Dr. Michael Coccia, M.D., F.A.C.S

I grew up in Ohio and love its cold winters, its sports teams and The Ohio State University, where I earned my medical degree after graduation from Kent State University.

Becoming a doctor was a goal I set as a young boy when a close family member suffered a serious illness. As a medical student I was motivated to learn all that I could about providing the best possible health care options for my future patients.

In my practice, it is my desire to offer competent and compassionate care and to recognize that surgery is often a life-changing event for the people I treat. It’s important for me to answer their questions and calm their concerns. Hearing from them on many occasions that I have helped make their experience less stressful is meaningful to me.

I am grateful to my family and friends who support me in meeting the demands of my practice and appreciate the relationships that I have developed with other health care professionals.


  • 1981 B.S. - Chemistry, Kent State,  Kent Ohio, Summa cum laude

  • 1984 M.D. - The Ohio State University, Columbus Ohio, Cum laude


  • 1984-1985 Case Western Reserve, Internal Medicine

  • 1985-1986 University of California Irvine Medical Center, Surgery


  • 1986-1990 University of California Irvine Medical Center, Surgery

Award and Honors

  • 1983-1984 Alpha Omega Alpha - President

  • 1981 Phi Beta Kappa, Kent State University


  • 1983-1985 Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners

  • 1987 California

  • 1991 Ohio

Medical Societies

  • 1994 Fellow of the American College of Surgeons

  • 1990 Orange County Medical Association

  • 1990 Orange County Surgical Society

Board Certification

  • 2000 Recertification - American Board of Surgery

  • 1991 American Board of Surgery