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Kathleen Polo, MD

Kathy Polo, MD now joins Dr. Judith Rubin, bringing her expertise to Nouveau MedSpas, desiring to help persons find their best health and well-being.

Kathy Polo, MDKathleen Polo, MD has over thirty years of experience combining traditional neurology with alternative and aesthetic medicine. Initially trained in Neurology, Dr Polo performed some of the early research on the use of Botox for Neurologic problems.

Over the course of her career, she has utilized Botox widely, both medically and cosmetically. She pioneered a medical spa in Colorado Springs in 1998, building on her skills with Botox, and adding fillers, laser hair removal, skin rejuvenation, and vascular treatments. After ten years, she moved to the Washington DC area to join her husband, who was still in the Army. She worked with a local medical spa and added skills in weight management and laser liposuction to her armamentarium. Three years later, they were relocated to Tacoma, WA, where she decided to return to the practice of traditional Neurology.

Due to her passion for treatment with Botox, she became the primary specialist in the treatment of Chronic Migraine. Treatments were centered around medication management, Botox, local nerve blocks, and, later treatment with the new monoclonal antibodies which were FDA-approved in 2018. She now joins Dr. Rubin, bringing her expertise to Nouveau MedSpas, desiring to help persons find their best health and well-being.

Kathleen Polo, MD Professional Experience

General Neurology, Multicare Health Systems, Tacoma, WA 2012-2020
Laser Liposuction Surgeon, Reveal MedSpa, Vienna, VA 2008-2011
Medical Director/Owner, New Look Clinic, Colorado Springs, CO 1998-2008
Chief of Neurology, Ft Carson Army Hospital, Colorado Springs, CO 1993-1998
General Medical Officer, USArmy, Hanau, Germany 1987-1989


Neurology Residency, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington DC 1989-1993
Psychiatry Internship, Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI 1986-1987
Doctor of Medicine, USUHS, Bethesda, MD 1982-1986
BS, Pacific Lutheran University, Tacoma, WA 1978-1982


Nimodipine in Movement Disorders, B Jabbari and K Polo. XVth World Congress of Neurology, Sep 993 (Poster Presentation)
Serial Electroencephalograms in Patient with Malignant Gliomas Treated with Poly-ICLC-A, Preliminary Report. K Polo, B Jabbari, and A Salazar. American Electroencephalographic Society Annual Meeting. Oct 1993 (Poster Presentation)
Botulinum Toxin-A improves the Rigidity of Progressive Supranuclear Palsy. K Polo and B Jabbari. Annals of Neurolo 1994; 3:237-239
Effectiveness of Botulinum Toxin-A Against Painful Limb Myoclonus of Spinal Cord Origin. K Polo and B Jabbari. Movement Disorders 1994; 9:233-235


Diplomat, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology General Neurology, 1994 Recertified, 2005, 2015
Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1987
Medical Licensure, Washington #MD60221607

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