Our Hawaii Vein Doctors

The KVC team is organized in a small specialty practice setting. The physician component is performed by Dr. Soohyun Kim and Dr. Robert Kistner who bring years of experience in venous diagnosis and treatment and in research and education related to venous diseases. Soohyun Kim M.D. is well versed in the most advanced technology and minimally invasive venous techniques and brings years of experience in phlebology and dedication to helping people in improving their quality of life. Our business staff is experienced in the details of insurance and other administrative considerations for your venous problems.

Dr Soohyun Kim

Dr. Soohyun Kim

Medical Director & Board Certified Vascular Surgeon

Dr. Kim is an experienced board-certified vascular surgeon with her registry in vascular technology. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Barnard College, Columbia University in New York, NY and her medical degree from New York Medical College in Valhalla, NY. Upon receiving her M.D. in 2001, she completed her residency in General Surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, NY and went on to complete her vascular surgery fellowship from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in Newark, N.J. After getting board certified in general surgery and vascular surgery, she moved to Walnut Creek, CA, where she practiced as a vascular attending surgeon.

After about 5-6 years of practicing vascular surgery, she found her true passion to be in venous care and decided to focus her professional practice entirely to vein care. She has performed thousands of vein procedures. She is well versed in the most advanced technology and minimally invasive technique. She brings years of experience in phlebology and dedication to helping people in improving their quality of life.

Jennifer Tominaga

Jennifer Tominaga, RVT

Registered Vascular Technologist

Jennifer graduated from Seattle University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Diagnostic Ultrasound and a minor in Biology and has been a Registered Vascular Technologist since 2005. She started her career at the University of Washington Medical Center performing ultrasound exams for veins and arteries in a hospital and clinic setting. She then pursued a travel ultrasound position which eventually led her back to Seattle in 2009 to work at The Polyclinic. Along with performing a wide range of vascular exams, she worked closely with several vascular surgeons specializing in ultrasound guidance for venous ablations. Jennifer is a member of The Society for Vascular Ultrasound and was a participant and case presenter in the 2012 Northwest Vascular Technologists (NWVT) Conference which is an affiliate chapter of SVU. During her last two years at The Polyclinic, she served as the Lead Vascular Technologist, Clinical Instructor, and Technical Director overseeing lab adherence to the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission guidelines.

Born and raised in Hawaii, Jennifer returned to the Islands to join KVC at the beginning of 2018 bringing her years of technical experience. She enjoys being a part of the KVC team and appreciates the demonstration of excellence, compassion, and quality care for patients. She is dedicated to using ultrasound technology to assist in the detection of vascular diseases and performs guidance for venous treatments. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling, and working on creative art projects.

Mission Statement

To improve the diagnosis and care of acute and chronic venous disease in Hawaii through excellence in clinical management, education, and research of venous problems.


About Venous Disorders

The field of venous disease is not well understood by the public or even the medical profession in general. In the real world, vein problems are too often managed with less than expert attention. Developments in this field have been dramatic since the 1990’s and the modern management of venous problems has become one of the most dynamic fields of medical care. Ongoing research will continue to lead to better understanding of venous disease as better treatment evolves. This clinic emphasizes appropriate introduction of newly developing methods and active participation in education and research about vein problems.

The principles of patient care followed in this clinic are:

  1. Accuracy in the diagnosis of every case and this requires expert ultrasound imaging
  2. Injection treatment of spider veins-cosmetic and symptomatic
  3. Minimally invasive office treatment of varicose veins using thermal, chemical and surgical techniques.
  4. Diagnosis and management of the swollen leg
  5. Diagnosis and management of venous leg ulcers
  6. Diagnosis and management of new blood clots and late damage from old clots in leg veins

Care is provided by experienced specialists in venous disorders.

  1. Accent on patient comfort
  2. Accent on minimal downtime and early return to activity
  3. Accent on accurate diagnosis-non-invasive, pain-free, affordable
  4. Accent on appropriate treatment using minimally invasive treatment methods
  5. An attitude of practical research into new methods
  6. Education of the patient, the public, and the profession is practiced.