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Mark W. Nickels, M.D.

Mark W. Nickels, M.D.

Mental Health and Wellness

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About Me

Dr. Mark Nickels is the Director of the Psychiatry Residency program. His clinical work is in Transplant Psychiatry, having worked with the Liver, Kidney and Heart Transplant programs for over 20 years. He is the Director of Transplant Psychiatry. Dr. Nickels has a special interest in working at t...
Dr. Mark Nickels is the Director of the Psychiatry Residency program. His clinical work is in Transplant Psychiatry, having worked with the Liver, Kidney and Heart Transplant programs for over 20 years. He is the Director of Transplant Psychiatry. Dr. Nickels has a special interest in working at the interface between psychiatry and medicine/surgery. He has provided psychiatric consultation in general hospital settings, was a long-time consultant to the Strong Epilepsy Center, has worked extensively with primary care providers including in primary care settings, with bariatric surgeons, and with providers in the Cancer Center. He is also the Interim Director of the Inpatient Psychiatric Consultation-Liaison Services.
Dr. Nickels is board certified in Psychiatry and in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.

Certified Specialties

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

Faculty Appointments

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Department of Psychiatry, Crisis Services (SMD)

Credentials

Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Psychiatry, University of Rochester Medical Center. 1983 - 1986

Internship, Psychiatry, University of Rochester School of Medicine. 1982 - 1983

Education

MD | Medical College of Wisconsin. 1982

Awards

The Otto Thaler MD Memorial Resident Teaching Award. 2021

Interprofessional Paper Prize Award. 2017

The Otto Thaler MD Memorial Resident Teaching Award. 2014

Chief Resident. 1985 - 1986

Publications

Journal Articles

Arranging Inpatient Psychiatric Treatment for a Patient with a Left Ventricular Assist Device.

Choi JJ, Peters CJ, Nickels MW

Progress in transplantation : official publication, North American Transplant Coordinators Organization ... [et al.]. 2022 September 32 (3):248-251. Epub 06/10/2022.

"Addressing Stress and Burnout: Faculty and Trainees Connect with Creativity."

Ro G, Monte T; Nickels, MW.

Psychiatric News. 2022; .

The Rochester Relapse Risk Scale: Developing a Standardized Approach to Predicting Substance Relapse in Liver Transplant Candidates.

Leistman SC, Melaragno JI, Dokus MK, Martens JA, Salter MA, Hutchinson DJ, Hernandez-Alejandro R, Al-Judaib B, Nickels MW

Experimental and clinical transplantation : official journal of the Middle East Society for Organ Transplantation.. 2021 September 19 (9):919-927. Epub 1900 01 01.

The Clinical Conundrum of Cannabis: Current Practices and Recommendations for Transplant Clinicians: An Opinion of the Immunology/Transplantation PRN of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.

Melaragno JI, Bowman LJ, Park JM, Lourenco LM, Doligalski CT, Brady BL, Descourouez JL, Chandran MM, Nickels MW, Page RL

Transplantation.. 2021 February 1105 (2):291-299. Epub 1900 01 01.

Mental Health, COVID-19, and the Invisible Pandemic on the Horizon.

Oldham MA, Hitchins A, Nickels MW

Mayo Clinic proceedings.. 2021 February 96 (2):287-290. Epub 11/11/2020.

Management of Substance Use Disorders in a Patient With Left Ventricular Assist Device.

Choi J, Alexis J, Gosev I, Zimbrean P, Nickels M

Journal of the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry.. 2021 62 (6):568-576. Epub 08/13/2021.

A Psychosocial Evaluation Process for Living Liver Donors: The University of Rochester Model

Nickels, MW; Cullen, JP; Demme, RA; Vetter, M; Boulay, R; Betts, R; McKee, M; Orloff, M; Bozorgzadeh, A.

International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2011; .

Treating Depression: Psychiatric Consultation in Cardiology.

Nickels, MW, Privitera, MR, Coletta, M, Sullivan, P.

Cardiology Journal. 2009; 16(3): 279-293.

Polysubstance Abuse in Liver Transplant Patients and its Impact on Survival Outcome.

Nickels, MW, Jain, A, Sharma, R, Orloff, M, Tsoulfas, G, Bozorgzadeh, A.

Experimental and Clinical Transplantation. 2007; 2: 680-685.

The Impact of Sexual Abuse on Weight Loss in Gastric Bypass Patients.

Oppong, BA, Nickels, MW, Sax, HC.

Psychosomatics. 2006; 47(2): 108-111.

Predicting Success after Gastric Bypass Surgery: The Role of Psychosocial and Behavioral Factors.

Ray, EC, Nickels, MW, Sayeed, S, Sax, HC.

Surgery. 2003; 134(4): 555-563.

Common Psychiatric Problems in the Well Transplant Patient.

Nickels, MW.

Graft. 2001; 4: 290-298.

A Model for Psychiatric Services in Primary Care Settings.

Nickels, MW, McIntyre, JS.

Psychiatric Services. 1996; 45: 522-526.

Books

Manual of Heart Failure Management (2009)

Chapter: Psychological Considerations

Authors: Nickels, MW

Publisher: Springer, London 2009

The 10 Minute Diagnosis (2000)

Chapter: Confusion

Authors: Nickels, MW

Publisher: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins, Philadelphia 2000