen always works. The staff is extremely courteous and attentive.”

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  • Board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology
  • Board-certified by the American Board of Facial and Reconstructive Surgery
  • M.D. degree from Hahnemann University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA
      • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society


  • Surgery residency and internship at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, GA
  • Fellowship at the Beeson Aesthetic Surgery Institute in Carmel, IN

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery
  • American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery
  • American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy
  • American Medical Association
  • American Academy of Laser Surgery in Medicine
  • National Association of Professional Women


  • “Women of the Year” – American Biographical Institute 2006, 2009, 2012
  • “America’s Best Cosmetic Doctor” – Castle Connolly 2005 & 2006
  • “America’s Top Physicians” – Consumer Research Council of America 2004 & 2005
  • “Top Doctors 2018” by Castle Connolly
  • Real Self Verified Doctor
  • “Top Doctors 2023” by Castle Connolly
  • 5280 Top Doctor Recognitions

Life Outside of AOO/ENT specialists of the Rockies :

Dr. Picerno enjoys spending time with her three boys and her dogs. She and her husband own a local doggie daycare. She participates in the active Colorado lifestyle, including hiking, tennis, camping, and skiing. She also enjoys traveling and has a special appreciation of the fine arts and music. Dr. Picerno is actively involved in Girls, Inc.

AOO | ENT Specialist of the Rockies is a practice that has been serving the Denver area for over 40 years. This group of board-certified physicians has exceptional experience treating multi-generational families and meeting their needs in ENT services, sleep health, sinus and allergy treatment, hearing treatment, and facial plastic surgery. Our team includes ENT physicians, specialty-trained nurses, audiologists, and plastic surgeons. In addition to outstanding routine care, our team is available 24/7 for emergencies

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