Hand Surgery, Spine Surgery

Orthopedic Surgery Expert Witness: Stephen Nichols, MD

Double Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

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Dr. Nichols is highly experienced with all types of orthopaedic spine injuries. His specialties include:

  • Vertebral fractures
  • Microvascular reconstructive surgery
  • Spinal deformity
  • Whiplash
  • Stenosis

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Stephen Nichols, MD, is double board-certified in Orthopaedic Surgery and Hand Surgery. He is available for Expert Witness Testimony or Independent Medical Evaluations (IMEs) at several locations throughout San Diego County.


headshot_nichols_stephenDr. Stephen Nichols is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon with specialty training in the hand and upper extremities. He received his Bachelors degree from San Diego State University and earned his medical degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine. His Internship in General Surgery and his Fellowship in Hand Microsurgery were also done at Loma Linda University. His Residency in Orthopaedic Surgery was completed at McGill University in Montreal.

Dr. Nichols is currently an Associate Clinical Professor at UCSD Medical Center and is the Chief of Orthopedic Surgery at Scripps Memorial Hospital in Encinitas, California. His memberships include California Orthopaedic Association, California Medical Association, San Diego County Medical Society and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. He is a Fellow of both the Royal College of Surgeons and the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons.