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739 Middle Way
Louisville, Kentucky 40206

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Commonwealth Medical Legal Services, Inc.
Brownsboro Office Park
6013 Brownsboro Park Blvd., Suite D
Louisville, KY  40207
(502)899-9837 or 899-9838
(502)899-9840 FAX
E-mail: REAPERGRN@AOL.COM

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH

November 22, 1946
Louisville, Kentucky

MARITAL STATUS

Married – Janell Seeger, M.D.
Children: Ian, Dillon and Jordan

EDUCATION

1964-1968

University of Louisville
Louisville, Kentucky
Degree: B.A. – American History

1968-1972

University of Louisville
Degree: M.D.
School of Medicine

RESIDENCY

1972-1976

Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
University of Louisville
Affiliated Hospitals
Louisville, Kentucky

FELLOWSHIP

1976-1977

Forensic Pathology
Institute of Forensic Medicine
Toxicology and Criminalistics
Cincinnati, Ohio

CERTIFICATION

1977

American Board of Pathology, Anatomic & Clinical Pathology

1978

American Board of Pathology, Forensic Pathology

LICENSURE

1973

Kentucky # 16801

1976

Ohio # 39388

1987

Indiana # 01036519 (Lapsed as of 06/30/03)

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1974-1976

Pathology Instructor (Teaching Resident)
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1977-1978

Instructor
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1978-1983

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1979-1985

Associate Member
Department of Toxicology & Pharmacology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1981-1982

Instructor
National College of District Attorney
Houston, Texas

1983-1991

Associate Clinical Professor
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1981-1997

Section Chief, Forensic Pathology
and Director of Forensic Pathology Training
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1997-Aug 1, 2002

Director, Clinical Forensic Medicine
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1991- 2016

Clinical Professor
Section of Forensic Pathology
and Clinical Forensic Medicine
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1996-June 30, 2013

Clinical Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

NON-ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

1974

Fellow, American Cancer Society

1975-1976

Chief Resident
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville
School of Medicine

1976-1977

Deputy Coroner
Hamilton County, Ohio

1977-1997

Chief Medical Examiner
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Retired September 1, 1997

1977-2005

Medical Director of Laboratories
International Clinical Laboratories
Smith Kline Clinical Laboratories
Smith Kline Beecham Clinical Laboratories
Quest Diagnostics

1983-2006

President and Medical Director
Laboratory Physicians, Inc.
2307 Greene Way Circle
Louisville, Kentucky 40220
(502) 491-3484

Sept. 1997-Dec 31, 1997

Consulting Forensic Pathologist
Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Louisville, Kentucky

1997-Present

President
Commonwealth Medical Legal Services, Inc.
Brownsboro Office Park
6013 Brownsboro Park Blvd., Suite D
Louisville, Kentucky 40207
(502) 899-9837

1998-2004

Medical Consultant
Attorney General
Commonwealth of Kentucky
Medicaid Fraud and Abuse Unit

1999-2005

Consultant in Laboratory Medicine
AdminaStar of Kentucky
(Medicare carrier)
9001 Linn Station Road
Louisville, KY  40223

MEMBERSHIPS

1972-1976

House Staff Association
University of Louisville Affiliated Hospitals
President, 1974-75

1974-1975

Board of Governors
Louisville General Hospital

1974-Present

Jefferson County Medical Society

1974-Present

Kentucky Medical Association
Board of Delegates – 1975-79
Committee on Community and Rural Health – 1984-86

1976-Present

American Society of Clinical Pathologists
Fellow – 1980

1976-Present

National Association of Medical Examiner
Board of Directors 1982-1992, 1994-1995

1977-Present

Kentucky Society of Pathologists
President – 1983

1977-Present

American Academy of Forensic Sciences
Fellow – 1991

1983-1988

Board of Directors
Kentucky Alliance for Exploited and Missing Children

1983-Present

American Association of Clinical Anatomists

1984-1985

Commission Member, Kentucky State Child Sexual Abuse and Exploitation Prevention Board

1987-1995 and 1998-Present

Board of Directors
Children First
Louisville, Kentucky

1990-Present

College of American Pathologists – Fellow 1990

1991-Present

Association for Advancement of Automotive Medicine

1996-2003

Jefferson County Task Force to Prevent Domestic Violence
Chairman, Domestic Violence Fatality Review Committee

AWARDS

1977

Outstanding Accomplishment in Medical-Legal Issues Louisville Bar Association

1987 and 1991

Kentucky Attorney General’s Certificate of Merit

1990

Individual Achievement Award, Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates

1993

Outstanding Victim Advocacy, Kentucky Victim’s Coalition

1993

Protect A Life Award, Office of Kentucky State Fire Marshall

1995

Silver “Telly” Award, Educational Video Foundation

1995

Vision Award, International Association of Forensic Nurses

1996

Certificate of Appreciation, Kentucky Coalition Against Rape and Sexual Assault

1996

Distinguished Alumnus Award, Alumni Association, School of Medicine, University of Louisville

1997

“The Wolf Award”, in recognition of outstanding service in the Coroner/Medical Examiner program
Coroner’s Association of Kentucky

1997

Ambassador for the Visually Impaired award presented by the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation, Inc., the University of Louisville Ophthalmology & Visual Science and University of Louisville Lions Eye Bank

1997

Clinical Forensic Medicine Leadership Award
Presented at the Fourth Annual Postgraduate Clinical Forensic Medicine Conference
Louisville, Kentucky

1998

Outstanding Crime Victim Advocacy
Presented by the Kentucky Victim’s Coalition (KVC)

1998

1998 R. Dietz Wolfe Medical Educator Award
Presented by the Louisville Consortium for Medical Education

HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS

1977-1983

Staff Pathologist
Louisville General Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

1983-2008

Staff Pathologist
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

1993-1995

Consultant in Pediatric Pathology
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

1986-1992

Director of Autopsy Service
Department of Pathology
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

1988-1995

Consultant in Laboratory Medicine
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

1995-2007

Active Staff
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

2008-2013

Emeritus Staff
Department of Pathology
Kosair Children’s Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

2008-2009

Courtesy Staff
University of Louisville Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky

HONORS

1992

Alpha Omega Alpha, Honor Medical Society

FIELD OF SPECIFIC INTEREST
Mass Fatality Management, Hospital Associated Disorders, Medical Device Related Morbidity and Mortality, Child Abuse, Domestic Violence, Occupational Disorders, Clinical Forensic Medicine. Medical Negligence, Causation Determination.

SPEECHES AND INVITED LECTURESHIPS
Too numerous to list

RESEARCH
Living Forensic Pathology Program, Grant No. 5601-N15A – 02/95

Practice Application of Infrared Videography in Victims of Violent Crime, UHSC#117-94, 1994, $200,143<

Infrared Videography Grant #5210-N15A-1/95, 1995, $179,125

PUBLICATIONS

Tobin GR, Schustermann M, Peterson GH, and Nichols GR; “Intramuscular neurovascular anatomy of the latissimus dorsi muscle: The basis for splitting the flap.” Surgical Forum, 31, (1980)

Alberhasky M, Nichols GR; “Fatal Hemorrhage From Minor Trauma Following Massive Salicylate Ingestion” American J of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol 5, (1984)

Weems C, Olson Wm, and Nichols GR; “Risk Factors for Death During a Heat Wave”, J of the Kentucky Medical Association, Vol. 83, Number 9, (1985)

Nichols GR, Whitesel JL, ,Hahn W, and Barrows GH; “Evaluation of a Routine Automated Alcohol Dehydrogenase Method”, American J Clinical Pathology, Vol 86, No. 3 (1986)

Beers GJ, Nichols GR, and Willing SJ; “CT Demonstration of Fat Embolism-Associated Hemorrhage in the Anterior Commisure”, American J of Neuroradiology, Vol 9, No 1 (1988)

Smock WS, Fuller PM, Huellcle DF and Nichols GR, “Basilar Skull Fractures Without Cranial Vault Impacts”. Proceedings of the Thirty-Second STAPP Car Crash Conference, Atlanta, Georgia (1988)

Nichols GR, Davis GJ and Lefkowitz JB; “Sudden Death Due to Fibromuscular Dysplasia of the Sinoatrial Nodal Artery”. J of the Kentucky Medical Association, Vol 87 (1989)

Smock WS, Nichols GR, Fuller PM and Weakley-Jones BA; “The Forensic Pathologist and the Determination of Driver vs. Passenger in Motor Vehicle Collisions”. American J of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, Vol 10, (1989)

Nichols GR, Davis GJ, and Corey TS; “In the Shadow of The Baron: Sudden Death Due to Munchausen Syndrome:, American J of Emergency Medicine, Vol 8 (1990)

Nichols GR, Corey TS, and Davis GJ; “Case Report: Nonfracture Associated Fatal Fat Embolism in a Case of Child Abuse”, J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 35 (1990)

Farrow JR, Davis GJ, Roy TM, McCloud LC, and Nichols GR; “Fetal Death Due to Nonlethal Maternal Carbon Monoxide Poisoning”, J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 35 (1990)

Nichols GR, Davis GJ, Corrigan CA, and Ransdell JS; “Death Associated with Abuse of a designer Drug”, J of the Kentucky Medical Association, Vol 88 (1990)

Davis GJ, McCloud LC, Nichols GR, “Cerebral Tissue Pulmonary Embolization Due to Head Trauma”, J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 36, (1991)

Corey TS, Nichols GR, Weakley-Jones B., Theuer HH. Unnatural deaths in nursing
home patients. J for Sci 37(1):222-227. Jan 1992

Nichols GR, and Davis GJ; “Body Packing With a Twist: Death of a Salesman”, American J of Forensic Medicine and Pathology Vol 13, (1992)

Nichols GR, Davis J, Parolla AJ; “Dirty Diving: Sudden Death of a Scuba Diver in a Water Treatment Facility”. American J Forensic Med Pathol. 1992

Corey TS, McCloud LC, Nichols GR, and Buchino JJ; “Infant Death Due to Unintentioned Injury; American J of Diseases of Children, Vol 146 (1992)

Smock WS, Nichols GR, and Fuller PM, “Development and Implementation of the First Clinical Forensic Training Program, J of Forensic Sciences, Vol 38 (1993)

Handy TC, Nichols GR, Buchino JJ. A pediatric forensic medicine program. In Dimmick JE, Singer DB (eds): Forensic Aspects in Pathology. Perspectives in Pediatric Pathology. Basel, Karer. Vol 19:87-95, 1995

Handy TC, Nichols GR, Smock WS. Repeat visitors to a pediatric forensic medicine program. J for Sci 41(5): 841-844. September 1996

Mudd KL, Hunt A, Matherly RC, Goldsmith LJ, Campbell FR, Nichols GR, Rink RD; “Analysis of Pulmonary Fat Embolism in Blunt Force Fatalities”, J of Trauma, Vol. 48, Number 4, (2000)

Beers GJ, Raque GH, Wagner GG, Shields CB, Nichols GR 2nd, Johnson JR, Meyer JE.  “MR Imaging in Acute Cervical Spine Trauma”, Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography, Vol. 12, Issue 5, pg 755-761, 1988

Bernstein M, Nichols GR, and Blair J; The Use of Black and White Infrared Photography for Recording Blunt Force Injury; Clinical Anatomy, 2012

BOOK CHAPTERS

Nichols GR. Investigation of Church Bus Collision with Fire and Mass Fatalities. Proceedings of the International Symposium on the Forensic Aspects of Mass Disaster and Crime Scene Reconstruction. U.S. Government Printing House, 1990.

Handy TC, Nichols GR, and Buchino JJ; A Pediatric Medicine Program in Dimmeck JE, Singer DB (eds): Forensic Aspects in Pathology. Perspect Pediatric Pathology. Basel, Derger, 1995

 

CONTACT INFORMATION

Company Phone:

502-899-9837

Toll-Free Number:

1-877-333-2614

Company Fax:

502-899-9840

Postal Address:

Brownsboro Office Park
6013 Brownsboro Park Blvd.
Suite D
Louisville, KY 40207

EMAIL

George R. Nichols II, M.D.

President

ReaperGRN@aol.com

Thomas J. Nichols

Business Manager

TJNichols@msn.com

Susan C. Marshall

Executive Assistant

SMarsh2992@aol.com