Dr. Mark Nickels is Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and is the Director of Transplant Psychiatry. His practice is focused on providing clinical consultation to patients involved in the University of Rochester Medical Center Heart Failure and Transplantation program and the Liver and Kidney Transplant programs. He has worked with those programs for over 15 years. 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, and was a long-time consultant to the Strong Epilepsy Center.
He has worked extensively with primary care providers, including in primary care settings, with bariatric surgeons, and with providers in the Cancer Center. He is board certified in psychiatry and in psychosomatic medicine. He received his medical degree from the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, WI and completed his residency at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in psychiatry.