Joseph A. Nicholas, M.D., M.P.H.

Joseph A. Nicholas, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

Dept of Medicine, Box 58
Highland Hospital

Appointment: (585) 275-URMC (8762)

  • Accepting New Patients Accepting New Patients
  • Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital Admits to Strong Memorial Hospital
  • Admits to Highland Hospital Admits to Highland Hospital
  • Primary Care Physician Primary Care Physician

Patient Care Bio

Dr. Nicholas is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Preventive Medicine. He is a geriatrician hospitalist and provides palliative care services to patients at Highland Hospital as part of the Highland Hospital Geriatrics Group. He also serves as Associate Medical Director at the Highlands at Brighton Transitional Care Facility.



Highland Hospital Geriatrics Group website
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/highland/departments-centers/geriatrics/highlandgg.aspx
The Highlands at Brighton website
http://www.urmc.rochester.edu/highlands-at-brighton/

Dr. Nicholas also serves as the lead Clinical Architect for the URMC electronic health record. His academic interests include co-management of geriatric surgical patients, medical cognition and decision making, and medical education.

Dr. Nicholas completed his medical degree at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and residencies in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Rochester and Preventive Medicine at the New York State Department of Health.

Current Appointments

Assistant Professor - Department of Medicine, Highland Hospital (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Preventive Medicine/Occupational Environmental Medicine - American Board of Preventitive Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

MD | Medicine | Univ Pittsburgh Sch Medicine1997
BA | Biological Science | Cornell University1992

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Preventive Medicine at New York State Department of Health07/01/2003 - 06/30/2005
Residency in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1998 - 06/30/2001
Internship in Internal Medicine/Pediatrics at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1997 - 06/30/1998