Larry Nichols holds an M.D. degree from the University of Wisconsin and an M.A. degree in philosophy (ethics and epistemology). He did a Research Fellowship in infectious diseases at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals, an Internship in internal medicine at the New England Deaconess Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and a residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the same institution. He did autopsies of AIDS patients from all of Los Angeles County at the Los Angeles County/University of Southern California Medical Center in the early years of the epidemic. Dr. Nichols is an Associate Professor of pathology and medicine at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Since 1992, Dr. Nichols has been the Chief of the autopsy service of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center-Presbyterian, which is a regional autopsy center. He teaches basic pathology and cardiac pathology in the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Nichols' areas of expertise are in the use of autopsy findings for the improvement of patient safety (quality improvement), the causes of sudden unexpected death in hospital patients, aspects of cardiac pathology, and the pathology of infectious diseases.
Biography Updated on 10 March 2011