Title: Pediatrician, Lawyer, Clinical Professor
Company: University of California San Francisco
Location: Lafayette, California, United States
Robert Nolan, Pediatrician, Lawyer and Clinical Professor at the University of California San Francisco, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership as a medical and legal professional.
In preparation for his career, Dr. Nolan attended New York University, earning a Bachelor of Arts in 1948, and continued his academic pursuits at the Yale University Medical School, where he graduated with an MD in 1953. He served in the U.S. Navy, rising to the rank of a captain before his retirement, and in 1959, he began working as a pediatrician. Dr. Nolan continued pursuing his higher education, earning an MPH in 1961 and a JD in 1967 from the University of California Berkley. He has been admitted to practice law by the State of California, the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Military Appeals, the U.S. Supreme Court of California, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Dr. Nolan has worked as a lawyer since 1968, and since 1991, he has shared his knowledge as a clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco.
Dr. Nolan holds medical licenses in both New York and California, is a diplomate of the National Board of Medical Examiners of the United States and has been certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. Early in his career, he served California Children Services in the State Department of Health Services, acting as the regional medical director from 1978 to 1992, and as the medical director from 1993 to 2005. He has contributed to The New York Times and authored several books, including “Rural and Appalachian Health” in 1973 and “Up From Hester Street” in 2012. Dr. Nolan has been recognized with numerous awards throughout his life, including a Meritorious Service Medal from the U.S. Navy in 1970, a Resolution of Commendation for Civil Rights from the State of California Assembly in 1965 and a Civil Rights Award from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity in 1962. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Legal Medicine, the American Public Health Association and the National Foundation of Infantile Paralysis. In the coming years, Dr. Nolan will focus on passing legislation to improve children’s health and public health.
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