Peter F. Nichol, MD, PhD Print Friendly PageFaculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Dr. Nichol is board certified in surgery and pediatric surgery. His specialties include pediatric general surgery, pediatric thoracic surgery, minimally invasive pediatric surgery and pediatric trauma surgery. He has particular interest in pediatric nutrition and caring for children with congenital anomalies of the intestine, and is the director of UW Health's Pediatric Short Gut/Intestinal Failure Clinic and contributes to the Nutrition Support team.
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UW School of Medicine and Public Health
|Department of Surgery|
Professional Certifications and Education
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2005
University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 1997
Our doctors provide a wide range of services. The following list represents some, but not all, of the procedures offered by this physician.
Programs & Conditions
- Anorectal Malformations
- Biliary Atresia
- Chronic Constipation
- Colonic Atresia
- Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM)
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
- Crohn's Disease
- Cystic Hygroma/Lymphatic Malformations
- Cystic Lung Lesions
- Duodenal Atresia
- Esophageal Atresia (EA)
- Failure to Thrive
- Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
- Hepatic Tumor
- Hereditary Spherocytosis
- Hiatal Hernia
- Hirschsprung's Disease
- Ileal Atresia
- Inguinal Hernia
- Jejunal Atresia
- Meckel's Diverticulum
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis
- Pectus Carinatum
- Pectus Excavatum
- Pilonidal Sinus/Cyst/Abscess
- Pyloric Stenosis
- Sacrococcygeal Teratoma
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Skin Lesions/Cysts
- Tracheoesophageal Atresia
- Ulcerative Colitis
- Vascular Anomalies
- Wilm's Tumor
Dr. Nichol performs clinical and basic science research on regenerative therapies for children with short gut and intestinal failure.
Nichol PF Corliss RF Yamada S Shiota K Saijoh Y .
Muscle patterning in mouse and human abdominal wall development and omphalocele specimens of humans. Anat Rec (Hoboken). 2012 Dec;295(12):2129-40
[PubMed ID: 22976993]
Reeder AL Botham RA Zaremba KM Nichol PF .
Haploinsufficiency of retinaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 decreases the severity and incidence of duodenal atresia in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 2IIIb-/- mouse model. Surgery. 2012 Oct;152(4):768-75; discussion 775-6
[PubMed ID: 23021139]
Reeder AL Botham RA Franco M Zaremba KM Nichol PF .
Formation of intestinal atresias in the Fgfr2IIIb-/- mice is not associated with defects in notochord development or alterations in Shh expression. J Surg Res. 2012 Sep;177(1):139-45
[PubMed ID: 22572615]
Botham RA Franco M Reeder AL Lopukhin A Shiota K Yamada S Nichol PF .
Formation of duodenal atresias in fibroblast growth factor receptor 2IIIb-/- mouse embryos occurs in the absence of an endodermal plug. J Pediatr Surg. 2012 Jul;47(7):1369-79
[PubMed ID: 22813799]
Nichol PF Tyrrell JD Saijoh Y .
Retinaldehyde dehydrogenase 2 is down-regulated during duodenal atresia formation in Fgfr2IIIb-/- mice. J Surg Res. 2012 Jun 1;175(1):82-7
[PubMed ID: 21492869]
Nichol PF .
Gastroschisis. BMJ. 2011 Nov 15;343:d7124
[PubMed ID: 22089733]
Nichol PF Botham R Saijoh Y Reeder AL Zaremba KM .
A more efficient method to generate null mutants using Hprt-Cre with floxed alleles. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Sep;46(9):1711-9
[PubMed ID: 21929979]
Nichol PF Saijoh Y .
Pitx2 is a critical early regulatory gene in normal cecal development. J Surg Res. 2011 Sep;170(1):107-11
[PubMed ID: 21550054]
Durkin ET Warner TF Nichol PF .
Enlarging unilateral breast mass in an adolescent male: an unusual presentation of intraductal papilloma. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 May;46(5):e33-5
[PubMed ID: 21616226]
Nichol PF Reeder A Botham R .
Humans, mice, and mechanisms of intestinal atresias: a window into understanding early intestinal development. J Gastrointest Surg. 2011 Apr;15(4):694-700
[PubMed ID: 21116726]
Nichol PF Corliss RF Tyrrell JD Graham B Reeder A Saijoh Y .
Conditional mutation of fibroblast growth factor receptors 1 and 2 results in an omphalocele in mice associated with disruptions in ventral body wall muscle formation. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Jan;46(1):90-6
[PubMed ID: 21238647]
Durkin ET Nichol PF Lund DP Chen H Sippel RS .
What is the optimal treatment for children with primary hyperparathyroidism? J Pediatr Surg. 2010 Jun;45(6):1142-6
[PubMed ID: 20620309]
Ibele AR Kennedy GD Lund DP Nichol PF .
Portal vein thrombus after pediatric proctocolectomy with ileoanal anastomosis. J Pediatr Surg. 2010 May;45(5):1026-9
[PubMed ID: 20438948]
Adams DM Fenton SJ Schirmer BD Mahvi DM Horvath K Nichol P .
One size does not fit all: current disposable laparoscopic devices do not fit the needs of female laparoscopic surgeons. Surg Endosc. 2008 Oct;22(10):2310-3
[PubMed ID: 18553204]
Nichol PF Byrne JL Dodgion C Saijoh Y .
Clinical considerations in gastroschisis: incremental advances against a congenital anomaly with severe secondary effects. Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet. 2008 Aug 15;148C(3):231-40
[PubMed ID: 18655104]
Vogler SA Fenton SJ Scaife ER Book LS Jackson D Nichol PF Meyers RL .
Closed gastroschisis: total parenteral nutrition-free survival with aggressive attempts at bowel preservation and intestinal adaptation. J Pediatr Surg. 2008 Jun;43(6):1006-10
[PubMed ID: 18558174]
Fenton SJ Kastenmeier A Pysher TJ Nichol PF .
Acute appendicitis in a patient with hemolytic uremic syndrome: an unusual clinical scenario. Pediatr Surg Int. 2008 Apr;24(4):439-41
[PubMed ID: 17410368]
Park EJ Sun X Nichol P Saijoh Y Martin JF Moon AM .
System for tamoxifen-inducible expression of cre-recombinase from the Foxa2 locus in mice. Dev Dyn. 2008 Feb;237(2):447-53
[PubMed ID: 18161057]
Scaife ER Connors RC Morris SE Nichol PF Black RE Matlak ME Hansen K Bolte RG .
An established extracorporeal membrane oxygenation protocol promotes survival in extreme hypothermia. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Dec;42(12):2012-6
[PubMed ID: 18082698]
Brant-Zawadzki PB Fenton SJ Nichol PF Matlak ME Scaife ER .
The split abdominal wall muscle flap repair for large congenital diaphragmatic hernias on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun;42(6):1047-50; discussion 1051
[PubMed ID: 17560218]
Fenton SJ Dodgion CM Meyers RL Nichol PF Scaife ER .
Temporary abdominal vacuum-packing closure in the neonatal intensive care unit. J Pediatr Surg. 2007 Jun;42(6):957-60; discussion 960-1
[PubMed ID: 17560202]