George Christopher Nomikos, MD Chief, Musculoskeletal Imaging Associate Professor of Radiology Georgetown University Died suddenly and unexpectedly March 5, 2011 He was 42 years old at his death
The only son of Constantine George Nomikos and the late Rosa May Boswell Nomikos, George was born on Christmas day, December 25, 1968, in Petersburg, VA. He spent his childhood in Richmond, VA. View slide
George attended The Collegiate High School where he was the Salutatorian speaker for his class. He graduated Washington and Lee University, Summa Cum Laude in 1991 with 3 majors: English, history, and chemistry. View slide
In 1995 George received his MD from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine. He did his radiology residency at UCSD, California.
From 2000-2001 George was a fellow in musculoskeletal radiology at the AFIP in Washington, DC. In 2001, George moved to NYC where he worked for 8 years as an Assistant Professor and Attending MSK Radiologist at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York.
George was the first radiologist to perform RF ablation for musculoskeletal tumors in NYC. Within 3 years of arriving at NYU, George performed more than 150 minimally invasive CT guided biopsies and radiofrequency procedures for msktumors.
George was a wonderful teacher . While at NYU he trained scores of MSK fellows and residents. The day before he died George came to NY to give board review to the NYU residents.
He co-authored 13 papers in musculoskeletal radiology. Widely respected for his knowledge of MSK radiology and his skills as a teacher, George Nomikos spoke at many national and international meetings.
In 2008 George’s mother had a stroke. For more than a year, George regularly flew to Virginia to be with his parents at the hospital and subsequently at the nursing home. His mother died on Christmas Eve 2010.
In 2009, George moved to Washington DC, primarily to be closer to his parents. He accepted the position of Chief of Musculoskeletal Imaging at Georgetown Hospital and the post of Associate Professor of Clinical Radiology.
George in Sardinia
The night before he died, George, Jodi Cohen, Jim Wittig and Zehava Rosenberg went out for dinner and dancing. George was very happy, discussing the possibility of moving up to NYC with his father. He died the next morning, of natural causes.
There were so many things we loved about George He was passionate about medicine and MSK radiology His quest for knowledge was insatiable He was curious and sparked curiosity in all that knew him But mostly he was a kind, gentle, loving, devoted son, friend and colleague He made the people around him feel special and loved
“George was a true physician, humbled by the difficulty of understanding disease. He had the highest ethical standards I have encountered in this field, and is an example to us all” Sandra Moore MD
George Nomikos’s death is a tremendous loss to those who knew him and to the world of MSK radiology We will miss him terribly – NYU MSK division