Thomas Koracick is the head neurosurgeon from Johns Hopkins Hospital whom Amelia brought to Seattle to operate on her tumor.


Amelia's TumorEdit

After learning she had a large brain tumor, Amelia called Tom, her former mentor, to come to Seattle to operate on her. After he arrived, he agreed to operate and also made it clear that Amelia wouldn't be allowed to treat patients until he cleared her, as the tumor was affecting her judgment. ("Go Big or Go Home")

Amelia's surgery went smoothly and a few days afterward, Koracick cleared Amelia to go home. ("Ain't That a Kick in the Head")

Harmony VasquezEdit

When Amelia attempted surgery on her first day back, she asked Tom to scrub in, unsure she could handle it herself. He scrubbed in, but she was able to remove the tumor easily without his help. After the surgery, he admitted he'd hoped she'd fail because that would mean she's not better than him anymore. After their shared success, they had sex in an on-call room. ("Come on Down to My Boat, Baby")



Catherine AveryEdit

He has a romantic history with Catherine Avery. They flirted a little bit when they ran into each other again at the hospital and she invited him to return for lectures in the future. ("Ain't That a Kick in the Head")


Amelia ShepherdEdit

As her mentor, Amelia has professional respect for him, though she acknowledges and loathes his arrogance. He likes to take credit for her surgical skills. After her tumor was removed, he stayed to cover her service until she was cleared to return. However, she stopped him from leaving and asked him to join her on her first case back as she needed some hand holding.

After they operated together, he had sex with her after he told her she was a better surgeon than him. He later claimed he only said that to get her to sleep with him, though she didn't buy that. She also told him she dislikes him intensely. ("Come on Down to My Boat, Baby")


Dr. Koracick is the head neurosurgeon at Johns Hopkins Hospital. He trained Amelia Shepherd.

He helped to cover her service at Grey Sloan Memorial Hospital while they planned to remove her tumor and stayed to do so until she was cleared to return to work.

Notes and TriviaEdit

  • He plays music and sings along while operating.[1]



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