Mark D. Nichols, M.D.

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Special Interest:
Obstetrics and Gynecology
Accepting Patients:

"I support women to make the best health care decisions for themselves. My job is to provide information and support informed decision-making in health."


Dr. Nichols specializes in family planning, alternatives to hysterectomy, laparoscopic surgery and obstetrics. His research focuses on contraception and abortion and medical education. Dr. Nichols chose Obstetrics and Gynecology because it resonates with his values and goals and gives him the best opportunity to help women through challenging health issues. He especially enjoys caring for patients through their pregnancies, helping them have the optimal experience and outcome.

Originally from northern California, Dr. Nichols has lived in Portland, Oregon since 1979 when he became a resident at OHSU. He joined the faculty in 1983 and has stayed here since then. In his spare time, Dr. Nichols enjoys cycling, snowboarding, watching soccer and spending time with family and friends.


"I believe in viewing pregnancy as a natural condition to be supported, rather than an illness to be controlled."


  • Degree:
    M.D., University of California, Davis, Davis, CA, 1979
  • Residency:

    Obstetrics and Gynecology, Oregon Health and Sciences University, 1983

  • Fellowship:

    Obstetrics and Gynecology Research, University College, London, England, 1990

  • Certifications:

    American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1985
    Elected Fellow American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, 1986


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