“Dr. Nolan has been with Mission Hospital for more than two decades and during this time he has held a number of leadership positions,” said Chief Operating Officer Markie Cowley.
“Interestingly enough, Dr. Nolan was educated by the Sisters of St. Joseph throughout his primary grades, and Loyola Marymount University, so he is well-versed in Catholic tradition, making him an astute co-minister of our hospital. He is quiet, insightful and well-respected by his colleagues as well as hospital staff. His approach and style in situations is to be inclusive, respectful and to listen to others. I look forward to working with him and know he will be a great partner and will represent Mission well in all venues.”
“I have had the great good fortune of seeing Mission Hospital grow from a small community hospital to a major medical center and I take pride in knowing that as chief of staff, I can continue to make a difference, always seeking ways to change good to better and better to best,” Nolan said.
Nolan joins three other elected officers of the medical staff, Chief of Staff-Elect Farzad Massoudi, Secretary-Treasurer Rudy Marquez, and 2009 Chief of Staff Richard Kozak.
The executive committee oversees the quality of medical care provided in the hospital, resolves issues related to medical care or its medical staff members, and works with hospital administration and the Board of Trustees to fulfill the hospital’s obligations to its patients.
Nolan is a diplomat of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons.
He is an active member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, the California Plastic Surgery Society, the American Medical Assn., the California Medical Assn., the Orange County Medical Assn. and the Orange County Society of Plastic Surgeons.
He received his doctorate of medicine in 1977 at Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston and completed his residency at UCLA and the University of Florida.