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Mark W. Nickels, M.D.

Organ Transplant, Psychiatry

Clinical Interests

Transplant Psychiatry

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-2421

Office: (585) 273-2421

Fax: (585) 276-0161

URMFGA member of the University of Rochester Medical Faculty Group

groupAn Accountable Health Partner

assignmentNot Accepting New Patients

Biography

Professional Background

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.

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

  • Psychosomatic Medicine - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry - American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Education

1978
BS | Univ Wisconsin-Madison
Biochemistry

1982
MD | The Medical College of Wisconsin
Medicine

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

7/1/1982 - 6/30/1983
Internship in Psychiatry at University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

7/1/1983 - 6/30/1986
Residency in Psychiatry at University of Rochester Medical Center

Awards

2014
The Otto Thaler MD Memorial Resident Teaching Award

1985 - 1986
Chief Resident
Sponsor: Department of Psychiatry
Location: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY

Publications

Journal Articles

2011
Nickels, MW; Cullen, JP; Demme, RA; Vetter, M; Boulay, R; Betts, R; McKee, M; Orloff, M; Bozorgzadeh, A. "A Psychosocial Evaluation Process for Living Liver Donors: The University of Rochester Model". International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine. 2011; .

2009
Nickels, MW, Privitera, MR, Coletta, M, Sullivan, P. "Treating Depression: Psychiatric Consultation in Cardiology." Cardiology Journal. 2009; 16(3): 279-293.

2007
Nickels, MW, Jain, A, Sharma, R, Orloff, M, Tsoulfas, G, Bozorgzadeh, A. "Polysubstance Abuse in Liver Transplant Patients and its Impact on Survival Outcome." Experimental and Clinical Transplantation. 2007; 2: 680-685.

Books & Chapters

2009
Chapter Title: Psychological Considerations
Book Title: Manual of Heart Failure Management
Author List: Nickels, MW
Edited By: Bisognano, JD, Baker, ML, Earley, MB
Published By: Springer2009 in London

2000
Chapter Title: Confusion
Book Title: The 10 Minute Diagnosis
Author List: Nickels, MW
Edited By: Taylor, RB
Published By: Lippincott Williams &Wilkins2000 in Philadelphia

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