David Paul Nichols, MD

David Paul Nichols, MD


Children's Title: Medical Director, CF TDN Coordinating Center

Academic Title: Associate Professor

Research Center: Center for Clinical and Translational Research

    • Irene Monterey, CA 11.12.17

      Before I met Dr Nichols, I struggled with 22 years of recurring pneumonias caused by pathogens like Pseudomonas aeruginosa and atypical Mycobacteria, increasing permanent lung damage (called bronchiectasis), malnutrition, and a decreasing ability to breathe. I sought a diagnosis from many highly regarded physicians without success. As a last resort I went to National Jewish where Dr. Nichols, with his extensive knowledge of & experience with cf diagnosed me with nonclassic CF and gave me access to care in a CF Care Center, which saved my life. I am forever grateful!!

  • Other Publications

    • Reynolds SD, Rios C, Wesolowska-Andersen A, Zhuang Y, Pinter M, Happoldt C, Hill CL, Lallier SW, Cosgrove GP, Solomon GM, Nichols DP, Seibold MA
      Airway Progenitor Clone Formation is Enhanced by Y-27632-dependent Changes in the Transcriptome.
      27144410 American journal of respiratory cell and molecular biology, 2016 May 4
    • Ferril GR, Nick JA, Getz AE, Barham HP, Saavedra MT, Taylor-Cousar JL, Nichols DP, Curran-Everett D, Kingdom TT, Ramakrishnan VR
      Comparison of radiographic and clinical characteristics of low-risk and high-risk cystic fibrosis genotypes.
      25224556 International forum of allergy and rhinology, 2014 Nov. : 4(11)915-20
    • Ahmad S, Nichols DP, Strand M, Rancourt RC, Randell SH, White CW, Ahmad A
      SERCA2 regulates non-CF and CF airway epithelial cell response to ozone.
      22096575 PloS one, 2011 : 6(11)e27451 PMCID:PMC3214057


Board Certification(s)

Pediatric Pulmonology

Medical/Professional School

University of Missouri, Columbia


University of Missouri, Columbia
Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland


Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland

Clinical Interests

Pulmonary medicine broadly with particular interest in cystic fibrosis, non-CF bronchiectasis, and asthma

Research Description

Cystic fibrosis clinical and translational research