Dr. Nichols received his medical degree from UT Southwestern Medical School in 2012, after which he completed residency in general pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2015. He then returned to UT Southwestern where he completed his fellowship in pediatric critical care medicine in 2018 and now serves as an assistant professor in the general pediatric ICU. At this time, he is continuing his research from fellowship examining neutrophil-based inflammation and the development of diabetic ketoacidosis in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Dr. Nichols also is involved with a multitude of projects using simulation-based education to improve resuscitation medicine for multi-professional learners including nurses, respiratory therapists, medical students, general pediatrics residents, advanced practice providers, and pediatric critical care fellows. He hopes to use simulation to improve communication and interpersonal relationships amongst multi-professional learners as well as use this education to ultimately improve patient outcomes.

Education & Training
  • Medical School - UT Southwestern Medical School (2008-2012)
  • Residency - Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2012-2015), Pediatrics
  • Fellowship - UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center (2015-2018), Pediatric Critical Care Medicine
Professional Associations & Affiliations
  • Society for Leukocyte Biology (2017)
  • Society for Pediatric Research, Junior Section (2017)
  • Society for Critical Care Medicine (2015)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (2012)
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics (2015)
Honors & Awards
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society Member 2011
  • Eli Lilly - Lilly Diabetes Journey Award - 25 years 2015
  • Senior Fellow Research Award, UT Southwestern, Department of Pediatrics 2018
  • Texas Lion's Camp 10-Year Service Award 2018
  • Co-chief Fellow, UT Southwestern Critical Care Fellowship Program 2017
  • Texas Lion's Camp 5-Year Service Award 2012
Books & Publications
  • Improvement of resuscitation education
  • Neutrophil-based inflammation and development of diabetic ketoacidosis
  • Simulation-based education for multi-professional learners