Ashley C. Nichols, MD
Assistant Professor
CH19- 219N
1720 2nd Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35294-2041
Voice: 205.975.8197
Fax: 205.975.8173


NicholsAshley C. Nichols, MD, grew up in Corpus Christi, Texas. She attended Baylor University where she received her undergraduate degree as a University Scholars major with an emphasis in Medical Humanities and spent her non-academic time working for Young Life Ministries. She then entered University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas for her graduate studies where she was probably best known for her musical role in their senior film. During her time in medical school, her interest in palliative care prompted a summer fellowship through the American Medical Student Association in End of Life Care.
Her residency training in Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics brought her to the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2006.  She completed her training in 2010 and subsequently stayed for her fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine as our first fellow with an emphasis in pediatrics. Graduating in 2011, she joined our clinical faculty in July at the UAB Center for Supportive and Palliative Care (with a role on both our inpatient service and in our outpatient Supportive Care and Survivorship Clinic) and at Children's of Alabama on their Palliative Care Team. In December of 2012, she became Medical Director for inpatient palliative services at UAB and serves on our Palliative Care Leadership Center team, as well as directing the Clinical Training Academy.
Dr. Nichols is board certified in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics as well as Hospice &  Palliative Medicine. Her clinical interests include integrating palliative care in chronic pediatric disease (specifically in the muscular dystrophy populations, where she is involved in a multidisciplinary clinic) and education in both palliative care and the medical humanities. She also serves as our Medical Student Education Coordinator.

Professional Memberships

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
American College of Physicians
American Academy of Pediatrics

Selected Publications

Nichols, AC and Tucker RO. Unipac 4: Management of Selected Non-Pain Symptoms. Ed: C. Porter Storey, MD. Glenview, IL: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2012 (pending publication).