Karen J. Nichols, D.O.

Costin Institute, Scholar Cohort 1


Nichols, Karen

Karen J. Nichols, D.O. is the Dean of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine at Midwestern University. She is a graduate of the Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, Missouri with a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree as well as an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from the same institution.

Prior to coming to MWU, she was in the private practice of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics for 17 years in Mesa, Arizona, also serving as Assistant Dean of Post Doctoral Education at the Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Nichols is very active in organized medicine, currently serving as a member of the Board of Trustees of the American Osteopathic Association, and having served as President of two of its constituent societies. She is the founding chair of the AOA End of Life Care committee and has published and lectured nationally on this topic.