About Me

Dr. Kookootsedes received her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Southern California where she graduated with highest distinction. During her training at USC, Dr. Kookootsedes was nominated as a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha National Honor Society and also received the American Medical Women Association Achievement Award. She went on to complete her internal medicine residency and fellowship in rheumatology at UCLA. She feels fortunate to have trained at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, VA West Los Angeles Medical Center, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

Dr. Kookootsedes finished her training in 2000 and has practiced in both Los Angeles and Orange County. After spending the last few years as a UCLA Clinical Instructor teaching both medical students and fellows, she is excited to be back practicing in OC. She is dedicated to providing top-notch patient care, staying abreast of medical developments and furthering her medical knowledge.

San Clemente is home for Dr. Kookootsedes, where she lives with her husband and children. In her free time she enjoys running, Pilates, and playing at the beach. Dr. Kookootsedes is an avid reader and enjoys taking cooking classes with her husband. Outside of work, you may run into her on the San Clemente trail or having fun with her kids at Disneyland.  

Dr. Kookootsedes strives to practice by the principles echoed in the quote by William Osler, “The good physician treats the disease; the great physician treats the patient who has the disease.”



Provider Specialty

Internal Medicine, Rheumatology


Medical Education

University of Southern California

Residency - Internal Medicine

University of California, Los Angeles

Fellowship - Rheumatology

University of California, Los Angeles

Locations & Affiliations


OC Rheumatology

25401 Cabot Rd Suite 101

Laguna Hills, CA

Office: (949) 535-4001