James H. Nichols, Ph.D.

Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing
4918D TVC
1301 Medical Center Drive

Evidence-Based Medicine, Information Management, Laboratory Automation, Point-of-Care Testing and Toxicology

James H. Nichols, Ph.D., DABCC, FAACC is a Professor of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology, Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry and Point-of-Care Testing, and Medical Director of Special Testing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, TN. Dr. Nichols received his B.A. in General Biology/Premedicine from Revelle College, University of California at San Diego. He went on to complete a Master’s and Doctorate in Biochemistry from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Jim was a fellow in the Postdoctoral Training Program in Clinical Chemistry at the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN. He is board certified in both Clinical Chemistry and Toxicological Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. Dr. Nichols spent several years as Associate Director of Clinical Chemistry, Director of Point-of-Care Testing, and an Associate Professor of Pathology at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. Jim later served as Medical Director of Clinical Chemistry for Baystate Health in Springfield, MA and was a Professor of Pathology at Tufts University School of Medicine. Dr. Nichols is currently the President-Elect for the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute (CLSI). Dr. Nichols’ research interests span evidence-based medicine, information management, laboratory automation, point-of-care testing and toxicology.


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