Dr. Polly Kokinos was born in New York City and stayed there until she graduated medical school . She moved to San Francisco to train at world famous UCSF in general surgery. During her residency, she returned to New York to train in molecular carcinogenesis research and published several articles on breast and thyroid cancer pathogenesis.
During her last year in San Francisco, a nurse from the hospital introduced her to a high school friend at a Greek Church Festival. She was married to Michael Kokinos the following year. She spent that year working at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in San Francisco as a Clinical Instructor and Attending Surgeon for UCSF. They then moved to Saint Louis to pursue a nationally acclaimed vascular fellowship at Washington University.
Dr. Kokinos was recruited back to San Jose to work as the sole vascular surgeon for a large medical group. After the birth of her daughters she went into private practice and completed further training in endovascular treatments of arterial and venous disease, including the use of stents grafts for aneurysms,balloons and stents for arterial blockages, and endovenous radiofrequency to treat superficial venous disease. Dr. Kokinos joined the staff at Kaiser Santa Clara in 2000 as an attending vascular surgeon and Clinical Instructor at Stanford University. She is involved in teaching surgical residents from Stanford both at conferences and in the operating room. She has been vital in the development of the vascular surgery division there as one of Kaiser’s most highly regarded in Northern California.
Dr. Kokinos is dedicated to excellence in the care of patients with arterial and venous problems. She is honored by the opportunity to help you walk or stand without pain, avoid the devastation of a stroke, remove the fear of bleeding from an aneurysm, or helping heal an open wound. Please feel free to address with her any issues that may be of concern to you.