Dr. Kokkino graduated from Northwestern University Medical School in Chicago in 1992 and completed a surgical internship at the University of Cincinnati Medical School. He completed a neurosurgical residency followed by chief residency at the University of Cincinnati-Mayfield Clinic program. During his residency, he completed an American Cancer Society fellowship in neurooncology. After his chief residency, Dr. Kokkino finished a clinical fellowship in surgical neurooncology. In 1999, he was an assistant professor in the department of neurosurgery at Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago, where he focused on treatment of brain tumors.

Dr. Kokkino joined Oregon Neurosurgery Specialists in 2000. While practicing all aspects of neurosurgery, he focuses on the treatment of brain and special tumors. Patients benefit from the latest technologic advances in surgical neurooncology, such as frameless image-guidance, intraoperative ultrasound, intracavitary chemotherapy, and interstitial brachytherapy.

Dr. Kokkino continues to develop minimally-invasive techniques in spinal surgery.