Curriculum Vitae

George R. Nichols, II, M.D.

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Home Address 739 Middle Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40206
Business Address Commonwealth Medical Legal Services, Inc.
Brownsboro Office Park
6013 Brownsboro Park Blvd., Suite D
Louisville, KY  40207
(502)899-9837 or 899-9838
(502)899-9840 FAX
E-mail: REAPERGRN@AOL.COM
Date and Place of Birth November 22, 1946
Louisville, Kentucky
Marital Status Married – Janell Seeger, M.D.
Children: Ian, Dillon and Jordan
Education

    1964-1968

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Degree: B.A. – American History
    1968-1972 University of Louisville
Degree: M.D.
School of Medicine
Residency

    1972-1976

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of Louisville
Affiliated Hospitals
Louisville, Kentucky
Fellowship

    1976-1977

Forensic Pathology
Institute of Forensic Medicine
Toxicology and Criminalistics
Cincinnati, Ohio
Certification

    1977

    1978

 

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

American Board of Pathology, Forensic Pathology

Licensure

    1973

 

Kentucky # 16801

    1976 Ohio # 39388
    1987 Indiana # 01036519 (Lapsed as of 06/30/03)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

    1974-1976 Pathology Instructor (Teaching Resident)
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1977-1978 Instructor
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1978-1983 Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1979-1985 Associate Member
Department of Toxicology & Pharmacology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1981-1982 Instructor
National College of District Attorney
Houston, Texas
    1983-1991 Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1981-1997 Section Chief, Forensic Pathology
and Director of Forensic Pathology Training
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1997-Aug 1, 2002 Director, Clinical Forensic Medicine
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

 
    1991- 2016 Clinical Professor
Section of Forensic Pathology
and Clinical Forensic Medicine
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1996-June 30, 2013 Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

Non-Academic Appointments

 

 

    1974 Fellow, American Cancer Society
    1975-1976 Chief Resident
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine
    1976-1977 Deputy Coroner
Hamilton County, Ohio
    1977-1997 Chief Medical Examiner
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Retired September 1, 1997
    1977-2005 Medical Director of Laboratories
  International Clinical Laboratories
  Smith Kline Clinical Laboratories
  Smith Kline Beecham Clinical Laboratories
  Quest Diagnostics
    1983-2006 President and Medical Director
Laboratory Physicians, Inc.
2307 Greene Way Circle
Louisville, Kentucky 40220
(502) 491-3484
    Sept. 1997-Dec 31, 1997 Consulting Forensic Pathologist
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Louisville, Kentucky
    1997-Present President
Commonwealth Medical Legal Services, Inc.
Brownsboro Office Park
6013 Brownsboro Park Blvd., Suite D
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 899-9837
    1998-2004 Medical Consultant
Attorney General
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Unit
    1999-2005 Consultant in Laboratory Medicine
AdminaStar of Kentucky
(Medicare carrier)
9001 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY  40223
Memberships  

 

    1972-1976 House Staff Association
University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals
President, 1974-75
    1974-1975 Board of Governors
Louisville General Hospital
    1974-Present Jefferson County Medical Society
    1974-Present Kentucky Medical Association
Board of Delegates – 1975-79
Committee on Community and Rural Health – 1984-86
    1976-Present American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Fellow – 1980
    1976-Present National Association of Medical Examiner
Board of Directors 1982-1992, 1994-1995
    1977-Present Kentucky Society of Pathologists
President – 1983
    1977-Present American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Fellow – 1991
    1983-1988 Board of Directors
Kentucky Alliance for Exploited and Missing Children
    1983-Present American Association of Clinical Anatomists
    1984-1985 Commission Member, Kentucky State Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board
    1987-1995 and 1998-Present Board of Directors
Children First
Louisville, Kentucky
    1990-Present College of American Pathologists – Fellow 1990
    1991-Present Association for Advancement of Automotive Medicine
    1996-2003 Jefferson County Task Force to Prevent Domestic Violence
Chairman, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee
AWARDS  

 

    1977 Outstanding Accomplishment in Medical-Legal Issues Louisville Bar Association
    1987 and 1991 Kentucky Attorney General’s Certificate of Merit
    1990 Individual Achievement Award, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates
    1993 Outstanding Victim Advocacy, Kentucky Victim’s Coalition
    1993 Protect A Life Award, Office of Kentucky State Fire Marshall
    1995 Silver "Telly" Award, Educational Video Foundation
    1995 Vision Award, International Association of Forensic Nurses
    1996 Certificate of Appreciation, Kentucky Coalition Against Rape and Sexual Assault
    1996 Distinguished Alumnus Award, Alumni Association, School of Medicine, University of Louisville
    1997 "The Wolf Award", in recognition of outstanding service in the Coroner/Medical Examiner program
Coroner’s Association of Kentucky
    1997 Ambassador for the Visually Impaired award presented by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, Inc., the University of Louisville Ophthalmology & Visual Science and University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank
    1997 Clinical Forensic Medicine Leadership Award
Presented at the Fourth Annual Postgraduate Clinical Forensic Medicine Conference
Louisville, Kentucky
    1998 Outstanding Crime Victim Advocacy
Presented by the Kentucky Victim’s Coalition (KVC)
    1998 1998 R. Dietz Wolfe Medical Educator Award
Presented by the Louisville Consortium for Medical Education
Hospital Appointments  

 

    1977-1983 Staff Pathologist
Louisville General Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
    1983-2008 Staff Pathologist
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
    1993-1995 Consultant in Pediatric Pathology
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
    1986-1992 Director of Autopsy Service
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
    1988-1995 Consultant in Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
    1995-2007 Active Staff
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
    2008-2013 Emeritus Staff
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
    2008-2009 Courtesy Staff
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky
HONORS
    1992 Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society
FIELD OF SPECIFIC INTEREST

Mass Fatality Management, Hospital Associated Disorders, Medical Device Related Morbidity and Mortality, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Occupational Disorders, Clinical Forensic Medicine. Medical Negligence, Causation Determination.

SPEECHES AND INVITED LECTURESHIPS
Too numerous to list
RESEARCH
Living Forensic Pathology Program, Grant No. 5601-N15A - 02/95
Practice Application of Infrared Videography in Victims of Violent Crime, UHSC#117-94, 1994, $200,143
Infrared Videography Grant #5210-N15A-1/95, 1995, $179,125
PUBLICATIONS
Tobin GR, Schustermann M, Peterson GH, and Nichols GR; "Intramuscular neurovascular anatomy of the latissimus dorsi muscle: The basis for splitting the flap." Surgical Forum, 31, (1980)
Alberhasky M, Nichols GR; "Fatal Hemorrhage From Minor Trauma Following Massive Salicylate Ingestion" American J of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol 5, (1984)
Weems C, Olson Wm, and Nichols GR; "Risk Factors for Death During a Heat Wave", J of the Kentucky Medical Association, Vol. 83, Number 9, (1985)
Nichols GR, Whitesel JL, ,Hahn W, and Barrows GH; "Evaluation of a Routine Automated Alcohol Dehydrogenase Method", American J Clinical Pathology, Vol 86, No. 3 (1986)
Beers GJ, Nichols GR, and Willing SJ; "CT Demonstration of Fat Embolism-Associated Hemorrhage in the Anterior Commisure", American J of Neuroradiology, Vol 9, No 1 (1988)
Smock WS, Fuller PM, Huellcle DF and Nichols GR, "Basilar Skull Fractures Without Cranial Vault Impacts". Proceedings of the Thirty-Second STAPP Car Crash Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (1988)
Nichols GR, Davis GJ and Lefkowitz JB; "Sudden Death Due to Fibromuscular Dysplasia of the Sinoatrial Nodal Artery". J of the Kentucky Medical Association, Vol 87 (1989
Smock WS, Nichols GR, Fuller PM and Weakley-Jones BA; "The Forensic Pathologist and the Determination of Driver vs. Passenger in Motor Vehicle Collisions". American J of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol 10, (1989)
Nichols GR, Davis GJ, and Corey TS; "In the Shadow of The Baron: Sudden Death Due to Munchausen Syndrome:, American J of Emergency Medicine, Vol 8 (1990)
Nichols GR, Corey TS, and Davis GJ; "Case Report: Nonfracture Associated Fatal Fat Embolism in a Case of Child Abuse", J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 35 (1990)
Farrow JR, Davis GJ, Roy TM, McCloud LC, and Nichols GR; "Fetal Death Due to Nonlethal Maternal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning", J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 35 (1990)
Nichols GR, Davis GJ, Corrigan CA, and Ransdell JS; "Death Associated with Abuse of a designer Drug", J of the Kentucky Medical Association, Vol 88 (1990)
Davis GJ, McCloud LC, Nichols GR, "Cerebral Tissue Pulmonary Embolization Due to Head Trauma", J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 36, (1991)
Corey TS, Nichols GR, Weakley-Jones B., Theuer HH. Unnatural deaths in nursing
home patients. J for Sci 37(1):222-227. Jan 1992
Nichols GR, and Davis GJ; "Body Packing With a Twist: Death of a Salesman", American J of Forensic Medicine and Pathology Vol 13, (1992)
Nichols GR, Davis J, Parolla AJ; "Dirty Diving: Sudden Death of a Scuba Diver in a Water Treatment Facility". American J Forensic Med Pathol. 1992
Corey TS, McCloud LC, Nichols GR, and Buchino JJ; "Infant Death Due to Unintentioned Injury; American J of Diseases of Children, Vol 146 (1992)
Smock WS, Nichols GR, and Fuller PM, "Development and Implementation of the First Clinical Forensic Training Program, J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 38 (1993)
Handy TC, Nichols GR, Buchino JJ. A pediatric forensic medicine program. In Dimmick JE, Singer DB (eds): Forensic Aspects in Pathology. Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology. Basel, Karer. Vol 19:87-95, 1995
Handy TC, Nichols GR, Smock WS. Repeat visitors to a pediatric forensic medicine program. J for Sci 41(5): 841-844. September 1996
Mudd KL, Hunt A, Matherly RC, Goldsmith LJ, Campbell FR, Nichols GR, Rink RD; "Analysis of Pulmonary Fat Embolism in Blunt Force Fatalities", J of Trauma, Vol. 48, Number 4, (2000)

Beers GJ, Raque GH, Wagner GG, Shields CB, Nichols GR 2nd, Johnson JR, Meyer JE.  “MR Imaging in Acute Cervical Spine Trauma”, Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pg 755-761, 1988

Bernstein M, Nichols GR, and Blair J; The Use of Black and White Infrared Photography for Recording Blunt Force Injury; Clinical Anatomy, 2012
BOOK CHAPTERS
Nichols GR. Investigation of Church Bus Collision with Fire and Mass Fatalities. Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Forensic Aspects of Mass Disaster and Crime Scene Reconstruction. U.S. Government Printing House, 1990.
Handy TC, Nichols GR, and Buchino JJ; A Pediatric Medicine Program in Dimmeck JE, Singer DB (eds): Forensic Aspects in Pathology. Perspect Pediatric Pathology. Basel, Derger, 1995

  

 

 

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