Dr. Nichols is an Associate Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute. He received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Mathematics from Georgetown University in 1983 and his Medical degree from Georgetown in 1988. Prior to joining UF Health Proton Therapy Institute, he served as medical director of the Bay Medical Regional Cancer Center in Panama City, Florida. He is the author or coauthor of more than 30 peer-reviewed publications. His work has appeared in a number of high impact journals including the Journal of Clinical Oncology, the International Journal of Radiation Oncology Biology Physics and Acta Oncologica. A University of Florida Department of Radiation Oncology faculty member since 2008, he serves as the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (RTOG) Principal Investigator for both the Jacksonville and Gainesville campuses. A radiation oncologist for more than 30 years, Dr. Nichols specializes in treating cancers of the prostate, lung and pancreas.