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Mark Lynn Nichols, M.D.

 

Office Address

915 Gessner, Ste 280

Houston, Texas 77024

 

 

Education                 

 

High School:              

Conroe High School

Conroe, Texas

Graduation: May 1977

 

College:                     

University of Houston

Houston, Texas

Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy

Graduation: May 1983 with Honors

 

Medical School:

University of Texas Medical Branch

Galveston, Texas

Doctor of Medicine with Highest Honors

Graduation: May 1987

 

 

Post-Graduate Training

 

Internship in General Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Surgery, June 1987 - June 1988

 

Residency in Otolaryngology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, Department of Otolaryngology, July 1988 - June 1992

 

Fellowship in Otology-Neurotology, Ear Research Foundation of Florida, with Herbert Silverstein, MD., Sarasota, Florida  August 1993 - August 1994

 

Hospital Privileges

 

Staff Physician, Memorial Hospital Southwest; Houston, TX.

Staff Physician, Memorial Hospital Memorial City; Houston, TX.

 

Affiliations

 

Associate Board Member, Houston Ear Research Foundation

Staff Physician, Houston Ear Research Foundation

 

 

Awards and Honors

 

Award for Outstanding Student in Pathology, The University of Texas Medical Branch, May 1985

 

Edward B. Randall Medal for Academic Excellence, The University of Texas Medical Branch, May 1986 and May 1987

 

The University of Texas Medical Branch Competitive Academic Scholarship, 1985

 

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, Election as a Junior Medical Student, 1986

 

Honors in Surgery, The University of Texas Medical Branch, 1986

 

William N. and Ida Zinn Alpha Omega Alpha Scholarship Award for the Highest Scholastic Achievement in the Graduating Class, The University of Texas Medical Branch, May 23, 1987.

 

Lange Medical Publications Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement. The University of Texas Medical Branch, 1987.

 

Second Place, Resident Research Day, The University of Texas Medical Branch, June 1989, Presentation: The KTP/532 Laser Tonsillectomy vs Traditional Dissection – Snare Tonsillectomy.

 

Second Place, Resident Research Day, The University of Texas Medical Branch, June 1990, Presentation: Interobserver Variability in the Evaluation of Brush Cytology From Head and Neck Lesions.

 

Second Place, Resident Research Day, The University of Texas Medical Branch, June 1991, Presentation: The CO2 Laser Tonsillectomy vs Traditional Dissection-Snare Tonsillectomy.

 

Academy Award for Scientific Posters: The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, 94th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California, September 1990. Presentation: The KTP 532 Laser Tonsillectomy vs Traditional Dissection – Snare Tonsillectomy.

 

Licensure

 

Texas State Board of Medical Examiners: Licensed August 26, 1988,

 

Texas State Board of Pharmacy: Licensed as a Registered Pharmacist, August 8, 1983

 

Board Certification

 

Diplomate of the American Board of Otolaryngology

March 31, 1993

 

Professional Society Membership

 

American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

Texas Medical Association and Harris County Medical Society

Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Phi Beta Pi Medical Fraternity

 

Publications

 

Strunk, CL. and Nichols, M.L.: A Comparison of the KTP/532 Laser Tonsillectomy vs Traditional Dissection - Snare Tonsillectomy, Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1990; 103: 966-971.

 

Nichols, M.L.; Quinn, F.B.; Schnadig, V.; Zaharopoulos, P.; Des Jardins, L.: Interobserver Variability in the Interpretation of Brush Cytology from Head and Neck Lesions, Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991;117:1350-1355.

 

Bailey, B.J. and Nichols, M.L.: Small Defects (Vermilion, Mucosa and less than 1/3 lower lip) Chapter 4: in Lip Reconstruction Calhoun, RH. Ed. American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Thieme Medical Publishers Inc., New York, 1992.

 

Gibson, FB; Nichols, ML.; Weiss, RL; Calhoun KH.: Pathologic quiz case 2. Plexiform Neurofibroma. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1992 Jul;118(7):772-3, 775.

 

Silverstein, H; Bendet, B.; Rosenberg, S.; Nichols, ML.: Revision stapes surgery with and without laser: a comparison.; Laryngoscope 1994 Dec; 104(12): 1431-8.

 

Silverstein, H.; Nichols, ML.; Rosenberg, S.; Hoffer, M.; Norrell, H.: Combined retrolabyrinthine-retrosigmoid approach for improved exposure of the posterior fossa without cerebellar retraction; Skull Base Surgery, 5(3): 177-180. July 1995.

 

Rosenberg,.S.; Silverstein, H.; Hoffer, M.; Nichols, ML.: Use of endoscopes for chronic ear surgery in children.; Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1995;121:870-872.

 

 

 

Presentations

 

Nichols, ML.; Strunk, C.: The KTP/ 532 Laser Tonsillectomy vs Traditional Dissection-Snare Tonsillectomy; Poster Presentation at the 94th Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: San Diego, California, September 1990.

 

Nichols, ML.; Quinn, F.B.; Schnadig, V.; Zaharopoulos, P.; Des Jardins, L.: Interobserver Variability in the Interpretation of Brush Cytology from Head and Neck Lesions, Poster Presentation at the 95 th Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Kansas City, Missouri, September 1991.

 

Strunk, C.L.; Nichols, N. L.; and Quinn, F.B.: The Role of High Resolution Computed Tomography in the Evaluation of Middle Ear and Mastoid Cholesteatoma; Presented at the Southern Section Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society, Inc.; Boca Raton, Florida; January 15, 1993.

 

Fulmer, R.P.; Nichols, M.L.;Slaughter, D. Malignant Schwannoma The Trigeminal Nerve; Poster Presentation at the 97th Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery; Minneapolis, Minnesota; September 1993.

 

Silverstein, H.; Nichols, M.L.; Hoffer, ME.; Rosenberg, S.: Cochleosaccuiotomy in The Elderly; Presented at the International Symposium on Meniere’s Disease; Rome, Italy; October 20-23, 1993.

 

Silverstein, H.; Bendet, E.; Rosenberg, S.; Nichols, M.L.: Revision Stapes Surgery with and without Laser: A Comparison; Presented at the Southern Section Meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society Inc.; Marco Island, Florida: January 14, 1994.

 

Rosenberg, S.I..; Silverstein, H.; Hoffer, M.E.; Nichols, M.L.: Use of Endoscopes for Pediatric Chronic Ear Surgery; Presented at the Spring Scientific Meeting of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology; Palm Beach, Florida; May 12, 1994.

Nichols, M.L.; Silverstein, H.; Hoffer, M; Rosenberg, S. :Cholesteatoma in Children:Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Ear Research Foundation Fellows, Sarasota, Florida, May 1994.

 

Nichols, M.L.; Kuhn, J.; Silverstein, H.; Rosenberg, S.; Hoffer, M.: Cholesteatoma in Children; Poster Presentation at the 99th Annual Meeting of The American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, New Orleans, Louisiana; September 17-20, 1995.

 

Lectureships

 

Guest Instructor/Faculty at The University of Texas Medical Branch; Laser Surgery and Safety in Otolaryngology; Lecture: Laser Tonsillectomy; October 1991. and April 2-3, 1992

 

Dizziness and Balance Disorders; Lecture Memorial Hospital Southwest, Houston, TX. 1994, 1995, 1996.

 

Dizziness and Balance Disorders; Lecture Houston Vestibular Disorders Support Group, October 1995.

 

Vestibular Rehabilitation: Putting Lives Back into Balance; Grand Rounds Presentation Memorial Southwest Hospital, December 13, 1999.

 

 

Professional Committee Memberships

 

Bylaws Committee of the Medical Staff of Memorial Southwest Hospital: 1997

 

Chairman – Otolaryngology Section Memorial Hospital Memorial City : 1999

 

Executive Committee, Memorial Hospital Memorial City: 1999

 

Alternate Delegate, Texas Medical Association: 1999

 

Delegate: Texas Medical Association: 2000-Present

 

Credentials Committee, Texas Medical Association 1999-2000

           

Chairman Credentials Committee, Texas Medical Association: 2000

 

Operating Room Laser Safety Committee, Memorial Southwest Hospital: 1999-2002

 

Credentials Committee Memorial Hospital Memorial City: 2000-2001

 

Chairman Operating Room Laser Safety Committee, Southwest Memorial Hospital: 2002

 

Board of Medical Legislation, Harris County Medical Society: Term of elected office: 2002-2006

 

Vice President Harris County Medical Society: 2006

 

Executive Board Harris County Memorial Society and Houston Academy of Medicine: 2005-2006

 

District Vice Chair TexPac Board of Directors: 2005- Present

  

Bylaws Committee HCMS 2008-2009

 

Bylaws Committee Chairman 2009

 

Socioeconomics Committee Harris County Medical Society: 2010-2012

 

Membership Committee Harris County Medical Society: 2013-Present

 

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