Marquis Top Doctors

Gebreselassie Nida, MD, FACE, DipABLM

Title: Physician
Company: Cone Health
Location: Greensboro, North Carolina, United States

Gebreselassie Nida, physician at Cone Health, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Doctors for dedication, achievements, and leadership in endocrinology, internal medicine, and lifestyle medicine.

As one of nine children for his parents in rural Ethiopia, Dr. Nida spent his childhood helping his subsistence-farming family raising cattle and sheep in an area still without electricity, running water, roads, or cars. Although his family faced many challenges, his father valued education and sent him to a local elementary school that was nearly an hour away on foot. He excelled as a student and attended middle school and high school even further hours away from his village with similar challenges. His high school was 5 hours one-way walking and running. He credits his teachers, his friends whom he shared rooms with, and many other kind strangers helping him survive the challenges away from home since age 12 in pursuit of education. Despite these humbling life challenges, he successfully graduated from high school with great distinction to allow him to receive a coveted 7-year full ride public scholarship to attend Addis Ababa University, from which he earned an MD degree in 1999.

After graduation, Dr. Nida combined his clinical expertise with an academic appointment as a clinician and lecturer in Pathology at the then Debub University in Ethiopia from 1999 to 2001. He later immigrated to the United States in 2001 along with his wife, Ethiopia Desta. He continued his academic efforts at Wayne State University and Detroit Medical Center in Detroit Michigan, completing an internship and residency in internal medicine; a fellowship in endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism between 2004 and 2009. After completion of his post-graduate studies, he found success as a distinguished clinician in endocrinology first at CaroMont Health of Gastonia, North Carolina and later at Tesfaye Fanta, MD, PLLC from 2009 to 2014.

Dr. Nida then joined the medical staff of Cone Health in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2014. He continued to contribute his expertise in the fields. A lifelong learner, he added a new specialty of Lifestyle Medicine in 2022 with a new board certification through American College of Lifestyle Medicine. An accomplished medical professional with a proven track record of success in the industry, Dr. Nida is world class in his expertise and especially passionate about preventing and reversing chronic diseases including type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, weight problems, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol among others. He runs a successful consultative endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism practice. His unique mix of expertise including lifestyle medicine allows him to practice medicine in a Collaborative Care Model to deliver whole person care to his patients working with his colleagues at Cone Health. His care extends between the vast Triad area of North Carolina and neighboring counties of Virginia.

With 25 years of experience to his credit, Dr. Nida has excelled as a consultant physician of endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism and recently Lifestyle Medicine at Cone Health. He holds certifications and accreditations from the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine, and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

Beyond his responsibilities within the field, Dr. Nida has participated in numerous endeavors outside of his professional circles. He held executive and leadership positions with the Rockingham County Diabetes Task Force, Annie Penn Hospital Foundation, and the Ethio-American Doctors Group among others. He holds the role of lead physician and founder of the Greensboro chapter of Walk with a Doc as one of his many philanthropic endeavors. This regular event offers free health education and walking programs in communities around the world led by local physicians.

In addition to his primary vocation, Dr. Nida remains driven to stay abreast of changes in the fields and is affiliated with various organizations in relation to his areas of expertise. He is a member of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the American Diabetes Association, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the North Carolina Medical Society, and the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinology.

An outdoors enthusiast, Dr. Nida enjoys long distance running as a hobby. Starting active life at age 39, he raced and completed 35 marathons so far including 6 Boston Marathon races, and 3 world major marathons with a personal best time of 2:47:09 at age 48.

Considering his impressive undertakings, Dr. Nida has accrued several accolades throughout his career. He holds high honors in all medical disciplines including internal medicine, OBGYN, surgery, and pediatrics at completion of medical school. Furthermore, he was recognized as among the top three students in all seven years of medical school. He was recently recognized by Marquis Who’s Who for his noteworthy accomplishments and won the Marquis Distinguished Worldwide Humanitarian Award (2024). He is also recently included in the Best in North Carolina as endocrinologist.

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