John W. Wiest, MD, FACS
Dr. Wiest is the founding physician of Pacific Vascular Specialists in Portland, where he has practiced for three decades. Dr. Wiest’s healing philosophy emphasizes care suited to the individual: close listening to the needs and concerns of the patient; educating patients and their families about all treatment options, including less-invasive procedures when appropriate; and utilization of the safest, most technologically advanced techniques for the best outcomes.
Dr. Wiest is certified by the American Board of Surgery in Vascular Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons. He received his medical degree from University of California at Los Angeles and completed residencies in General Surgery at UCLA and at University of Utah Medical Center. He completed a Vascular Surgery fellowship at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in 1985. He holds memberships in Portland area medical societies and has privileges at several hospitals within the metropolitan area.
Dr. Wiest enjoys fly-fishing, and exploring the Oregon coast with his family.
Richard Brad Cook, MD, FACS
Dr. Cook joined Pacific Vascular Specialists in 2011. He believes a patient is best served when a physician is committed to evidence-based practices, including mastery of the best available technology, delivered with attentiveness to the individual’s needs and choices.
Dr. Cook earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Oregon and his medical degree from the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. He completed his surgical residency at University of California at Los Angeles and a fellowship in vascular surgery at University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Dr. Cook is certified by the American Board of Surgery in General Surgery and in Vascular Surgery. Dr. Cook is Medical Director of the Non-Invasive Vascular Lab for the Providence Portland Service Area.
Dr. Cook and his family enjoy kayaking and hiking throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Erin Bolken, PA-C
Erin Bolken joined Pacific Vascular Specialists in 2008. Certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, she works to educate and involve patients in their care, encouraging them to take an active role in their health and healing. She sees patients in the office and in the hospital, before and after surgery, and assists in surgery as well.
Erin received her undergraduate degree from Montana State University and a Master of Science degree in Physician Assistant Studies from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon.
Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, getting outdoors to hike or camp, and enjoys local activities. Originally from the state of Montana, she loves to travel back there when she can, but also loves exploring the wonderful opportunities that Oregon has to offer. Erin and her husband moved to Portland in 2004 and spend much of their free time being entertained by their two little girls.