John Nichols, Jr., MD

Dr. Nichols is a highly trained Reproductive Endocrinologist who is part of the fertility specialist team at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology, a participating provider in the WINFertility Network.

Education and Certification
Dr. Nichols is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, where he obtained his Medical Degree in 1988. While at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Nichols was elected into the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society during his junior year of school and received the “Student Award for Excellence in Obstetrics and Gynecology” and the Merck Manual Award, given only to students in the top ten percent of the graduating calls.

Dr. Nichols went on to complete his residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and stayed on an additional year as a faculty member after his residency.

Dr. Nichols then completed a two-year fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. While in fellowship training, Dr. Nichols received the prestigious American Society of Reproductive Medicine/Mead Johnson Laboratories Research Fellowship in Reproductive Medicine Award for his work in estrogen expression in breast adipose tissue and its relationship to breast cancer.

Current Hospital Appointments
Dr. Nichols is affiliated with the following:
Greenville Hospital System
St. Francis Healthcare System
Spartanburg Regional Hospital System
Mary Black Memorial Hospital

Experience
After his fellowship, Dr. Nichols became an Assistant Professor at East Carolina University School of Medicine in Greenville, where he became Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technology program. While at ECU, Dr. Nichols was involved with the teaching of medical students and training residents at Pitt County Memorial Hospital.

In 1997, Dr. Nichols was recruited to Greenville Hospital Systems (GHS) in Greenville, South Carolina in the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility in the Department of OB/GYN. Dr. Nichols’ duties included a busy infertility practice, advanced laparoscopic and hysteroscopic surgeries, clinical research and teaching and training of both medical students and OB/GYN residents. Dr. Nichols served as the Co-Director of the Assisted Reproductive Technology and In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) program and Director of Resident Research Program at GHS’s Center For Women’s Medicine. Dr. Nichols’ interest in clinical research involved being a Principal Investigator for over 15 studies including new medications for the treatment of infertility, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), menopause, and new formulations of oral contraception pills, as well as surgical treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding with endometrial ablations.

Dr. Nichols was also one of the primary U.S. investigators for the Essure Procedure from Conceptus, a non-incisional, hysteroscopic tubal sterilization technique. He has been published with over 15 articles in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters, in addition to over 50 abstracts, presentations and lectures in his professional career. He is a noted expert in infertility, endometriosis, PCOS, pubertal abnormalities, reproductive endocrine disorders and menopause and in advanced surgical procedures.

Dr. Nichols left the Greenville Hospital System in January of 2003 to pursue a long-time goal of private practice and to offer an alternative practice of reproductive medicine in the Upstate area. Dr. Nichols and the staff at Piedmont Reproductive Endocrinology Group (PREG) are committed to delivering the most up-to-date and successful treatments for infertility, unparalleled compassion and caring and a deep dedication to help achieve the goal of a family.

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