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Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Division of Cardiology
Director, Francis Owen Blood Research Laboratory

Areas of Interest

Basic and translational research in hemostasis and thrombosis utilizing models of hemophilia, von Willebrand disease, and atherosclerosis.


As an internationally recognized clinical investigator, Dr. Nichols’ current research focuses on improving treatments for patients with inherited bleeding disorders. His expertise in vascular biology research focuses on the role of von Willebrand factor in arterial thrombosis. Dr. Nichols also has an active hemostasis research program to develop new therapies for hemophilia A and hemophilia B, especially those complicated by inhibitory antibodies (anti-drug antibodies).

Dr. Nichols’ other special interests include coronary artery disease and thrombosis, cardiac catheterization, coronary angioplasty, and novel ultrasound imaging techniques.

Education and Training

Cardiolovascular Disease Fellowship: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Residency: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Medical School: Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,VA
Undergraduate: Stanford University, Stanford, CA