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Brief Biography

Dr. Ikossi completed her MD, with distinction, at The George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, DC in 2001 and moved to the Bay Area to begin her surgical training at Stanford.  After completing internship and junior residency, she was awarded a position on the NIH/NRSA Trauma Training Grant at the University of California, San Francisco where she did 2 years of intensive research on topics ranging from resuscitation of the critically injured patient, to deep venous thrombosis, to trauma in pregnancy.  This research lead to several peer reviewed publications and national presentations. Dr Ikossi also served as an instructor for Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS) for several years thereafter.  


Dr. Ikossi then completed her General Surgery Residency at Stanford, serving as the inaugural “Education Chief Resident” in 2008.  She remained at Stanford for an additional year of fellowship training in Minimally Invasive Surgery and also served as a Staff Surgeon at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Palo Alto, CA. This experience was invaluable to her training as a surgeon and her experience as a physician. She is licensed by the Medical Board of California and is Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery.  Dr. Ikossi is also a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. 

Since completing her training, Dr. Ikossi has been practicing in San Jose and Los Gatos, CA, at Good Samaritan Hospital, O'Connor Hospital, El Camino Hospital in Los Gatos, as well as local surgery centers.  

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