Vice Chair for Education

Office: 538 930 Madison Building
Tel: (901) 448-2386


  • M.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison


  1. Nichols, L, Saunders, R, Knollmann, FD. Causes of death of patients with lung cancer. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 136 (12), 1552-7, 2012.
  2. Murken, DR, Ding, M, Branstetter, BF, Nichols, L. Autopsy as a quality control measure for radiology, and vice versa. AJR Am J Roentgenol, 199 (2), 394-401, 2012.
  3. Monaco, SE, Monaghan, SA, Stamm, JA, Khalbuss, WE, Nichols, L, Pantanowitz, L. Toxoplasmosis in a post-transplant bronchoalveolar lavage: A case report. Diagn Cytopathol, 40 (7), 629-34, 2012.
  4. Nichols, L, Chew, B. Causes of sudden unexpected death of adult hospital patients. J Hosp Med, 7 (9), 706-8, 2012.
  5. Griffith, CC, Raval, JS, Nichols, L. Intravascular Talcosis due to Intravenous Drug Use Is an Underrecognized Cause of Pulmonary Hypertension. Pulm Med, 2012, 617531, 2011.
  6. Navina, S, Acharya, C, DeLany, JP, Orlichenko, LS, Baty, CJ, Shiva, SS, Durgampudi, C, Karlsson, JM, Lee, K, Bae, KT, Furlan, A, Behari, J, Liu, S, McHale, T, Nichols, L, Papachristou, GI, Yadav, D, Singh, VP. Lipotoxicity causes multisystem organ failure and exacerbates acute pancreatitis in obesity. Sci Transl Med, 3 (107), 107ra110, 2011.
  7. Buffington, CW, Nichols, L, Moran, PL, Blix, EU. Direct connections between the spinal epidural space and the venous circulation in humans. Reg Anesth Pain Med, 36 (2), 134-9, 2011.
  8. Smith, MA, Roy, S, Nestler, R, Augustine, B, Miller, D, Parwani, A, Nichols, L. University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Remains Tracker: A novel application for tracking decedents and improving the autopsy workflow. J Pathol Inform, 2, 30, 2011.
  9. Nichols, L, Ocque, RZ, Daly, I. Zygomycosis Associated with HIV Infection and Liver Transplantation. Patholog Res Int, 2011, 545981, 2010.
  10. Lagana, SM, Parwani, AV, Nichols, LC. Cardiac sarcoidosis: a pathology-focused review. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 134 (7), 1039-46, 2010.
  11. Natalie, AA, Nichols, L, Bump, GM. Platypnea-orthodeoxia, an uncommon presentation of patent foramen ovale. Am J Med Sci, 339 (1), 78-80, 2010.
  12. Nichols, L, Lagana, S, Parwani, A. Coronary artery aneurysm: a review and hypothesis regarding etiology. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 132 (5), 823-8, 2008.
  13. Triulzi, D, Duquesnoy, R, Nichols, L, Clark, K, Jukic, D, Zeevi, A, Meisner, D. Fatal transfusion-associated graft-versus-host disease in an immunocompetent recipient of a volunteer unit of red cells. Transfusion, 46 (6), 885-8, 2006.
  14. O'Connor, S, Recavarren, R, Nichols, LC, Parwani, AV. Lipomatous hypertrophy of the interatrial septum: an overview. Arch Pathol Lab Med, 130 (3), 397-9, 2006.
  15. Nichols, L, Dickson, G, Phan, PG, Kant, JA. Iron binding saturation and genotypic testing for hereditary hemochromatosis in patients with liver disease. Am J Clin Pathol, 125 (2), 236-40, 2006.
  16. Kihara, S, Litwak, KN, Nichols, L, Litwak, P, Kameneva, MV, Wu, Z, Kormos, RL, Griffith, BP. Smooth muscle cell hypertrophy of renal cortex arteries with chronic continuous flow left ventricular assist. Ann Thorac Surg, 75 (1), 178-83; discussion 183, 2003.
  17. Zenati, MA, Nichols, L, Bonanomi, G, Griffith, BP. Experimental off-pump coronary bypass using a robotic telemanipulation system. Comput Aided Surg, 7 (4), 248-53, 2002.
  18. Nichols, L, Strollo, DC, Kusne, S. Legionellosis in a lung transplant recipient obscured by cytomegalovirus infection and Clostridium difficile colitis. Transpl Infect Dis, 4 (1), 41-5, 2002.
  19. Torbenson, MS, Wang, J, Nichols, L, Jain, AB, Fung, JJ, Nalesnik, MA. Occult nonhematopoietic malignancies present at autopsy in solid organ transplant patients who died within 100 days. Transplantation, 71 (1), 64-9, 2001.
  20. Nichols, L, Hanzlick, R. Case of the month: what killed the patient-the disease or the experimental treatment. Arch Intern Med, 160 (15), 2253-4, 2000.
  21. Torbenson, M, Wang, J, Nichols, L, Randhawa, P, Nalesnik, MA. Renal cortical neoplasms in long term survivors of solid organ transplantation. Transplantation, 69 (5), 864-8, 2000.