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Language(s) Spoken

English; Spanish

Joined Kelsey-Seybold

August 2006

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​​​​​​Professional Background 

Dr. Nolla earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine in 2000. He completed his Orthopedic Surgery residency at Baylor College of Medicine in 2005. After his residency, he moved to Massachusetts to complete a Hand Surgery fellowship at the Massachusetts General Hospital at Harvard Medical School.

Hobbies and Interests

When Dr. Nolla is not caring for his patients, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters, jogging and cycling.​​

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Awards & Recognitions


Dr. Nolla has contributed to the following publications: 
  • Ilahi OA, Nolla JM, Ho DM. Intra-tunnel fixation versus extra-tunnel fixation of hamstring anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction: a meta-analysis. J Knee Surg. 2009 Apr;22(2):120-9.
  • Nolla J, Ring D, Lozano-Calderon S, Jupiter JB. Interposition arthroplasty of the elbow with hinged external fixation for post-traumatic arthritis. Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery, 2008 May-Jun;17(3):459-64.
  • Collins ED, Nolla J. Spider plate fixation: No significant improvement in limited wrist arthrodesis. Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2008 Jun;12(2):94-9.
  • M, Mudgal C; ‘’Wrist Osteoarthritis’’ in Essentials of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Musculoskeletal Disorders, Pain, and Rehabilitation, 2/e, eds. Frontera WR, Silver JK and Rizzo TD. Saunders, 2008.
  • Nolla JM, Jupiter JB: “Limited Approach ORIF of Distal Radius Fractures: in Atlas of Minimally Invasive Hand & Wrist Surgery, eds. Capo JT and Tan V. Informa Healthcare, USA, Inc., NY 2007.
  • Nolla JM, Jupiter JB: “Balloon Re​duction and Grafting of Distal Radius Fractures” in Atlas of Minimally Invasive Hand & Wrist Surgery, eds. Capo JT and Tan V. Informa Healthcare, USA, Inc., NY, 2007.
  • Gabel GT, Nolla JM: “Tennis Elbow” in Hand Surgery eds. Berger, RA and Weiss, APC. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2004.