Previous Tom Nolan Award

Recipients

   2018-19    Andrew Wallace, DO    2017-18    Alexa Burns, DO    2016-17    Eden Jones, MD    2015-16    Richard Kazibwe, MD    2014-15    Ryan Brown, MD
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Greater Greensboro

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Gorica Svalina, MD

Award Recipient 2019-2020:

Medical School: East Tennessee State University

Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University

Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee 

Dr. Svalina has also been voted by the faculty and

residents as this years’ Thomas B. Nolan

Outstanding Resident.  She certainly deserves it. 

Gorica rounded out our senior class perfectly.  She

has a ready smile and is very often seen laughing

and catching up with her co-residents.  She has

had the grace and aplomb to approach even the

most difficult situations with poise.  She also

served as one of our Chief Resident and did so

with empathy and understanding of her co-

residents.  Dr. Svalina will be moving back to

Johnson City to work as a hospitalist in the fall. 

Gorica Svalina, MD is the 2019-2020 Tom Nolan award winner

History:

Dr. Tom Nolan was the director of the cardio-

pulmonary laboratory at Moses Cone Memorial

Hospital from 1967 to 1978. A pioneer in the field

of cardiology, Dr. Nolan built the original cardiac

catheterization lab at Cone Hospital. His

contributions were the cornerstones for the open

heart sugery program in Greensboro. His work in

pediatric cardiology meant children in Greensboro

could get sophisticated cardiac care without

having to travel to distant cities with large

teaching hospitals. Dr. Nolan was a kind,

disarming man who is remembered for his

character as well as his medical skills. Read more

about Dr. Nolan in this article from the News &

Record.

Administration:

In honor of Dr. Tom Nolan, the Medical

Society/Alliance Endowment fund donates $1000

each year to an Internal Medicine Teaching

Resident at Cone Health. The Tom Nolan Award

nominees are submitted by staff members and a

new award winner is selected each year.

GGSM serves the Greensboro medical community

GGSM

Greater Greensboro

Society of Medicine

Gorica Svalina, MD

Award Recipient 2019-2020:

Medical School: East Tennessee State University

Undergraduate: East Tennessee State University

Hometown: Johnson City, Tennessee 

Dr. Svalina has also been voted by the faculty and residents as this years’ Thomas B. Nolan Outstanding

Resident.  She certainly deserves it.  Gorica rounded out our senior class perfectly.  She has a ready smile

and is very often seen laughing and catching up with her co-residents.  She has had the grace and aplomb to

approach even the most difficult situations with poise.  She also served as one of our Chief Resident and did

so with empathy and understanding of her co-residents.  Dr. Svalina will be moving back to Johnson City to

work as a hospitalist in the fall. 

Previous Tom Nolan

Award Recipients

   2018-19    Andrew Wallace, DO    2017-18    Alexa Burns, DO    2016-17    Eden Jones, MD    2015-16    Richard Kazibwe, MD    2014-15    Ryan Brown, MD
Gorica Svalina in this year's Tom Nolan Award winner

History:

Dr. Tom Nolan was the director of the cardio-pulmonary laboratory at Moses Cone Memorial Hospital from 1967 to

1978. A pioneer in the field of cardiology, Dr. Nolan built the original cardiac catheterization lab at Cone Hospital. His

contributions were the cornerstones for the open heart sugery program in Greensboro. His work in pediatric cardiology

meant children in Greensboro could get sophisticated cardiac care without having to travel to distant cities with large

teaching hospitals. Dr. Nolan was a kind, disarming man who is remembered for his character as well as his medical skills.

Read more about Dr. Nolan in this article from the News & Record.

Administration:

In honor of Dr. Tom Nolan, the Medical Society/Alliance Endowment fund donates $1000 each year to an Internal

Medicine Teaching Resident at Cone Health. The Tom Nolan Award nominees are submitted by staff members and a new

award winner is selected each year.

GGSM

Greater Greensboro

Society of Medicine