Dr. Christopher Nichols, MD

Dr. Christopher Nichols, MD

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery  |  
Male  |  
41 y/o
15 reviews

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Dr. Christopher Nichols, MD is a plastic & reconstructive surgery doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 41 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Dr. Nichols is affiliated with St. Clare Hospital, St. Anthony Hospital, St. Francis Hospital and St. Joseph Medical Center....See Less

Franciscan Plastic Surgery Associates at Point Ruston

5005 Main St Ste 125

Tacoma, WA 98407
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Chris Nichols completed his plastic and reconstructive surgery training at Washington University in St. Louis. He trained in general surgery at Columbia's Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital in Cooperstown, NY. Dr. Nichols graduated from The University of Florida College of Medicine and Florida State University. Dr. Nichols is board certified as a plastic surgeon and is a diplomat of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, Inc.
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Dr. Nichols' Experience

Dr. Nichols' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Board certified in Plastic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Cosmetic & Reconstructive Surgery
  • Plastic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Plastic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Plastic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Ptosis
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Capsular Contracture of Breast Implant
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Lipomas
  • Localized Fat Deposits
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Second-Degree Burns
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Wrinkles


  • Abdominoplasty
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Bariatric Surgery (Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Blepharoplasty
  • Body Contouring (After Weight Loss Surgery)
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Augmentation
  • Breast Lift Surgery
  • Breast Reconstruction
  • Breast Reduction
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Collagen Injection
  • Cosmetic Facial Surgery
  • Cosmetic Surgical Procedure
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Ear Plastic Surgery (Otoplasty)
  • Earlobe Repair
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Facial Peel
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Laser Skin Resurfacing
  • Liposuction
  • Microdermabrasion
  • Mini Tummy Tuck
  • Nipple Reconstruction
  • Nose Plastic Surgery (Rhinoplasty)
  • Reconstructive Surgery
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Scar Revision Surgery
  • Skin Grafts
  • Skin Resurfacing
  • Skin and Tissue Reduction
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wound Repair
  • Wrinkle Removal


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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Florida State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University of Florida
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2002
  • Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Washington University
    Other Education | Completed 2004

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Plastic Surgery Education Foundation and Academy of Otolaryngology Poster. Motor Nerve Architecture and Peripheral Nerve Reg, 2007
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand Research Grant ($9930) Determinants of Motor Neuron Pathway Specificity,., 2003-2005
  • Co-Investigator Award, First Prize. A paradigm Shift From Sensory to Motor Nerve Grafting to Improve Nerve Regeneration. Pla, 2007
Media & Publications
  • Urethral Reconstructive Surgery, Chapter 3., 2008
  • One Hundred Years of Progress in the Treatment of Apert Syndrome., May 2009
  • Choosing the correct functional assay: A comprehensive assessment of functional tests in the rat., 2005
  • Effect of motor versus sensory nerve grafts on peripheral nerve regeneration., 2004
  • Use of cold-preserved allografts seeded with autologous Schwann cells in the treatment of a long-gap peripheral nerve injury., 2007
  • The neuroregenerative effects of pre-injury FK-506 administration., 2006
  • Effect of Sciatic Nerve Injury on Gene Expression in Ventral Horn, Dorsal Root Ganglia and Sciatic Nerve. Muscle and Nerve.,
  • Motor nerve architecture and peripheral nerve regeneration., 2007

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Nichols' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Nichols to family and friends
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Dr. Nichols' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Reviews (2)
Bonney Lake, WA |
I saw Dr Nichols for a double mastectomy consult. I saw his RN first and she went over surgery and answered questions, then Dr Nichols entered the room, asked me if I had any questions, and then stared over my head and seemed distracted and uninterested when I spoke. He answered both my questions in a condescending manner and then left the room. He was in the room for my "consult" for approximately 4 minutes. I ended up seeing Dr Wilcox instead and am very happy with his care.
in Tacoma, WA |
I am a 57 year old woman diagnosed with breast cancer I opted to have a double mastectomy was referred to doctor Nichols by my insurance carrier and I'm so glad I was. He's so very kind and attentive. He never left the room without answering any or all of my questions. His staff just rocks they are wonderful shout out to Emma. I've had my mastectomy and then reconstruction by Dr. Nichols I'm so pleased. He is really genuinely a nice person and very empathetic, he is an artist!
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Dr. Nichols accepts 1 insurance carrier
  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

Hospitals where Dr. Nichols has admitting privileges

St. Joseph Medical Center
1717 S J St
Tacoma, WA 98405
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St. Anthony Hospital
11567 Canterwood Blvd NW
Gig Harbor, WA 98332
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St. Clare Hospital
11315 Bridgeport Way SW
Lakewood, WA 98499
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St. Francis Hospital
34515 9th Ave S
Federal Way, WA 98003
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