Meet Dr. Blake Nichols
Dr. Blake Nichols is a pediatric critical care doctor with a special interest in sepsis and complex critical illness. After growing up with type 1 diabetes, he looked up to his pediatric endocrinologist and decided to pursue a career in pediatrics. During residency training, he realized that he really enjoyed the family and patient interactions developed in the ICU. Being a comforting voice for a family at some of the scariest times in their lives is his true draw to critical care medicine. He holds close many of the patient encounters he has had throughout the years.
Dr. Nichols has been a pediatric intensivist for 5 years and has developed a special interest in education as it relates to learners of critical care medicine, especially with using simulation-based medical education. He believes that simulation can make everyone better by practicing and perfecting their skills.
Outside of work, Dr. Nichols has a special place in his heart for Texas Lions Camp - a summer camp for children with disabilities that helps children to have fun rather than worry about their chronic illnesses. Most importantly, he has a wife and two amazing children that drive him to be better both inside and outside of work. He also enjoys running and hopes to see many happy faces during the next half marathon!
- Critical care medicine
- Medical School:
- UTSW Medical Center - Dallas, TX
- Children's Hospital of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA
- UTSW Medical Center Dallas - Dallas, TX
- Board Certifications:
- American Board of Pediatrics
- Cook Children's Physician Network
- Society for Critical Care Medicine
- Lilly Diabetes Journey Award, living 25 years with diabetes - 2015
- 10 Year Service Award for Texas Lions Camp (2018)
- Simulation Innovation Award (2019)
- Pediatric Critical Care Teacher of the Year (2020, 2021), Team First Education Award (2021)