An article containing the return of Tom Koracick to Grey’s Anatomy. Please keep reading.
Who is Tom Koracick?
Tom Koracick is an attending neurosurgeon at the Catherine Fox Foundation. He was Chief Medical Officer of the Foundation before being replaced by Richard Webber. He was Head of Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he trained Amelia Shepherd in the field
Dr. Tom Koracick, first played the role of Greg Germann in Season 14, Episode 3 of Grey’s Anatomy. The title “Go Big Or Go Home” not only told viewers what would unfold during that episode, but it was also an accurate description of Tom Koracick. We would later come to know him as a bit of a philanderer and egomaniac whose talent was very nearly surpassed by his penchant for sarcastic quips.
Is Tom Koracick coming back to ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ for good?
Germann’s final season on Grey’s saw Koracick make the move to Boston with Jackson to help run his family’s foundation, after successfully overcoming COVID-19 but being the odd man out in the love triangle between him, Teddy and Owen.
After his exit in May 2021, showrunner Krista Vernoff alluded to Germann’s potential return.
“Greg Germann is a comic genius and we are so lucky that he brought his talents to our show these last few years,” she said in a statement to ET at the time. “We will miss Greg terribly in the day to day — but we plan to see Tom Koracick again!”
According to TVLine, Tom Koracick will make his triumphant return during the Nov. 3 episode of Grey’s Anatomy alongside Jesse Williams, who plays Jackson Avery. Evidently Koracick “reaches out to Catherine (who is in Boston) regarding a personal matter.” This could be anything but perhaps Catherine’s talents as a world class urologist will be needed by Koracick. We hope he’s not sick again!
Why did Koracick leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’?
Speaking of not being well, like Meredith (Ellen Pompeo), Koracick contracted COVID-19 during most of Season 17. However, unlike Meredith, he did not spend the bulk of that time in a coma. This gave Koracick a front seat to the racially biased aspects of the healthcare system that were pushed into the light during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s safe to say that experience irrevocably changed the way Koracick wanted to approach medicine.