Francis C. Nichols, III, M.D.

  1. General Surgeon
  2. Cardiothoracic Surgeon
  3. Chair, Thoracic Surgery, Minnesota

Departments

Location

  1. Rochester, Minnesota

Languages

English
  1. 1992
    Chief Resident - Cardiothoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  2. 1992
    Resident - Cardiothoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  3. 1991
    Chief Resident - General Thoracic SurgeryThoracic Surgery Fellowship, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  4. 1989
    Chief Resident - General SurgeryDepartment of Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  5. 1989
    Resident - General SurgeryDepartment of Surgery, Mayo Graduate School of Medicine, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  6. 1984
    MDUniversity of Virginia
  7. 1980
    Bachelor - ChemistryHoly Cross

Certifications

  1. 1994
    Thoracic and Cardiac SurgeryAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  2. 1990
    General SurgeryAmerican Board of Surgery

Awards and honors

  1. 2014
    Best DoctorsMinnesota Monthly Magazine
  2. 2013
    Outstanding Teacher PGY-3 ClassGeneral Surgery Residency Program, Programs in Rochester, Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2013
    Poster Crawl Finalist - Co-investigator "Bullectomy for symptomatic or complicated Giant Bulla of the Lung"Society of Thoracic Surgeons 49th Annual Meeting
  4. 2012
    CoDE Award 2012 Mayo Clinic Lung Cancer Screening ProgramMayo Clinic Center for Innovation
  5. 2011
    U.S. Top DoctorsU.S. News and World Report
  6. 2011
    J. Maxwell Chamberlain Award - Co-investigator "Is warfarin indicated for anticoagulation in postoperative general thoracic surgery patients with new onset atrial fibrillation?"Society of Thoracic Surgeons 47th Annual Meeting
  7. 2009
    Best Doctors In AmericaBest Doctors, Inc.
  8. 2008
    Outstanding ACOSOG Z4032 Trial Enrollment 2007-2008American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  9. 2004
    Teacher of the Year Award Surgical SubspecialtiesDepartment of Surgery
  10. 2004
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionDepartment of Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  11. 2003
    Teacher of the Year Award Surgical SubspecialtiesDepartment of Surgery
  12. 2003
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionDepartment of Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  13. 2003
    America's Top DoctorsNational Castle Connolly Guide
  14. 2002
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionDepartment of Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  15. 1999
    Excellence in Teaching RecognitionDepartment of Surgery, Mayo Medical School, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  16. 1994
    Bergen Council Health & Medical Luncheon HonoreeBoy Scouts of America
  17. 1980
    Edward V. Killeen, Jr., Purse for General Excellence in ChemistryHoly Cross College
  18. 1980
    Graduated Summa Cum LaudeHoly Cross College
  19. 1979
    Phi Beta KappaHoly Cross College
  20. 1978
    College Honors ProgramHoly Cross College
  21. 1976
    Order of the Arrow Vigil HonorBoy Scouts of America
  22. 1972
    Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America
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Professional memberships

  1. 2017
    President-ElectPriestley Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  2. 2016 - present
    MemberWorkforce on Health Policy, Reform, and Advocacy Committee, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS)
  3. 2015 - 2016
    President-ElectPriestley Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  4. 2015 - present
    MemberHospital Census Management Oversight Group
  5. 2015 - present
    ChairFee Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  6. 2015 - present
    ChairWorkforce on Coding and Reimbursement, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  7. 2014 - 2018
    Executive Committee MemberPriestley Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  8. 2014 - 2015
    Vice ChairWorkforce on Coding and Reimbursement, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  9. 2014 - present
    MemberDivision of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  10. 2014 - present
    MemberThoracic Surgery Residency Training Program, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Department of Surgery
  11. 2014 - present
    MemberEHR and Practice Oversight Committee, Plummer Project, Epic Electronic Health Record/Revenue Cycle Management
  12. 2014 - present
    MemberEHR and Practice Oversight Committee, Plummer Project, Epic Electronic Health Record/Revenue Cycle Management
  13. 2013 - 2014
    Vice ChairFinance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  14. 2013
    Reviewer, Video PresentationsVideo-abstract Reviewer 2013 Annual Meeting, American Association for Thoracic Surgery
  15. 2013 - present
    MemberEMR Convergence Advisory Group
  16. 2012 - 2016
    ChairICD-10 PCS Steering Committee, ICD9-10 Oversight Committee
  17. 2012 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Revenue Cycle Compliance Operations Executive Team
  18. 2012 - present
    MemberUtilization Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  19. 2012 - present
    AdvisorGeneral Surgery Residency PGY-2 Residents Advisor, Department of Surgery
  20. 2012 - present
    MemberOversight Subcommittee, Utilization Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  21. 2012 - present
    MemberInternational Society for Diseases of the Esophagus
  22. 2012 - present
    MemberAmerican Association for Thoracic Surgery
  23. 2012 - present
    MemberEvaluation & Management (E/M) Wokgroup, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee, American Medical Association
  24. 2012 - present
    MemberSurgical Package Workgroup, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee, American Medical Association
  25. 2011 - 2014
    Executive Committee MemberFinance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  26. 2011 - 2012
    Executive Committee MemberFinancial Analysis Performance Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  27. 2011
    Oral Boards Guest ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  28. 2011 - present
    Medical DirectorOffice of Revenue and Billing Cycle Enterprise
  29. 2011 - present
    MemberAlliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology, Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
  30. 2011 - present
    MemberWorkforce on Coding and Reimbursement, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  31. 2010 - 2016
    Physician MemberICD9-10 Oversight Committee
  32. 2010 - 2016
    MemberProblem List Steering Group, ICD9-10 Oversight Committee
  33. 2010 - 2012
    Co-ChairGeneral Thoracic Surgery Team, Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  34. 2010 - 2012
    MemberSurgical Administrative Committee, Department of Surgery
  35. 2010
    Oral Boards Guest ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  36. 2010
    MemberGuideline Committee for National Pilot Study for ProvenCare Lung Cancer Collaborative, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  37. 2010
    Co-Chair2010 Spring Meeting Poster Session, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  38. 2010
    AdvisorSociety of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Joint Workforce on Nomenclature and Coding
  39. 2010
    MemberExpert Panel on General Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Joint Workforce on Nomenclature and Coding
  40. 2010 - present
    ContributorCPT Assistant, Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee, American Medical Association
  41. 2010 - present
    MemberStudy Group ACOSOG Z4099 - RTOG1021: Randomized Phase III Study of Sublobar Resection vs. Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy in High Risk Patients with Stage I Nonsmall Cell Lung Cancer, American College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  42. 2009 - 2010
    MemberNational Quality Forum (NQF)
  43. 2009 - 2010
    Committee MemberCoding Maintenance Expert Panel, National Quality Forum (NQF)
  44. 2009
    Oral Boards Guest ExaminerAmerican Board of Thoracic Surgery
  45. 2009 - present
    Physician LeaderClinical Documentation Improvement (CDIP), Revenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester
  46. 2009 - present
    MemberMortality Review Team
  47. 2009 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Association
  48. 2009 - present
    AdvisorCurrent Procedural Terminology (CPT) Advisory Committee, American Medical Association
  49. 2008 - 2012
    MemberSteering Committee, Esophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett's Esophagus Registry, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  50. 2008 - 2010
    Executive Committee MemberPriestley Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  51. 2008 - 2010
    Member and Peer AdvisorMember Organization Steering Committee, American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  52. 2008
    MemberPatient Safety Indicator Data Team, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  53. 2008 - present
    MemberEsophageal Adenocarcinoma and Barrett's Esophagus Registry, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  54. 2007 - 2011
    MemberCompliance Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  55. 2007 - 2011
    MemberAudit Oversight Subcommittee, Compliance Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  56. 2007 - present
    ChairRevenue Systems and Compliance Committee
  57. 2007 - present
    ChairQuality Assurance Subcommittee, Revenue Systems and Compliance Committee
  58. 2006 - 2014
    MemberFinance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  59. 2006
    Abstract Reviewer42nd Annual Meeting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  60. 2006 - present
    Co-ChairExecutive Committee, Revenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester
  61. 2005 - 2010
    MemberCommission on Cancer, American College of Surgeons
  62. 2005 - 2008
    MemberWorkforce on Patient Advocacy, Communications and Patient Safety, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  63. 2005
    Vice ChairFinancial Analysis Performance Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  64. 2005
    Abstract Reviewer41st Annual Meeting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  65. 2005 - present
    ChairRevenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  66. 2005 - present
    ChairQuality Assurance Subcommittee, Revenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester
  67. 2005 - present
    Vice PresidentExecutive Committee, General Thoracic Surgical Club
  68. 2005 - present
    PresenterRVS Update Committee, American Medical Association
  69. 2005 - present
    Vice PresidentGeneral Thoracic Surgical Club
  70. 2004 - 2012
    MemberFinancial Analysis Performance Group, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  71. 2004 - 2007
    Committee MemberWorkforce on the Annual Meeting Program Task Force, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  72. 2004
    Vice ChairRevenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  73. 2004
    Abstract Reviewer40th Annual Meeting, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  74. 2004
    MemberExpert Panel on General Thoracic Surgery, Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Joint Workforce on Nomenclature and Coding
  75. 2003 - 2011
    Surgical ChairLung Cancer Committee, North Central Cancer Treatment Group
  76. 2003 - 2009
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), Joint Workforce on Nomenclature and Coding
  77. 2003 - 2004
    Vice PresidentMayo Clinic Thoracic Society
  78. 2002 - 2010
    Education DirectorDivision of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  79. 2002 - 2006
    MemberCPI-10 Clinical Practice Investigator Review Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  80. 2002 - 2005
    MemberClinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  81. 2002 - 2004
    MemberQuality Assurance Subcommittee, Revenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester
  82. 2002 - present
    MemberGeneral Surgery Residency Committee, Department of Surgery
  83. 2002 - present
    MemberFee Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  84. 2002 - present
    MemberRevenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  85. 2002 - present
    MemberEsophageal Surgery Club
  86. 2002 - present
    MemberSociety for Laparoscopic Endoscopic Surgeons
  87. 2002 - present
    Participating PhysicianSTS General Thoracic Surgery Database, Society of Thoracic Surgeons
  88. 2001 - 2011
    MemberNorth Central Cancer Treatment Group
  89. 2001 - 2005
    MemberQuality Assurance Committee, Department of Surgery
  90. 2001 - 2005
    Subcommittee MemberMayo Clinic Rochester Surgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  91. 2001 - 2005
    MemberSurgical Operations Subcommittee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Surgical Committee, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  92. 2001 - 2002
    MemberCareer Development Work Group, Department of Surgery
  93. 2001 - 2002
    MemberRevenue Enhancement and Efficiency Group, Finance Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  94. 2001 - present
    MemberRevenue Systems Intermediary Group, Revenue Systems and Compliance Subcommittee - Rochester, Finance Committee - Rochester
  95. 2001 - present
    MemberSociety for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
  96. 2001 - present
    MemberAnnual Meeting Program Committee, General Thoracic Surgical Club
  97. 2000 - 2011
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons Oncology Group
  98. 2000 - present
    Physician AdvisorThoracic Surgery Residency, Department of Surgery
  99. 2000 - present
    Co-ChairDischarge Planning Team, Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  100. 2000 - present
    MemberGeneral Thoracic Surgery Team, Division of General Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery
  101. 2000 - present
    MemberMayo Clinic Thoracic Society
  102. 1999 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Surgeons
  103. 1999 - present
    MemberSociety of Thoracic Surgeons
  104. 1995 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Chest Physicians
  105. 1994 - 2000
    MemberEastern Cooperative Oncology Group
  106. 1994 - present
    Doctors Mayo Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  107. 1994 - present
    MemberGeneral Thoracic Surgical Club
  108. 1992 - 2000
    MemberBergen County Medical Society
  109. 1992 - 2000
    MemberMedical Society of New Jersey
  110. 1992 - 2000
    MemberHackensack University Medical Center
  111. 1992 - present
    Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Department of Education Administration
  112. 1992 - present
    Priestley Society, Mayo Clinic Alumni Association, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
  113. 1988 - 1989
    MemberPharmacy and Therapeutics Subcommittee - Rochester, Clinical Practice Committee - Rochester, Mayo Clinic Rochester Committees
  114. 1984 - present
    MemberMedical School Alumni Association, University of Virginia
  115. 1981 - present
    MemberHoly Cross Alumni Association
  116. 1977 - present
    MemberBergen Catholic High School Alumni Association
  117.  
    MemberTumor Board, Hackensack University Medical Center
  118.  
    MemberCancer Prevention Committee, Hackensack University Medical Center
  119.  
    MemberEducation Committee, Hackensack University Medical Center
  120.  
    MemberSurgical Committee, Hackensack University Medical Center
  121.  
    MemberPatient Care Committee, Hackensack University Medical Center
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Publications

Research activities

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