Neil Nichols, M.D., F.A.A.O., AACS (American academy of cosmetic surgery)

Neil Nichols, MD, FAAO., AACS is a Board Certified oculoplastic surgeon; specializing in Oculofacial plastic surgery and Reconstructive surgery, in addition Dr. Nichols has completed fellowship training in Cornea and Refractive Surgery.

Dr. Nichols earned both his undergraduate and medical degree from Tufts University. He obtained a B.A. in biology from Tufts University with honors, and subsequently earned his medical degree from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. Dr. Nichols´ post-doctoral training included a one year internship in internal medicine; Mount Sinai School of Medicine of New York University in affiliation with Elmhurst Hospital Center, followed by an ophthalmology residency at New York Medical College and affiliated hospitals. Dr. Nichols was then selected to serve as Chief resident in the department of ophthalmology at Westchester Medical Center.

Upon completion of his formal training in comprehensive ophthalmology Dr. Nichols completed a one year fellowship in Cornea and external disease in affiliation with St. Barnabas medical center in New Jersey. Dr. Nichols then completed two years of fellowship training in Oculofacial Plastic Surgery under the tutelage of an American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive surgery (ASOPRS) trained surgeon and fellow in affiliation with New York Medical College and Westchester Medical Center.

Dr. Nichols engages in continuous education and professional development to stay up to date in the latest technological advances in all aspects of ophthalmic plastics, Oculofacial and reconstructive surgery. In addition Dr. Nichols continues to have clinical and research interests in Cornea and refractive surgery. Dr. Nichols is a Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology; and has helped publish numerous professional research articles in the field of ophthalmology.

He is fluent in English and Spanish.

Dr. Nichols has evolved into one of the leading pterygium surgeons in the United States and has partnered with several medical device companies to offer his patients the latest technological advancements in grating materials and techniques. His high level of surgical skill and commitment to his craft assures his patients receive the most effective treatments along with optimal outcomes. Please see below a link for his pterygium surgical technique as presented at the American Academy of Ophthalmology National meeting.

Professional Societies:

  • Diplomat of the American Board of Ophthalmology
  • Active Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • Member of the New York Ophthalmology Society
  • Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery

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