Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Dean for Education - JHU School of Medicine
Education and Experience
- Mount Sinai School of Medicine (New York NY)/ (1977)
- Anesthesiology, American Board of Anesthesiology (1984)
- Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1982)
Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine - Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine
Vice Dean for Education - JHU School of Medicine
1976 Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society
1977 Medical Attendings Award in Clinical Medicine - Mount Sinai School of Medicine
1981 Benjamin Ritter Award for Teaching and Patient Care - Department of Pediatrics, Children''s Hospital of Philadelphia
1982 Medical Student Teaching Award - Department of Anesthesiology, University of Pennsylvania
1986 Outstanding Teacher Award - Department of Anesthesiology, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1991 Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics
1992 Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine
1998 Teacher of the Year Award - Department of Emergency Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2006 Distinguished Career Award American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Critical Care
2008 Legacy Award Student National Medical Association
2009 Phi Beta Kappa President, Johns Hopkins University Chapter
- Critical Care Medicine
1984-87 Associate Director, Residency Education Program, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
1987-88 Associate Director, Pediatric ICU, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1988-97 Director, Pediatric Intensive Care, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
1991-98 Associate Professor of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
1997-01 Director, Division of Pediatric Anesthesia and Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
1998-present Professor, Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Pediatrics, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2000-present Vice Dean for Education, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
2005-present The Mary Wallace Stanton Professor of Education, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Tobias JD, Nichols DG: Intraosseous succinylcholine for Orotracheal Intubation. Pediatr Emerg Care 6:108-109, 1990.
Yaster M, Nichols DG, Deshpande JK, Wetzel RC: Midazolam-fentanyl intravenous sedation in children. Case report of respiratory arrest. Pediatrics 86:463-467, 1990.
Spear RM, Yaster M, Maxwell LG, Berkowitz ID, Bender KS, Naclerio R, Manolio TA, Nichols DG: Preinduction sedation with rectally administered midazolam in children. Anesthesiology 74:670-674, 1991.
Borel CO, Tilford C, Nichols DG, Hanley DF, Traystman RJ: Diaphragmatic performance during recovery from acute ventilatory failure in patients with Guillain Barre'' and Myasthenia Gravis. Chest 99:444-51, 1991.
Nichols DG: Respiratory muscle performance in infants and children. J Pediatr 118:493-502, 1991.
Tobias JD, Wetzel RC, Nichols DG. Cardiorespiratory Responses to Epidural Analgesia in the Awake Child: A Retrospective Review of Postoperative Patients. J Post Anesth Nurs. 8:257-61, 1993.
Nichols DG, Buck JR, Eleff SM, Shungu DC, Robotham JL, Koehler RC, Traystman RJ: Diaphragmatic fatigue assessed by 31P-magnetic resonance spectroscopy in vivo. Am J Physiol 264 (Cell Physiol.33):C1111-C1118, 1993.
Nichols DG, Yaster M, Lynn AM, Helfaer MA, Deshpande JK, Manson PN, Carson BS, Bezman M, Maxwell LG, Tobias JD, Grochow LB: Disposition and respiratory effects of intrathecal morphine in children. Anesthesiology, 79:733-738, 1993.
Nichols DG, Rogers, MC: The Critically Ill Child: A Status Report. Crit Care Med 21(9):S306, 1993.
Nichols DG, Walker LK, Wingard JR, Bender KS, Bezman M, Zahurak ML, Piantadosi S, Frey-Simon M, Rogers, MC: Predictors of acute respiratory failure after bone marrow transplantation in children. Crit Care Med. 22:1485-1491, 1994.
Nichols DG: Taming the technology for ARDS in children. Crit Care Med 22:1521-1524, 1994. (Editorial)
Ide T, Nichols DG, Buck JR, Eleff SM, Shungu D, Fitzgerald R, Traystman RJ: Effect of aminophylline on high energy phosphate metabolism and fatigue in the diaphragm. Anesthesiology. 83:557-567, 1995.
Helfaer MA, McColley SA, Pyzik PL, Tunkel DE, Nichols DG, Baroody FM, April MM, Maxwell LG, Loughlin GM: Polysomnography after adenotonsillectomy in mild pediatric obstructive sleep apnea. Crit Care Med. 24(8):1323-1327, 1996
Nichols DG, Greeley WJ, Murray JP. Postoperative cardiac care for the child with congenital heart disease. Am. J. Anesthesiol. 23:198-205, 1996
Nichols DG. Emergency management of status asthmaticus in children. Pediatr. Annals 25(7): 394-400, 1996
Radell PJ, Eleff SM, Traystman RJ, Nichols DG: In-vivo diaphragm metabolism: comparison of paced and inspiratory resistive loaded breathing in piglets. Crit Care Med 25(2):339-345, 1997
Kocis KG, Radell PJ, Sternberger WI, Benson JF, Nichols DG. Ultrasound evaluation of piglet diaphragm function before and after fatigue. J. Appl. Physiol. 83:1654-1659, 1997
Pelidis MA, Kato GJ, Resar LMS, Dover GJ, Nichols DG, Walker LK, Casella JF. Successful treatment of life-threatening acute chest syndrome of sickle cell disease with venovenous extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J. Pediatr. Hematol and Oncol. 19(5):459-461, 1997
Radell PJ, Eleff SM, Nichols DG. Effects of loaded breathing and hypoxia on diaphragm metabolism as measured by 31P NMR spectroscopy. J. Appl. Physiol 88:933-938, 2000
White JR, Fahid Z, Bull C, Nichols DG: Predictors of outcome in severely head-injured children. Crit Care Med 29:534-540, 2001
Yaster M, Nichols DG: Pain management in the critically ill child. Indian J Pediatr. 68:749-69, 2001
Fisher QA, Nichols DG, Stewart FC, Finley GA, Magee WP, Nelson K. Assessing Pediatric Anesthesia Practices for Volunteer Medical Services Abroad. Anesthesiology 95:1315-1322, 2001.
Radell PJ, Remahl S, Nichols DG, Eriksson LI: Effects of Prolonged Mechanical Ventilation and Inactivity on Piglet Diaphragm Function. Intensive Care Med 28:358-64, 2002.
Moss WJ, Beers MC, Johnson E, Nichols DG, Perl TM, Dick JD, Veltri MA, Willoughby E: Pilot study of antibiotic cycling in a pediatric intensive care unit. Crit Care Med. 30:1877-82, 2002.
Elwood T, Morris W, Lynn D. Martin LD, Nespeca MK, Wilson DA, Fleisher LA, Robotham JL, Nichols DG. Bronchodilator premedication does not decrease respiratory adverse events in pediatric general anesthesia. Can J Anaesth. 50:277-84, 2003
Schwengel DA, McGready J, Berenholtz SM, Kozlowski LJ, Nichols DG, Yaster M. Peripherally Inserted Central Catheters: a randomized, controlled prospective trial in pediatric surgical patients. Anesth Analg 99:1038-43, 2004
- Cognitive Task Analysis
- Respiratory Failure
- Pediatric Critical Care Outcomes
International Anesthesia Research Society
Society for Pediatric Anesthesia
Society for Critical Care Medicine
The Society for Pediatric Research
Association of University Anesthesiologists
American Board of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatric