Mark Nicolls, M.D.
Staff Physician, PAVIR Investigator
Dr. Nicolls serves as a Staff Physician with a committed laboratory at the VAPAHCS; and as an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Stanford University. He earned his B.S. in Biology at the University of Portland, Portland, OR in 1987 and his M.D at Stanford University in 1993. He continued on at Stanford for his Internal Medicine Internship and Residency at the same institution, followed by a Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship at the University of Colorado in Denver where he subsequently joined the Faculty. In 2007, Dr. Nicolls was recruited onto the Stanford faculty and is a physician-investigator at the Palo Alto VA. He is Director of the Stanford Lung Immunology Program. In 2014, he was elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation. Dr. Nicolls’s laboratory and clinical interests are centered on the contribution of immunity to diseases such as pulmonary hypertension and lung transplantation. He is specifically interested in the interplay between inflammation and vascular injury. The VA Palo Alto produces some of the highest quality research in the Federal System, and PAVIR is viewed by its investigators as a vital partner.